Conference: Participatory Practices in Arts and Heritage

Together with Maastricht Centre for Arts and Culture, Conservation and Heritage (MACCH) and Jan van Eyck Academie, our research centre at Zuyd organized an exciting conference on participation in the arts. This week, March 17th & 18th, there are plenty…

New publication: “Being a Good External Prefrontal Lobe: parenting teenage brains”

In 2015 I presented at the conference ‘The Human Sciences After the Decade of the Brain’, at the University of Mainz. The conference has resulted in an edited volume by Elisabeth Hildt and Jon Leeflang, which has just been published…

Open call: Drawing Instruments Or: how to calibrate an artist?

symposium – exhibition Maastricht, Herdenkingsplein 12, March 16 & 17, 2017 In this first yearly symposium of the Lectoraat AOK, we will approach the artist as a research instrument. Sidestepping the fandamental debate about whether art can be research, we…

Lecture at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

A few months ago, I received a kind invitation by colleague Jonna Brenninkmeijer – check out her wonderful book Neurotechnologies of the Self! – to give a lecture about my upcoming dissertation to her Psychology master-students at the RUG. So…

Game on Granny? Some notes on gaming the ageing brain

Tomorrow is World Alzheimer’s Day. Normally this day would pass me by without notice. This year is different. Not because I experienced Alzheimer in my family lately – my grandma, who did suffer from dementia, died a long time ago….