Science is beautiful.
But some things can and should be done better…

Here are my thoughts & activities to promote good research practice for academic research. This includes open science, technological innovations and considerations regarding the role and future of academia. My aim is to explore ways to improve my own research practice, help and inspire others to improve theirs and to educate students in these topics.


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About me

loek3Hi! I’m Loek Brinkman, currently working as a post-doc in social psychology at Utrecht University. My research and teaching focusses on mental images; to measure them and to investigate how they affect (social) perception, both in healthy populations and patients suffering from schizophrenia. I mainly use the psychophysical reverse correlation method to obtain visual proxies of mental images. The way I interpret this images is inspired by the theoretical framework of Predictive Coding, a novel influential and
exciting framework in cognitive neuroscience on how  we perceive the world. In both my teaching and my research, I emphasise open science and solid research practice.

I have obtained a PhD in cognitive neuroimaging (Donders Institute, Nijmegen). Before that, I studies Neuroscience & Cognition (MSc, Utrecht University) and Life Science & Technology (BSc, Technical University of Delft & Leiden University).