Podcast #6 – Pieter Medendorp – Sensory Integration and Transformation in the brain
Our guest today is Prof. Pieter Medendorp. Pieter is the head of the sensorimotor lab at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, where he is also the chair of Sensorimotor Neuroscience and the director of the Donders Centre for Cognition.
Pieter’s research interests focus on the relationship between brain and behavior, and in particular the neuro-computational coupling between perception and action.
For his work, he has received the
- Career Development Award from the Human Frontier Science Program
- and Radboud Science Award
He was also awarded the
- Dutch Vidi and Vici grants
- as well as the European ERC consolidator grant
He is currently
- board member of the Neural Control of Movement society
- member of The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives.
- member of the editorial board of the Journal of Neurophysiology and serves as a review editor of the Journal of Neuroscience
In this conversation we talk about the science of sensory integration and transformation. Specifically, how these very fundamental processes impact us on a daily basis without us even realizing it. We discuss how our senses can fool us and how that experience can be fun. We also make links to industry and how forms of therapy and diagnosis can improve using these principles.
Reach out to Pieter Medendorp at:
Books / Articles:
Yuval Noah Harari – Homo Deus
Kandel, Schwartz, Jessel – Principles of Neural Science