My research focuses on (individual differences in) language processing in the brain, both in the adult and during child language development. In my past work I have used a combination of different neuroimaging techniques (EEG, fMRI, MEG), in both typical and neurodivergent populations. Having studied sentence comprehension in the adult brain during my PhD at the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging in Nijmegen, and neural oscillations and entrainment to visual stimuli in autism during my postdoc years at Utrecht University, I received a Veni grant to study individual differences in neural sensitivity to rhythm in infants, and its relation to language development. After working as Senior Investigator at the Max Planck Institute in Nijmegen, since 2021 I am an Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuropsychology at Tilburg University. Here I continue to explore the interaction between brain maturation and language development, as well as the influence of multimodal cues hereon.
infant language development