2017 – current PhD candidate at the Vrije University, Amsterdam
2016 – 2017 Honours Master Programme at the Radboud University Nijmegen
2015 – 2017 Master Cognitive Neuroscience at the Donders Institute Nijmegen [Cum laude]
2012 – 2015 Bachelor Psychology at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
PhD project: Measuring Sensory Processing in Autism: From Questionnaire to Neurophysiology.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is characterized by a broad range of both social and non-social symptoms. Recently, sensory sensitivity has been added as non-social symptom to the DSM-5 criteria. In a parallel development, multiple theories have proposed sensory processing as an underlying mechanism that could potentially explain the broad range of symptoms in ASD.
In this project, I am investigating sensory processing in a large sample of adults with and without ASD, using questionnaires, neuropsychological tasks, and electroencephalography (EEG). I aim to characterize sensory processing in the visual and auditory domains, using multiple tasks, and link both questionnaire scores and task performances to measures of EEG. Furthermore, I am looking to identify EEG resting state biomarkers which correlate to sensory sensitivity, and which could potentially distinguish between adults with and without ASD.
VU University Amsterdam
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