I am a researcher in the Neurobiology of Language Department at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
I currently supervise two excellent PhD students, Daniel Sharoh, who works on laminar fMRI studies on word processing and Laura Giglio, who researches the neurobiology of sentence-level language production.
Before this I was a junior fellow at the Hanse Institute for Advanced Studies and a Research Fellow in Gina Kuperberg’s lab at the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Tufts. I did my PhD in the Neurocognition of Language Group at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. My daily supervisor was Peter Hagoort, with some help from Peter Indefrey and Karl Magnus Petersson as well.
My PhD research focused on bilingual language comprehension and how the brain handles two languages in one brain. In past and current research am especially interested in the first days of language acquisition. My other areas of research are predictive mechanisms during language processing and syntactic priming.