Martijn Barendregt, currently finishing his PhD in Serge Dumoulin’s lab in Utrecht, will start on a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Neuroimaging of Flexible Visual Processing in Amsterdam.

In this project, we will investigate how expectations and attention influence visual processing and perception in normal observers and expert meditators. A main ingredient of the project is a detailed mapping of retinotopic brain areas by constructing forward models based on convolutional neural networks.

We’re really happy with Martijn as our PostDoc, and are excited about starting this project using the 7T scanner at the Spinoza center.