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Thomas   Koelewijn


Thomas Koelewijn (PhD) completed a Research Masters at Donders Graduate School for Cognitive Neuroscience in Nijmegen. Here, he researched the human Mirror Neuron system using EEG and MEG. Following his graduation in 2005, he achieved  his PhD specializing in cross-modal spatial attention. This was supervised by Adelbert Bronkhorst and Jan Theeuwes at VU University, Amsterdam. Thomas finished his PhD in 2009 and is currently working as a senior researcher at the department of Ear & Hearing at VU university medical center, Amsterdam. His field is validating Pupillometry as a tool for measuring listening effort, while perceiving speech in different types of background sound. His main interest is in cognitive processes, such as working memory and attention, and how they affect listening effort.