January 2019: Celebrating the new year with part of the group, from left to right: Maya Classen, Lisa Frenkel, Cyriel van Veelen, Sherilynn van der Schoor, Benedetta de la Rosa, Johanna Perschl (back), Annick Den Hartog (half hidden!), Rebecca Schaefer and Mohammed Mudarris.

Current lab members

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Dr. Rebecca Schaefer
Associate Professor
Health, Medical & Neuropsychology
Academy of Creative and Performing Arts
r.s.schaefer ‘at’ fsw.leidenuniv.nl
+31 (0)71 527 6748
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Dr. Georgina Floridou
British Academy Fellow
Primary affiliation: University of Sheffield, UK
Postdoc
Projects: EEG of moving to imagined music, Imagery questionnaire validation

Mohammed Mudarris, MSc
PhD candidate (main promotor: Dr. Judy Veldhuijzen & Prof. Serge Rombouts)
Fellowship Jeddah University
Thesis topic: Neural plasticity in cued movement learning

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 Johanna Perschl, MSc
PhD candidate (main promotor: Prof Tom Fritz, MPI Leipzig
Thesis topic: Music-based movement and social cognition

Theo Dimitriadis, MA
PhD Candidate & Music therapist (main promotor: Prof. Andrea Evers)
Amstelring, Amsterdam
Thesis topic: The role of motivation in rehabilitation

Ned McGowan, MMus
Leiden Academy for Creative and Performing Arts
PhD candidate (main promotor: Prof Marcel Cobussen)
Thesis title: The human speed of music

Marijn

Marijn Coers, MSc
Researcher
Projects: Musical EMDR in EEG, EEG of moving imagined music

Joram van Ketel, MSc
Teaching & Research support
Projects: All

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Marije Dijkman, MSc
Clinical Neuropsychologist, guest researcher
Project: Music and memory in dementia

Laura Kuijper
RM-MSc thesis student
Project: Syncopation and pleasure

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Kim Di Lorenzo
MSc thesis student
Project: Music therapy screening instrument

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Jonathan Wong Chung
MSc thesis student
Project: Longitudinal aging study

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Dariya Akan
MSc thesis student
Project: Cognitive effects of music listening in elderly

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Eric van Honk
MSc thesis student
Project: Experience of complex rhythms

Maria Diaz Castiella
MSc research intern
Project: Music preference and cortisol

Mladena Aleksic
RM-MSc research intern
Project: Music preference and cortisol

Previous members

Summer of 2018: Enjoying some Leiden sunshine with part of the group, from left to right: Annick Den Hartog, Georgina Floridou, Mohammed Mudarris, Rebecca Schaefer, Victoria Chapellier and Marijn Coers.
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The part of the group that was present at ESCOM in the summer of 2017: Marijn Coers, Annick Den Hartog, Jeannette van Ditzhuijzen, Rebecca Schaefer, Georgina Floridou, Elianne van Egmond, Iza Korsmit. And the photo-bombing ESCOM photographer of course!
Lab members 2016
Lab members January 2016, left to right: Joyce de Bruin, Daniel Myles, Rebecca Schaefer, Elianne van Egmond, Jeannette van Ditzhuijzen, Marijn Coers. Missing: Tessa Overboom, Jade Verheijen

PhD’s

Susan Williams
Leiden Academy for Creative and Performing Arts
PhD candidate (main promotor: Prof Henk Borgdorff)
Thesis title: Practicing Musical Intention: a holistic approach to developing musicians’ expertise

Research assistants & interns

Armands Zelčs, projects: various
Vani Pillay, project: Music and gaming
Andres von Schnehen (University of Amsterdam), project: musical reward and 7T imaging
Iza Korstmit (University of Amsterdam), project: Rhythm and pleasure
Lisa Frenkel, project: live EEG of music listening
Sofia Kalaitzaikis, project: 7T imaging of basal ganglia
Ayesha Hamilton, project: Music imagery and motor learning
Dion Stevers (University of Amsterdam), project: pleasure in 7T imaging
Mick Roché (University of Amsterdam), project: pleasure in 7T imaging
Benedetta de la Rosa, project: Music and motor learning
Jeannette van Ditzhuijzen (University of Amsterdam), project: Music familiarity and cognition in older adults
Marijn Coers, project: EEG of moving to imagined music
Joyce de Bruin, projects: all
Daniel Myles, projects: Musical EMDR

MSc thesis students

Mara ven der Burgt, project: Rhythmic skills in autism
Juliet Thiele, project: Rhythmic skills in autism
Donatella Fontana, project: Syncopation, repetition and urge to move
Meike Pellemans, project: Music preference and cortisol
Alexandra Heidelberger, project: Music preference and cortisol
Dion de Lange, project: Syncopation, repetition and urge to move
Sherilynn van der Schoor, project: Predictors of cued movement
Maya Classen, project: Predictors of cued movement
Cyriel van Veelen, project: Overstimulation and fatigue in cued movement
Johanna Perschl, project in Leipzig with Dr. Tom Fritz: Music-based exercise in clinical populations
Mohammed Mudarris, project: Predictors of cued movement
Angie Tryfona, project: Predictors of cued movement
Hella van Muijden, project: Clinical screening of musical functioning
Sophie Kroes, project: Rhythm complexity and pleasure
Victoria Chapellier, project: Cue complexity and cued motor learning
Anna Maria Trampadourou, project: Imagery ability and cued motor learning
Iria Megagianni, project: Influence of instruction type on cued motor learning
Celeste van Wendel, project: Imagery & aging
Fida Buijse, project: Imagery & aging
Roxanne Espineira, project: Imagery & aging
Feya Nolet, project: Music familiarity and cognition in older adults
Chloë Priem, project: Music-induced arousal and mental rotation
Andy Meijer, project: Emotion, gender and mental rotation in older adults
Annick Den Hartog, project: EEG of moving to imagined movement
Angelique van ‘t Hof, project: Cognitive aspects of moving to imagined music
Frouke Hardeveld de Jong, project: Imagery ability and ageing
Muazzez Demirel, project: Cognitive aspects of movement and metaphor
Marijn Coers, project: Musical EMDR
Elianne van Egmond, project: Musical cue complexity and motor timing
Marlou Gosman, project: Cognitive aspects of movement and metaphor
Tessa Overboom, project: Music preference and cognition
Jade Verheijen, project: Music-induced arousal and cognition