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Alexander Backus

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In 2009, Alexander Backus (1986) obtained his bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences at Utrecht University, with a minor in Philosophy and several courses in Psychology. Subsequently, he enrolled in the Utrecht University master's program Neuroscience & Cognition, with a specialization in Cognitive Neuroscience. During the master's program, he first completed an internship at the Helmholtz Institute, under supervision of drs. Dennis Hofman and dr. Dennis Schutter. The aim of the project was to investigate aggression and functional brain connectivity, using neurophysiological techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), electroencephalography (EEG) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). The second internship encompassed an attempt to decode long-term memory representations from magnetoencephalography (MEG) data using multivariate pattern analyses (MVPA) at the Donders Institute, under supervision of dr. Ole Jensen and dr. Marcel van Gerven. After completing the master's program by writing an MSc thesis on the memory functions of neuronal oscillations and the hippocampo-neocortical dialogue, he now works as a PhD Candidate at the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging in the group of dr. Christian Döller, doing research on human memory.

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Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging

October 2010 - August 2011(10 months)


Department of Experimental Psychology, Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University

December 2009 - September 2010(9 months)


Department of Clinical Psychology, Utrecht University

June 2008


MSc in Neuroscience & Cognition

Utrecht University

September 2009 - August 2011(2 years)

BSc in Biomedical Sciences

Utrecht University

September 2004 - August 2009(5 years)


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