February 2019. New preprint: Toddlers with autisms engage in more eye contact with their parents than with clinicians. Very excited to continue this line of work with Rebecca Jones, Natalie Brito, Guillaume Dumas, and Dana Bevilacqua.
January 2019. A shoutout to our work in David Brooks’ Op-Ed in the New York Times!
December 2018. Immensely grateful to Pieter Scholten and Emio Greco for the opportunity to show Harmonic Dissonance: Synchron(icit)y on the Ballet National de Marseille stage. Thrilled to collaborate with Suzan Tunca, Arad Inbar and Sedrig Verwoert of ICK Amsterdam, and David Medine of Brain Products.
November 2018. Got funding from the Dutch Creative Industries Fund to continue developing Harmonic Dissonance $$
September 2018. Our first “official” project as the DIKKER + OOSTRIK collective, Harmonic Dissonance: Synchron(icit)y, sees the light of day at Doornburgh Art/Science Center! Super thrilled to work with Suzan Tunca, Arad Inbar and Sedrig Verwoert of ICK Amsterdam. soundscape by Arnoud Traa. The interactive display will be up until February 2019.
June 2018. Our latest classroom hyperscanning study just came out! Heroic effort by Dana Bevilacqua and Kim Chaloner. Thanks to the students of Grace Church School for letting us invade their classroom.
March 2018. Thank you NLI for the Award for Breakthrough Research!
February 2018. We successfully kicked off our new art/neuroscience series Harmonic Dissonance! With the usual stunning visuals by Matthias Oostrik and soundscape by Arnoud Traa. With special thanks to artist Mellius for generously making his beautiful space available to us.
December 2017. Check out this interview with BOLD about our classroom research.
October-November 2017. This fall, I'll be giving talks @ Dartmouth Social Brain Sciences, Worlding the Brain, Leiden University, Radboud University Foundations of Cognition Series, Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, and the Society for Social Neuroscience.
October 2017. congrats to Ido Davidesco and Vanessa Rodrigruez for organizing a successful Mind, Brain & Education Workshop!
September 2017. We secured a 5-year NIH SEPA grant to develop our BrainWaves high school neuroscience curriculum! Spearheaded by Ido Davidesco.
June 2017. Showing the Mutual Wave Machine @ Pioneer Works during Scientific Controversies and Second Sundays.
May 2017. I'll be speaking @ Pioneer Works in a roundtable discussion on art & neuroscience.
April 2017. Our classroom EEG study just came out in Current Biology! With write-ups in the LA Times and Smithsonian Magazine, among others. *Infinitely* grateful to the teacher and the students for making this possible.
April 2017. New NSF grant to continue our research on brain-to-brain synchrony in the classroom; thanks to Ido Davidesco for pushing this!
March 2017. Check out this Psychology Today post about our work!
March 2017. We'll be presenting about our real-world neuroscience work @ the Annual Meeting of the Society for Cognitive Neuroscience: One symposium, one blitz talk, and one poster!
February 2017. I will be speaking about the neural basis of real-world interactions during The Human Mind Project seminar series of the University of London.
December 2016. Measuring the Magic of Mutual Gaze, our 2011-2012 collaboration with performance artist Marina Abramovic, was featured in the Netflix documentary Innsaei, on the power of intuition.
November 2016. The Mutual Wave Machine is featured in a 2-page spread of the November/December issue of Scientific American Mind!
October 2016. This month, I will be speaking at the annual meeting for the Society of Experimental Social Psychology in Santa Monica, the Netherland America Foundation in New York City, and Central Booking Gallery in New York City.
September 2016. I will be speaking alongside Chelsea Clinton, actor Ben Affleck and others at the closing session of the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Summit, moderated by president Bill Clinton.
September 2016. I will be presenting our research in the classroom at the Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing Conference (AMLaP) in Bilbao, Spain.
June 2016. Try syncing your brainwaves @ Northside Festival on June 10!
November 2015. Come to the Mutual Wave Machine at Eureka! Festival of the Nationale Wetenschapsagenda.
May 2015. I’ll be speaking about being a woman in science at Pint of Science USA (with Wendy Suzuki and Sandra Masur, moderated by Nina Grey).
January 2015. welcome to the world, ilya!!
November 2014. Check out the CBS Sunday Morning short about Marina Abramovic featuring footage from our Intentions project at the Bell Labs Anechoic Chamber. Project with QDepartment Records and the Marina Abramovic Institute
November 2014. I’ll be speaking on a panel with Paula Antonelli (MoMA senior curator) and and Gregory Garvey about the Sleuthing the Mind exhibit at Manhattan Pratt Gallery.
October 2014. I’ll be speaking at the Chicago Ideas Week Edison Talks: Edges. Other speakers include George Lucas, Charlie Rose, Jarrett Maurice Adams, and others.
September 2014. AMNH’s Sackler Brain Bench was voted among the 10 coolest classes in New York City by Time Out New York!
July 2014. Matthias and I won a Creative Industries Fund grant to build out the next generation of the Mutual Wave Machine. MWM++, here we come!
July 2014. Positive reviews in Russian media about our Lexus Hybrid Art exhibit of the Mutual Wave Machine. (including Look At Me, RTV Russia, GQ, Elle)
Honored to co-exhibit with Jim Campbell among others.
February 2014. I was featured in National Geographic Channel’s show Brain Games