My current project studies how economic choices become habitual and how habits can be overcome. I use computational modeling, fMRI, and brain stimulation techniques to investigate these questions.
My broader research interests are pretty varied: finding out why humans act the way they do. Before and during my PhD, I studied the role of the cerebellum in non-motor functions such as language and cognition. In my postdoc at NIDA (NIH, US) I switched gears and learned more about addiction and reward processing. My present Fellowship integrates key ideas behind reward processing, automaticity, and cognition.
My Fellowship is funded by the Flanders Fund for Scientific Research (FWO) and the European Commission’s Marie Curie Actions through the Pegasus2 scheme.