PhD candidate with a background in neuroscience, now combining her love of gaming with her interest in the brain and human behaviour. Collector of useless skills, photographer, illustrator, and ukulele player.
And when we're in game worlds, I believe that many of us become the best version of ourselves — the most likely to help at a moment's notice, the most likely to stick with a problem as long as it takes, to get up after failure and try again.
I am a researcher with a background in biology. I received my research master's degree in Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Groningen. I have always had a broad-range of interests, having worked on topics such as chronobiology, cell biology, neurodegeneration, the nature of consciousness, brain lateralization, depression and behavioural biology.
I started my PhD at the Behavioural Science Institute at the Radboud University in 2017. I am planning on focusing on how social interaction in online games is experienced, what elements are needed to achieve a feeling of social presence, and how social games can help lower stress.
People with large social networks on average live longer, happier, less stressed lives. We can potentially leverage virtual reality to increase the experience of social support and impact daily stress and anxiety. Therefore, this project aims to pinpoint which aspects of virtual social interaction are needed to convey a sense of social support.
@Gryphire @GEMH_Lab It's true, I am the best.
During a poster presentation on chronobiology, a professor came by to listen to me explain my research. After faili… https://t.co/OmwoaGtILL
GEMH Lab Blog - Let's Talk about Mental Health: YouTubers and Twitch steamers speaking up about their own MH strugg… https://t.co/ZbL1qJaTM3
Recently, a number of YouTubers and Twitch streamers have started talking about their own mental health struggles, trying to start a conversation with their viewers about this topic. In this blog I showcase a couple of these videos in the hopes that it might encourage you to speak up as well.
RT @GEMH_Lab: A new theme month! GEMH Lab - You are not alone, you can talk about it! https://t.co/D1bgDe62cC https://t.co/DzbIFdhKyg
I've been eyeing the game #Ashen since last year's E3, and with the new info coming out this year, I think it has s… https://t.co/vnoiLEUr6L
Relationships with others can be tricky, especially when you're moving from high school life to student life, or from student life to working life. How do you stay in touch with old friends when you're living far apart? My advise, although perhaps counter intuitive, is to get into gaming and I'll explain why.
New blog post! In which I share some nostalgia about the Discworld MUD game and tell you about how online gaming ha… https://t.co/dXk4FE1pMQ
It’s 2018, and January is traditionally the time when people make an attempt to incorporate new lifestyle changes into their daily routine. But who are the people who most often make successful new year’s resolutions? It all has to do with mindset.
1 in 4 students in lonely... A new GEMH lab blog! https://t.co/F6hiqPXoT1