I am currently a PhD student funded by the MRC Doctoral training Grant Studentship. I am supervised by Dr Jon Simons and advised by Professor Paul Fletcher. I obtained a BSc at University College Maastricht and a MSc at Leiden University. As part of my undergraduate degree, I also studied a semester at the University of California, Irvine.
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I am interested in the role of neuromodulators, such as dopamine, in learning and memory. In my PhD research, I am using neuroimaging techniques, such as fMRI and EEG, to obtain a better understanding of the neural mechanisms underlying encoding and retrieval. Brain areas of particular interest are the prefrontal cortex, in particular the ventrolateral and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, and the temporal lobe regions such as the hippocampus.
Vogelsang, D.A., Bonnici, H.M., Bergström, Z.M., Ranganath, C., & Simons, J.S. (2016). Goal-directed mechanisms that constrain retrieval predict subsequent memory for new "foil" information. Neuropsychologia, 89, 356-363.
Bergström, Z.M., Vogelsang, D.A., Benoit, R., & Simons, J.S. (2015). Reflections of oneself: Neurocognitive evidence for dissociable forms of self-referential recollection. Cerebral Cortex, 25, 2648-2657.