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For my PhD project I am working on a virtual reality training-game for the Dutch police. The goal is to train police officers to make optimal decisions in highly stressful situations. The game will involve biofeedback and my role is to identify and integrate biofeedback parameters that facilitate improved decision making under stress. Futher, I will help informing the game development and eventually test the efficacy of the game.

I have a background in biological Psychology (BSc from Maastricht University) and Cognitive Neuroscience (research-MSc from Maastricht University) and I am generally interested in how electroencephalographic (especially oscillatory) activity gives rise to cognitive and behavioral phenomena. Throughout my studies I worked with electroencephalography and started by investigating how the recognition of personally salient information can be detected by means of time-locked cortical potentials. Subsequently, during a research internship at the German Sports University Cologne I studied the role of oscillatory cortical activity in the temporal resolution of visual perception.

Projects I’ve worked on

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    Control Over Automatic Action Tendencies Under Threat: A Biofeedback Training in Virtual Reality

    About the project

    Fast and accurate decision making in threatening situations is vital for police officers on duty. However, under threat, people tend to react impulsively and lack cognitive control. This is why police officers need to train control over their responses to threat as much as possible. To enable this, we develop a virtual training environment with real-time biofeedback. We combine virtual reality and biofeedback to create a personalized, realistic training experience, while honing state-of-the-art technology and psychophysical theory.

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    Games for Mental Health in the Lowlands


    KU Leuven

    The symposium will be held in the renovated building 'Collegium Veteranorum'

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Worked together with

Isabela Granic

Professor and Chair of the Developmental Psychopathology department in the Behavioural Science Institute; writer; voracious podcast consumer; mother of two upstanding little gamers


Director of GEMH Lab

Abele Michela

Phd student working on a training program for Dutch Police incorporating Virtual Reality and Biofeedback.



Evan Hirsch
BFA Industrial Design

I work with clients to design ecosystems, adapt bleeding edge research and develop end-to-end strategies that help improve the lives of their patients, practitioners and users.


Executive Creative Director - Collaborator

Karin Roelofs

Professor of Experimental Psychopathology at the Behavioural Science Institute (BSI) and chair of the PI-group “Affective Neuroscience” at the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (DCCN), Radboud University. Director of the EPAN Lab (www.epanlab.nl)




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