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Brent Vernaillen

PhD candidate

Starting from a wide interest in cognition, I became intrigued by how people are remarkably good at picking up on the regularities in their environments. Apart from being sensitive to these hidden structures and being able to form long-lasting memory traces of acquired knowledge, the ability to flexibly adapt to changes in regularities is equally important. In my Ph.D. project, I aim to uncover how changes in previously learned structures are processed by the brain and how these affect existing knowledge representations.

Having obtained a master’s in Theoretical and Experimental Psychology and an advanced master’s in Statistical Data Analysis (Statistical Science track), I aim to harness neuroimaging techniques to address these outstanding questions.

Outside academia, I enjoy reading, good coffee, and taking relaxing walks with my dogs.

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