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Sean van Mil

I am a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam's Conscious Brain Lab, supported by an ERC consolidator grant under Simon van Gaal's supervision. My academic journey began with a Bachelor's in Psychobiology, followed by a Master's in Biomedical Sciences, both at the University of Amsterdam.

My passion for cognitive research led me to the University of Cambridge, where I completed my second internship and worked as a research assistant alongside Tristan Bekinschtein, Simon van Gaal and Andres Canales-Johnson. Our focus was on decision-making and neural dynamics under varying levels of drowsiness, and I continue to collaborate with Simon and the lab on related projects.

My current PhD research investigates how different arousal levels impact performance and conscious perception. I will employ behavioral manipulations, pupillometry, and neural and physiological measurements to shed light on this intriguing aspect of the conscious brain.

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