The Moral Brain

From 2014 to 2018 I was a PhD student at the Decision Neuroscience Lab at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behavior, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands. From 2018 to 2020 I worked as a postdoc in the Social & Affective Neuroscience Lab at Brown University in the United States.

My academic work revolves around the question what drives social behavior. How do we make decisions that affect people around us, and how are these decisions implemented in the human brain? By combining insights from psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and behavioral economics, I attempt to contribute to our knowledge of ourselves.

Check out this press release about my PhD research for more information. Or take a look at a blog I wrote for Psychology Today about the psychology of political polarization.

PhD thesis Models of Morality in Behavior and Brain

In the video below – in Dutch – I explain one of my experiments.