Hanneke’s fascination with the functions of the brain began at MUMC in Maastricht, during her major in neuropsychology. Biological psychology and cognitive neuroscience have been the common thread throughout her work ever since. After an internship at Donders Institute in Nijmegen she continued researching the influence, but also the predictive ability of brain activity for attentional processes and perception in her PhD-Research. After that she continued her research in this vein at the Institute for Clinical Neuroscience in Düsseldorf, Germany, by working with patients suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. Out of a desire to find a more practical application of her knowledge she has also spent some time working in a neurorehabilitation clinic to research new and innovative rehabilitation therapies for patients recovering from stroke.
Hanneke’s true passion can be found in data analysis, and that is how she intends to research how brain activity (measured by EEG) can predict recovery from symptoms after therapy. After joining Brainclinics in 2017, she hopes to be able to use her research to create a viable option of ‘personalized medicine’ for all who need it.