Professor at Leiden University


Postdoc and PhD position available at CoPAN, Cognitive Psychology Unit, Leiden University

Thanks to an NWO VIDI grant entitled ‘Trust and distrust through emotional mimicry. Implications for autism spectrum disorder and social anxiety disorder‘ I have two positions available in my lab. Read more about the vacancies and apply via the links below.   Postdoc vacancy:   PhD vacancy:  … Read more »

NWO VIDI awarded to Mariska

Next year April, a new research project starts, investigating emotion processing and trust formation deficits in patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and social anxiety disorder (SAD). The project will run for five years and will host two postdocs, a PhD student and a research assistant. It will partly take place in Germany, in collaboration with PD. Dr. (psychiatrist) Katja… Read more »

EASP and KNAW fund my research on clinical applications regarding pupil mimicry

During close interactions, humans look into one another’s eyes, follow gaze, and quickly grasp emotion signals. The eye-catching morphology of human eyes, with unique eye whites, draws attention to the middle part, to the pupils, and their autonomic changes, which signal arousal, cognitive load, and social interest. Recently, an intriguing phenomenon has been discovered: humans tend to synchronize their pupil-size… Read more »

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