My central research aim is to unravel the fundamental mechanisms by which the mammalian brain represents, stores and processes information. In my lab, we study how neuronal populations represent the sensory world, and we analyze the expression and use of memories during wakefulness or sleep.
Understanding how animals use memories to guide their behavior helps us map the basic operations of memory systems in the brain and provides us with clues on where these systems fail in diseases such as Alzheimer’s, epilepsy or different sleep disorders.
|since 2011||NERF Principal Investigator|
|2003–2011||Postdoc, MIT / Picower Institute, Boston, US|
|2003||PhD, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|1998||MSc, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands|