My general research interest revolves around elucidating how the human brain interprets the plethora of visual input impinging on our retinae on a moment-to-moment basis, ultimately leading to a conscious visual experience.
In my ongoing NWO Veni-funded project I investigate how visual perception in naturalistic scenes is modulated by expectations and by the behavioral goals of the observer. To this end, I make use of a combination of psychophysical, modeling, and neuro-imaging methods. Key-words describing my research include visual perception, visual working memory, consciousness, and attentional selection.
I am the head of the CAP-Lab, and work in close collaboration with the Visual Cognitive Neuroscience Lab headed by Marius Peelen (Donders Institute, Nijmegen), and the Attention Lab headed by Stefan van der Stigchel (Utrecht University).
Studium Generale Eindhoven 2023 (EN): "Visual vs Brains - Seeing the world through our brains"