Current lab members

December 2020: Typical online meeting with part of the group, from top left to right bottom: Marijn Coers, Joram van Ketel, Kim Ridell di Lorenzo, Theo Dimitriadis, Maria Diaz Castiella, Mladena Aleksic, Mohammed Mudarris, Dariya Akan and Johanna Perschl.
Missing: Laura Kuijper, Eric van Honk, Jonathan Wong Chung, Marije Dijkman, Ned McGowan, Jeannette van Ditzhuijzen.
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Dr. Rebecca Schaefer
Associate Professor
Health, Medical & Neuropsychology unit;
Institute for Psychology, as well as:
Academy of Creative and Performing Arts
Royal Conservatoire The Hague; Sonology
r.s.schaefer ‘at’ fsw.leidenuniv.nl
+31 (0)71 527 6748
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Mohammed Mudarris, MSc
PhD candidate (main promotor: Dr. Judy Veldhuijzen & Prof. Serge Rombouts)
Fellowship Jeddah University
Thesis topic: Neural plasticity in cued movement learning

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

Marije Derks-Dijkman, MSc
Clinical Neuropsychologist, PhD Candidate (main promotor: Prof Roy Kessels, Radboud University Nijmegen)
Project: Music and memory functioning in MCI and dementia

Marijn

Marijn Coers, MSc
Researcher
Projects: Music in times of the COVID pandemic, Musical EMDR in EEG, EEG of moving imagined music

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 Johanna Perschl, MSc
Teaching and research support
Research topic: Music-based movement and social cognition

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

Jeannette van Ditzhuizen, MSc
Research assistant
Project: Music lessons for vulnerable groups

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

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

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Loubna Boutalbi
MSc research intern
Project: Online studies on music, social cognition and attention

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Theodora Christia
MSc research intern
Project: Classic Expression: Classical music for children

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Maksims Libermanis
MSc research intern
Project: Classic Expression: Classical music for children

Previous members

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.
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

Postdocs

Dr. Georgina Floridou
British Academy Fellow
Primary affiliation: University of Sheffield, UK
Postdoc
Projects: EEG of moving to imagined music, Imagery questionnaire validation

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 (Utrecht University), 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