About me


I am a philosopher with an interest in psychology, psychiatry and cognitive neuroscience. I obtained my PhD in philosophy at the University of Leiden (cum laude) with an interdisciplinary study on the embodiment and situatedness of social cognition. As postdoctoral fellow at the Ruhr-University Bochum I have been involved in two major projects. The main focus of the first project ‘Other minds: neurophilosophy of intersubjectivity’ was on the development of false belief understanding. In the second project ‘The Social Mind: Self, Other and Interaction in Cultural Context’ I investigated how social cognition is shaped by cultural context. The results of these projects have been published in various journals, such as Cognition, Trends in Cognitive Sciences and Synthese. A large part of my current research as Assistant Professor of Language and Cognition at the Radboud University Nijmegen is still dedicated to questions about embodied and situated cognition. Over time, however, I have also taken an interest in related topics, such as emotion, predictive processing, personal identity, narrativity and self-knowledge.

Research Interests:
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Psychology and Psychiatry
Philosophy of Neuroscience
Cognitive Science of Religion
Science and the Public Domain

My full CV ( in pdf)

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