I studied psychology, inspired by Freud's lectures and Totem and Taboo lying around the local library, and wrote my dissertation
on cognitive control and related changes in event-related potentials, amplitude and phase-locking in the EEG. After finishing my Ph.D. work I attempted to alleviate a little of my maths deficiency at Utrecht University (which I found had extremely good courses and teachers) and oddjobbed in analyzing electrocorticogram data taken from epilepsy patients before surgery. I then worked as a postdoc at various institutes, where I was able to (I hope) contribute to fMRI research and genetics analyses on schizophrenia; automatic processes, neural mechanisms, and experimental interventions for addiction; freezing; and research related to military mental health care. I am currently a senior lecturer, further developing and expanding lines of research.