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Erik Van der Burg

  • Ph.D.
  • Post doctoral research fellow
  • University of Sydney
  • 25PublicationsNumber of items in Erik's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 22Followers


Erik van der Burg was born in Amsterdam on October 6th, 1974. In 1991, and 1995 he finished the junior secondary technical education (LTS), and senior secondary technical education (MTS), respectively. After that period, he became a technical engineer in 1998. One year later, he started studying artificial intelligence at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. After he finished his Bachelor degree, he started with his master’s in Cognitive Science. As part of this, he went to Potchefstroom, South-Africa for a half year, to follow relevant courses at the North-west University. In 2004, he completed his master’s, and became a research assistant for Prof. Jan Theeuwes (Vrije Universiteit). In November 2005 he started working on a Ph.D. project at the Vrije Universiteit, under supervision of Dr. Chris Olivers, Prof. Jan Theeuwes and Prof. Adelbert Bronkhorst. During his Ph.D. project, Erik went to Australia for a half a year to do research in collaboration with Prof. David Alais and Dr. John Cass at the University of Sydney, Australia. The Ph.D. project (finished in 2009; cum laude) resulted in the dissertation, entitled: “Temporal multisensory processing and its effects on attention”. Currently, Erik van der Burg is working as a Post-doc at the Vrije Universiteit where he investigates multisensory interactions and attention related topics.

Recent publications

  • Amplitude-modulated auditory stimuli influence selection of visual spatial frequencies

    • Orchard-Mills E
    • Van der Burg E
    • Alais D
  • Priming makes a stimulus more salient

    • Theeuwes J
    • Van der Burg E

Professional experience

Post doctoral research fellow

University of Sydney

April 2012 - Present

Post doc

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

November 2009 - April 2012(2 years)


Ph.D. Cognitive Psychology [cum laude]

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

November 2005 - November 2009(4 years)

M.Sc. Cognitive Science

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

September 2002 - August 2004(2 years)

B.Sc. Artificial Intelligence

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

September 1999 - August 2002(3 years)

B.Sc. Technical-engineering

Hogeschool van Amsterdam

September 1995 - August 1998(3 years)


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