MSc/PhD Program
Laura Geurts
First Name:
Laura

Last Name:
Geurts

Country:
Netherlands

 



Laura Geurts

EDUCATION

College / University:
University College Utrecht, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Highest Degree:
B.Sc. (honours)

Major Subjects:
Cognitive Neuroscience

Lab Experience:
Basic methods in experimental psychology, basic techniques in microbiology

Projects / Research:
Feb – Aug 2012 (Bachelor thesis): “Developmental dyslexia: the search for the second deficit – On the relationship between reading skills, naming speed, and visual attention”. Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS, Utrecht University
June 2011 (internship): “Non-adjacent dependency learning in infants at familial risk of dyslexia: the role of attention”. Babylab, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS, Utrecht University

Scholarships:
2012 - 2013: Stipend of the Excellence Foundation for the Promotion of the Max Planck Society


SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

What I find particularly fascinating about the brain is how relatively simple biological mechanisms enable a wide range of complex cognitive processes and behavior. Thus, my main areas of interest within the neurosciences are the biological basis of cognition and learning. Furthermore, I am interested in (cognitive) neuropathology and neurodegenerative diseases.