Alexander Backus defended his dissertation at the Donders Institute on 22 September 2017 and was awarded his PhD cum laude. During his time in our lab, Alex worked on memory integration using both fMRI and MEG. Here you can find a Dutch newspaper article about his work. Alex is now a data scientiest at Big Data Republic.
How come we can remember some things very well, while we often forget the rest? Christian Doeller, Sander Bosch and Silvy Collin set out to answer this question using fMRI neuroimaging for the Dutch television show “Katja’s Bodyscan”, starring television personality Katja Schuurman.
Why do some people always lose their way in a new city, while others have a flawless sense of direction? The answer might have to do with how we sense the world around us. In this episode of the radio show Labyrint, Richard, Bob, Emmy and Henk discuss how their sense of the world sometimes shifts by 90 degrees, while neuroscientists Christian Doeller, Joost Wegman and Tobias Navarro Schröder try to explain this phenomenon.