Maartje C. de Jong


I'm a postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University,
dept. Experimental Psychology, The Netherlands.
My research concerns the way our brain organizes
and interprets sensory information.

[read] Article about my PhD research by
NEMO kennislink (in Dutch)

[read] Article about my PhD thesis by
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
(in Dutch)

[read] PhD thesis

[read] Dance Your PhD Contest

I currently study visuo-tactile integration in near-body space using psychophysics and electro-encephalography (EEG). Specifically, I am interested in the modulation of touch perception by social and affective visual information. [more info]

As a PhD student I investigated the way that perceptual interpretations of ambiguous visual images are modulated over time. I studied this topic using a variety of techniques, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), intracranial & scalp electro-encephalography (ECoG & EEG) and psychophysics. [PDF]  [more info]

I have also worked on visuospatial orienting in autism. [more info]

I hold a PhD degree in visual neuroscience, a master's degree in cognitive neuroscience (cum laude, GPA=4.0) and a bachelor's degree in biology.

In my spare time I like to travel, do sports and I am a mother of two. [see travel pics]