Sep 2007 – Sep 2009 M.Sc. in Cognitive Neuroscience, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Specialization: Perception, Action and Consciousness
Sep 2003 – Aug 2007 B.Sc. in Psychology, University of Utrecht, The NetherlandsSpecializations: Neuropsychology, Cognitive Neuroscience
Knowledge about when and where upcoming sensory events will occur facilitates perception of these stimuli. A fundamental question pertains to how this facilitation comes about. In other words: what are the neurophysiological mechanism subserving perceptual facilitation by attentional orienting? It is this question that we aim to address in my PhD project. We study this question primarily in the human somatosensory system using magnetoencephography (MEG).
Our working hypothesis holds that a spatially and temporally specific suppression of the power of ongoing oscillatory activity within contralateral sensory cortex is a central mechanism by which knowledge about the location and timing of upcoming sensory stimuli can facilitate perception.
Besides being a member of the Neurophysiology of Cognition group (PI Eric Maris), I am also member of the Prediction and Attention group (PI Floris de Lange) and the Neuronal Oscillations group (PI Ole Jensen), which are both situated at the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging within the Donders Institute.
In pressvan Ede, F. & Maris, E. (in press). Somatosensory Demands Modulate Muscular Beta Oscillations Independent of Motor Demands. The Journal of Neuroscience, in press.
van Ede, F., de Lange, F.P. & Maris, E. (in press). Anticipation Increases Tactile Stimulus Processing in the Ipsilateral Primary Somatosensory Cortex. Cerebral Cortex, in press.
2012van Ede, F., de Lange, F.P. & Maris, E. (2012). Attentional Cues Affect Accuracy and Reaction Time via Different Cognitive and Neural Processes. The Journal of Neuroscience, 32(30), 10408-10412.
van Ede, F., Köster, M. & Maris, E. (2012). Beyond Establishing Involvement: Quantifying the Contribution of Anticipatory Alpha- and Beta-band Suppression to Perceptual Improvement with Attention. Journal of Neurophysiology, 108(9), 2352-2362.
van Ede, F., de Lange, F.P., Jensen, O. & Maris, E. (2011). Orienting Attention to an Upcoming Tactile Event Involves a Spatially and Temporally Specific Modulation of Sensorimotor Alpha- and Beta-Band Oscillations. The Journal of Neuroscience, 31(6), 2016-2024.
Meyer, M., Hunnius, S., Elk, M. van, van Ede, F. & Bekkering, H. (2011). Joint Action Modulates Motor System Involvement During Action Observation in 3-year-olds. Experimental Brain Research, 211(3-4), 581-592.
Todorovic, A., van Ede, F., Maris, E. & de Lange, F.P. (2011). Prior Expectation Mediates Neural Adaptation to Repeated Sounds in the Auditory Cortex: An MEG Study. The Journal of Neuroscience, 31(25), 9118-9123.
van Ede, F., Jensen, O. & Maris, E. (2010). Tactile Expectation Modulates Pre-stimulus β-band Oscillations in Human Sensorimotor Cortex. Neuroimage, 51(2), 867-876.
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