Contact Information

rosanne.rademaker [at]

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

The questions that intrigue me the most have to do with how processes in the brain give rise to a stable and coherent picture of everyday life. Broadly speaking, I wish to investigate how information is gathered by the senses and how the brain carries out computations and integrates this information in order to eventually make decisions. Most of my research so far has focused on visual mental imagery and visual working memory. How does the visual system maintain an active representation of a visual scene after it can no longer access that information directly? Currently, my main interest is wanting to learn more about basic computational principles that support normal brain functioning, and visual attention in particular.

Quick Bio

I obtained a BSc in Psychology from the University of Groningen in 2006 (majors in "biological" and "social" psychology). Subsequently, I enrolled in a 2-year research MSc program in Neuropsychology at Maastricht University, moving first to Maastricht (2007) and then to Nashville, TN (2008) for an internship in the lab of Frank Tong at Vanderbilt University. In total, I ended up staying with the Tong lab for almost 2 years before deciding I would like to start a PhD back in Europe. Currently, I'm a third-year PhD student at Maastricht University with Alexander Sack and Peter de Weerd. Most of my projects focus on Visual Working Memory, using psychophysics and TMS/fMRI. Because of my interests in the computational principles underlying visual perception, and my wish to combine computational modeling with fMRI, I recently started as a visiting PhD student at the Visual Computation group of Janneke Jehee at the Donders Institute in Nijmegen.