Interview over het plastische brein in Trouw

Interview over het plastische brein in Trouw

Een interview met mij van de hand van wetenschapsredacteur Willem Schoonen verscheen vandaag (8 mei) in Trouw. Het is een mooi artikel geworden. Blijft lastig om in korte antwoorden een genuanceerd beeld te schetsen. Wat dat betreft begrijp ik de…

Excerpts of my PhD thesis: Practicing the Plastic Brain

Excerpts of my PhD thesis: Practicing the Plastic Brain

In a few weeks, I will defend my PhD thesis titled Practicing the Plastic Brain: popular neuroscience and the good life, at Maastricht University. Below, you can already find a few excerpts of my thesis: Chapter 1, a Dutch summary,…

Invitation to my PhD defence, May 16th 10h at Maastricht University

Invitation to my PhD defence, May 16th 10h at Maastricht University

A date has been set! You are cordially invited to attend the public defence of my dissertation, at Wednesday May 16th, 10h sharp at the Aula of Maastricht University (Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht). You can find some excerpts of my dissertation…

Exciting symposium on artistic research practices

Exciting symposium on artistic research practices

On March 20th, we organized a symposium on artistic research at the Faculty of the Arts, Maastricht. Showcasing a variety of concrete projects, the symposium aimed to articulate some characteristics of a typical Maastricht style of doing artistic research. The…

New job: postdoc in Artful Participation

New job: postdoc in Artful Participation

Finally, I can announce a new job! As of today, I’m starting as a post-doc researcher in the three-year project Artful Participation. In this beautiful and super relevant project, we’ll be exploring new ways of artistically meaningful audience participation in…

Symposium March 20th: Doing Artistic Research: A Collaboratory

Symposium March 20th: Doing Artistic Research: A Collaboratory

At our Research Centre for Arts, Autonomy, and the Public Sphere we are organising an exciting symposium on practices of artistic research. See below for the flyer, program will be updated soon. Join us! Participation is free, register by sending…

Lezing op symposium "Homo Sapiens 3.0 & het Ethische Dilemma"

Lezing op symposium “Homo Sapiens 3.0 & het Ethische Dilemma”

Zaterdag 13 januari zal ik een lezing verzorgen op het symposium “Homo Sapiens 3.0 & Het Ethische Dilemma: ethische problematiek rondom technologie en het verbeteren van de mens”. Het symposium wordt georganiseerd door Quatuor Coronati “De Nieuwe Lantaarn” in samenwerking…

PhD submitted!

PhD submitted!

Yesterday, the deed was one: I finally submitted my PhD! The manuscript is titled ‘Practicing the Plastic Brain: valuing popular neuroscience across the lifespan’. I have worked on it for six years and one month, and I’m quite happy with…

Upcoming talk at Worlding the Brain conference (Amsterdam)

Upcoming talk at Worlding the Brain conference (Amsterdam)

After months and months of writing, I finally can go outside and play again! Next week, I’ll present at the wonderful Worlding the Brain conference, at the University of Amsterdam. Great interdisciplinary program, including art, tech & much more. Check…