Dr Amanda Kaas (A.L.)
- Tactile/haptic perception, visual-haptic integration, pain, somatosensory cortex
- Working memory, mental imagery, perceptual learning
- functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), real-time fMRI, fMRI brain-computer interfaces, psychophysics
Professional career history
- since 2013 assistant professor at the Dept. of Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University
- 2012 - 2013 Project coordinator of project 5 of the BrainGain Consortium research program “Self-modification of brain activity by feedback and training”. The BrainGain Consortium consists of researchers, companies and potential users of Brain-Computer and Computer-Brain interfaces, and is funded by SmartMix, a Dutch initiative to support applied research.
- Since 2008 Postdoctoral fellow at the Dept. of Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University in the group of Prof. dr. Rainer Goebel (fMRI brain-computer interfaces and somatosensory plasticity, method: fMRI).
- 2006 – 2008 Postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Department of Neurophysiology. DFG-NWO project “Imagined motion: investigating interactions between the parietal spatial imagery system and visual motion-specific and early visual areas”. Project coordinators: Lars Muckli, PhD (Department of Psychology, University of Glasgow, UK) and Elia Formisano, PhD (Maastricht University, The Netherlands).
- 2001 – 2006 PhD student at the University Maastricht, Faculty of Psychology, Department of Cognitive Neuroscience. NWO project “Object manipulation from a perception-action perspective: The neural bases of object-manipulation”. PhD-thesis: “The neural and behavioral bases of active touch and tactile working memory”.Co-promotor: Dr. Hanneke van Mier; Promotor: Prof. dr. Rainer Goebel.
- 2001 Minor mathematics (Dynamical systems and Modeling) at the Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
- 2001 Master of Science in Psychology, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Specialization quantitative psychology and psychonomics.
- 1999 – 2000 Research internship MEG center Academic Hospital Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. development of a realistic head model for MEG/EEG source localization. Supervision Prof. dr. jan de Munck and Dr. Dennis van 't Ent.
- 1996 Propaedeutic exam Psychology, Leiden University, Faculty of Psychology
Vision, Cognitive Neuroscience, Departments, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience