I believe that as a scientist, especially as a woman in a STEM-field, I feel a responsibility to share the beauty and excitement of science. I do this in different ways: of course I teach, but I also give presentations and I am involved in several other activities.
Women in (Neuro)Science
Unfortunately enough, there are still not many women in science, especially not in my field, computational neuroscience. I find this a pity! So why is that, and what can we do about it? Here is just a random collection of stories and ideas that I like.
Donders Inclusion Seminar on CrowdCast
Watch the Donders Inclusion Seminar back!
Podcast (in Dutch): What can a computer learn from our brain?
In the middle of the night from October 5th to 6th, I was interviewed by Mirthe van der Drift in the Dutch Radio NPO1 in program “NPO Focus”. We talked about brains, computers, and music!
Video: Strategies for online teaching
How do you deal with students with diverse backgrounds? And how do you keep track of your students during a lockdown? Here I explain how I dealt with this.
Computational Neuroscience Resources
Almost no-one coming to computational neuroscience has a degree in computational neuroscience: most have degrees in biology, physics, mathematics or AI. Therefore, I often receive the question what good introductory material is. Here, I compiled a list of some introductory material I like.
How hacking the human heart could replace pill popping
Interesting article on BBC Future by Gemma Church about “smart” implantable devices (to which I contributed a little bit about implants and the neural code).
Video: A peek into the brain
IS THE BRAIN A COMPUTER? How are we able to play football, find a light switch in a dark room, interact with our surroundings? I argue in this video that the only way to understand what calculations the brain has to do in order to perform such complex tasks, is by regarding it as a computer and measuring how information flows. I explore the hardware of the brain: networks of neurons and their connections. How can we do calculations with biological hardware?
Here is where you can find me for academic discussions
Here is where you can find me for general discussions
Projects I am proud to contribute to, in particular the Dutch BrainBee!
Summary of all current and past University courses I teach and taught.