Bio

I am an Associate Professor of Vision and AI in the department of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence. My research interests include the structure, function and plasticity of human visual cortex in health and disease, applying knowledge of biological vision to computer vision, and developing novel data-analytical approaches for the analysis of (big) neuroimaging data. Prior to joining Tilburg University, I was a PI at the Radboudumc, and Associate PI at the Donders Institute in Nijmegen. Following my PhD in visual neuroscience at the University of Groningen and postdoc positions in the US and UK, I obtained a VENI fellowship from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) in 2016, and an NWO VIDI fellowship in 2020. I am also a Senior Research Affiliate at the Donders Institute (DCCN), associate editor for Frontiers in Neuroscience, the outgoing chair of the Open Science Committee of the Organisation for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), and a board member of the Dutch Hemianopia Foundation.

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Computer Vision

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Recent publications

  1. Fine-grained topographic organization within somatosensory cortex dur…

    Isakoglou, C., Haak, K. V. V., Wolfers, T., Floris, D. L. L., Llera, A., Oldehinkel, M., Forde, N. J. J., Oakley, B. F. M., Tillmann, J., Holt, R. J. J., Moessnang, C., Loth, E., Bourgeron, T., Baron-Cohen, S., Charman, T., Banaschewski, T., Murphy, D. G. M., Buitelaar, J. K. K., Marquand, A. F. F., & Beckmann, C. F. F. (2023). Fine-grained topographic organization within somatosensory cortex during resting-state and emotional face-matching task and its association with ASD traits. Translational Psychiatry, 13(1), Article 270.
  2. The effect of long-term sleep disruption on the brain – looking beyon…

    Mentink, L., van Osch, M. J. P., Bakker, L. J., Rikkert, M. G. M. O., Beckmann, C. F., Claassen, J. A. H. R., & Haak, K. (2023). The effect of long-term sleep disruption on the brain – looking beyond amyloid. BioRxiv.
  3. Linking functional and structural brain organisation with behaviour i…

    Oblong, LM., Llera, A., Mei, T., Haak, K., Isakoglou, C., Floris, DL., Durston, S., Moessnang, C., Banaschewski, T., Baron-Cohen, S., Loth, E., Dell'Acqua, F., Charman, T., Murphy, DGM., Ecker, C., Buitelaar, JK., Beckmann, CF., Group, EU.-AIMS. LEAP., & Forde, NJ. (2023). Linking functional and structural brain organisation with behaviour in autism: a multimodal EU-AIMS Longitudinal European Autism Project (LEAP) study. Molecular Autism, 14, Article 32.
  4. Mental maps without vision: Neural signatures of cognitive maps based…

    Ottink, L., Berg, L. V. D., Peters, I., Geest, T. V. D., Haak, K., Doeller, C., & Wezel, R. V. (2023). Mental maps without vision: Neural signatures of cognitive maps based on haptic input in the hippocampal formation. BioRxiv.
  5. Bayesian connective field modeling using a Markov Chain Monte Carlo a…

    Invernizzi, A., Haak, K. V., Carvalho, J. C., Renken, R. J., & Cornelissen, F. W. (2022). Bayesian connective field modeling using a Markov Chain Monte Carlo approach. Neuroimage, 264, Article 119688.

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