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Research experience
Education
Teaching
Supervision
Awards & Grants
Additional skills and experience
Publications
Talks & Posters

Research experience

2010 - present
Post doctoral researcher at the the Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab of Dr. Matthew Walker at UC Berkeley.

2009 -2010
Post doctoral research in the neuronal coherence group of Prof. Dr. Pascal Fries. Studying sleep spindles in intracranially recorded sleep data of the monkey.

2004 -2010
PhD Project: An integrated investigation into memory consolidation, in the neuronal oscillations group of Dr. Ole Jensen. Promotor: Prof. dr. Guillén Fernández

2002 -2003
Master's Thesis, Free University (VU), MEG centre (supervisor: Dr. H.K.M. Meeren)

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Education

2010
PhD in Medical Sciences
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour 
Title thesis: Memory consolidation, a process of integration
Supervisor: Dr. Ole Jensen. 
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Guillén Fernández

2004
Bachelor Medical biology & Master Neurobiology
University of Amsterdam

2004
Bachelor Psychology & Master Psychonomics Cum Laude
University of Amsterdam

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Supervision

2012 - present 
Daily supervision Honor’s project Zhou Fang, for Honours Academy: Beyond the Frontiers, Cognitive Neuroscience, Radboud Univerity Nijmegen The Netherlands, at Sleep and Neuroimaging Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley USA

2010 - present
Supervision 19 research assistants (high density EEG data acquisition, teaching data-analysis using Matlab, FieldTrip, R, SPSS) at Sleep and Neuroimaging Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley

2008 - 2009
Daily supervision Master’s thesis Roemer van der Meij student in the Master of Cognitive Neuroscience. Project: Human memory consolidation characterized from intra-cortical recordings, at Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen

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Teaching

2010
Fundementals of neuronal oscillations and synchrony. Talk at the Toolkit of Cognitive Neuroscience 2010: Advanced analysis and source modeling of EEG and MEG data of the Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Donders Institute, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2009
Speaker in FieldTrip workshop at the Biomagnetic Center, Jena, Gremany

2009
Beamforming techniques applied. Talk at the Tool-kit of Cognitive Neuroscience 2009 of the Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Donders Institute, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2009
Oscillatory Brain Activity: From Raw Data to Group Averages Using Beamformer Approaches. EEG/MEG Course: Practical Tools for Advanced Analysis, Talk at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, San Fransisco, USA

2004 & 2005
Developing, coordinating, lecturing evolutionary neuroanatomy course
(90 students) Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam

1999 & 2000
Student assistant and coach statistics course
Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam

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Awards & Honors

2010
Postdoc Stipend from the Niels Stensen Stichting, €54,000

2009
Trainee Abstract Awards for the OHBM Annual Meeting, $750

2008
Society for Neuroscience, graduate student travel award, by writing an essay. $2000

2005
The module containing the neuro-anatomy course was rewarded “Best first-years module 2004/2005” by the students

2005
“Cognitie Trofee” of the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Title: “An integrated investigation into memory consolidation”

2004
Unilever Research Prize, prize to encourage promising young talents at Dutch universities in their further scientific development, €2500

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Additional skills and experience

test

2005 - 2012

Member of the developers team of FieldTrip; a Matlab toolbox for MEG and EEG analysis. Examples of major code contributions: ft_sourceplot, ft_databrowser, implementation of reading in EGI-MFF data format. Written several tutorial pages

Software:
Matlab, FieldTrip, Presentation, Eprime, R, SPSS, Illustrator, Photoshop, Net Station

Harware / methods:
MEG (CTF), ECoG, Eyetracker (Smart Eye Pro), hdEEG (EGI), co-developed MEG/fMRI compatible joystick, heart rate variability (on ECG).

ad hoc reviewer for:
Journal of Neuroscience, Cerebral Cortex, PLoS One, Psychophysiology, Neuropsychology, Neuropsychologia

2005 - 2007
Participant EDCBS III (European Diploma in Cognitive and Brain Sciences). Eight week course for excellent PhD students

2005
Two month stay at the NSMA Laboratory (Neural Systems, Memory and Aging Division, with Bruce McNaughton) University of Arizona

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Peer reviewed publications

Nieuwenhuis ILC, Takashima A, Oostenveld R, McNaughton BL, Fernández G, Jensen O (2012) The Neocortical Network Representing Associative Memory Reorganizes with Time in a Process Engaging the Anterior Temporal Lobe. Cerebral Cortex 22(11):2622-33.

Nieuwenhuis ILC, Takashima A (2011) The role of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex in memory consolidation. Behavioural Brain Research 15;218(2):325-34

Nieuwenhuis ILC, Takashima A, Oostenveld R, Fernández G, Jensen O (2008) Visual areas become less engaged in associative recall following memory stabilization. Neuroimage 40:1319-1327

Withmarsh S, Nieuwenhuis ILC, Barendregt HP, Jensen O (2011) Sensorimotor Alpha Activity is Modulated in Response to the Observation of Pain in Others. Front Hum Neurosci. 5:91

van Dijk H, Nieuwenhuis ILC, Jensen O, (2010) Left temporal alpha band activity increases during working memory retention of pitches. European Journal of Neuroscience 31(9):1701-1707

Takashima A, Nieuwenhuis ILC, Jensen O, Talamini LM, Rijpkema M, Fernández G (2009) Shift from hippocampal to neocortical centered retrieval network with consolidation. Journal of Neuroscience 29:10087-10093

Mazaheri A, Nieuwenhuis ILC, van Dijk H, Jensen O (2009) Pre-stimulus alpha and mu activity predicts failure to inhibit motor responses. Human Brain Mapping 30:1791-1800

Talamini LM, Nieuwenhuis ILC, Takashima A, Jensen O. (2008) Sleep directly following learning benefits consolidation of spatial associative memory. Learning & Memory 15:233-237

Takashima A, Nieuwenhuis ILC, Rijpkema M, Petersson KM, Jensen O, Fernández G (2007) Memory trace stabilization leads to large-scale changes in the retrieval network: A functional MRI study on associative memory. Learning & Memory 14:472-479

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Talks & Posters

Nieuwenhuis ILC, Bosman CA, Oostenveld R, Born J, Fries P (2010) Monkey high density electrocorticogram (ECoG) reveals sleep spindle diversity. Poster at the 7th Forum of European Neuroscience, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Nieuwenhuis ILC (2010) Sleep enhances the implicit extraction of grammar rules. Invited talk at the Computational Lingistics Seminar, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Nieuwenhuis ILC (2009) The effect of sleep on memory. Invited talk at the Donders Institute Proudly Presents 2009 meeting, in Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Nieuwenhuis ILC, Takashima A, Oostenveld R, Fernández G, Jensen O (2009) Memory consolidation increases the involvement of and the connectivity between neocortical memory areas; an MEG study. Talk at the 15th Annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, San Fransisco California.

Nieuwenhuis ILC (2009) The effects of sleep on memory: Increased cortico-cortical connectivity in Gamma band activity, and increased performance on artificial grammar learning. Talk at UC Berkeley.

Nieuwenhuis ILC, Takashima A, Oostenveld R, Fernández G, Jensen O (2009) Changes in local gamma power and functional connetivity with consolidation of declarative memory. Invited talk at the 35. Arbeitstagung Psychophysiologie und Methodik at the symposium Novel Source Localisation Approaches in MEG-Data: Basic and Clinical Applications in Leipzig, Germany

Nieuwenhuis ILC (2009) How to study connectivity in MEG/EEG data? Invited talk at the Brain Connectivity Workshop in Maastricht, The Netherlands

Nieuwenhuis ILC, Takashima A, Oostenveld R, Fernández G, Jensen O (2009) Memory consolidation increases the involvement of and the connectivity between neocortical memory areas; comparing fMRI BOLD and MEG gamma oscillations. Talk at the Multimodal Imaging in Cognitive Neuroscience workshop in Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Nieuwenhuis ILC, Takashima A, Oostenveld R, Fernández G, Jensen O (2008) Changes in local gamma power and functional connetivity with consolidation of declarative memory. Invited talk at the Donders Discussions Conference in Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Nieuwenhuis ILC, Takashima A, Oostenveld R, Fernández G, Jensen O (2008) Posterior gamma actiity in humans increases with consolidation of declarative memory. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington DC, USA

Nieuwenhuis ILC, Takashima A, Fernández G, Jensen O (2007) Memory trace stabilization is reflected by changes in theta and gamma activity: An MEG study on associative memory. Poster presented at the European Brain and Behaviour Society 39th Annual General Meeting in Trieste, Italy

Nieuwenhuis ILC, Takashima A, Fernández G, Jensen O (2006) Changes in cortical networks following consolidation of declarative memories in humans. Talk given at the Annual Dutch Endo-Neuro-Psycho Meeting in Doorwerth, The Netherlands

Nieuwenhuis ILC, Takashima A, Fernández G, Jensen O (2006) Changes in theta and gamma oscillations predict consolidation of declarative memory in humans. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Atlanta, USA

Nieuwenhuis ILC, de Munck JC, Meeren HKM (2005) Strengthening of cortico-cortical connections during consolidation of face-name associations in declarative memory. Talk given at the Annual Dutch Endo-Neuro-Psycho Meeting in Dorrwerth, The Netherlands

Nieuwenhuis ILC, Takashima A, Fernández G, Jensen O (2005) Strengthening of cortico-cortical connections following consolidation of declarative memories, a combined MEG and fMRI study. Talk given at the NVP (Dutch Society for Psychonomics) 9th Winter conference in Egmond aan Zee, the Netherlands

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