Team Members

Heleen Slagter

Heleen Slagter

Principal Investigator

Director of the Cognition & Plasticity laboratory, Professor Brain, Cognition, and Plasticity at the Department of Applied and Experimental Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Chris Jungerius

Chris Jungerius

PhD student

Chris is interested in how statistical and contextual learning guide perception and attention

Surya Selvam

Surya Selvam

PhD student

In his PhD project, Surya examines the plasticity and automaticity of the predictive mind, using meditation.

Lynn Sorenson

Lynn Sorenson

PhD student

Lynn uses deep neural networks to study visual cognition. Lynn just handed in her thesis and will embark on a postdoc at MIT soon!

Caterina Trentin

Caterina Trentin

PhD student

Caterina's PhD project examines the action-orientedness of working memory and attention

Litian Chen

Litian Chen

PhD student

Litian will start in September 2022 on a CSC-funded project

Evert Boonstra

Evert Boonstra

PhD student

Evert's PhD project explores three threads stemming from Karl Friston's free-energy principle (FEP): 1) the fundamental role played in perception by 1) the basal ganglia and dopamine, 2) action, and the 3) the philosophical implications of the principle more generally.

Jet Lageman

Jet Lageman

PhD student

Jet is interested in the relationship between action and perception.