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Jolien Francken

I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam (2016-2018, Amsterdam Brain and Cognition Talent Grant). I obtained my PhD in cognitive neuroscience (2016) from the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen. Before, I got my Master's degrees in Philosophy (2010, cum laude) and Medicine (2011, cum laude) at the University of Amsterdam.


After studying the neural mechanisms underlying language-perception interactions during my PhD Project, I realized that the empirical part of cognitive neuroscience and the philosophical side equally fascinated me. Therefore, I decided to continue a career in theoretical cognitive neuroscience. My ambition is to advance cognitive neuroscience research as well as its relevance for society by improving the interpretation and translation of experimental findings.


In the Conscious Brain lab, I aim to improve the interpretation of experimental findings in the field of visual consciousness, by critically examining its theoretical assumptions and methodological approaches.