August 2019. New preprint: MEG and Language: a brief introduction. With Anne Kösem, Laura Gwilliams, Florencia Assaneo, and Lin Wang. Fruit of the easiest and most pleasant collaboration ever.

August 2019. Our EmotiBit website launched. Check it out!

August 2019. Our NSF DRK-12 grant was funded! In the next four years, we’ll be developing MindHive, a “crowdsourcing” citizen science platform for human brain and behavior research. Excited to be working on this with Robb Rutledge, Kimberly Noble, Natalie Brito, Jay Van Bavel, World Science Festival, and of course our core team Ido Davidesco, Kimberly Burgas, Dano Morrison, Teon Brooks, Steven Azeka, Yury Chevchenko, and Camillia Matuk

May 2019. New preprint: Brain-to-brain synchrony predicts how well students remember class content better than individual brain measures.

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. Are we ready for real-world neuroscience? Some thoughts on this question by Pawel Matusz, Alexander Huth, Catherine Perrodin and myself in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

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. 

November 2017.  Some ego-boosting shoutouts to our work here and here

December 2017. Check out this interview with BOLD about our classroom research.

November 2017. I'll be joining the Arts & AI Panel at the 2017 edition of MIT Media Lab's Hacking Arts. I'll also act as a hackathon judge

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

October 2017. Come check out the Mutual Wave Machine @ OPUS I @ Merriweather Post Pavillion!

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. 

June 2017. Matthias Oostrik and I can continue to advance our art/science practice thanks to sustained support from Stichting Niemeijer Fonds! (and especially thanks to Andrea Davina)

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. According to the Creators Project, Matthias Oostrik and I are "crafting the future of immersive experience"

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. 

July 2016. David Poeppel and Georgios Michalareas will demo Mutual Brainwaves Lab on screaming actors at Berlin Tech Open Air

July 2016. Matthias and I won the Federation of European Neurosciences Societies Art of Neuroscience Award

June 2016. The Mutual Wave Machine will finally come to New York City! Visit us @ 3LD Art & Technology Center in downtown Manhattan. 

June 2016. Try syncing your brainwaves @ Northside Festival on June 10! 

May 2016. Joke Olie and I will give a talk at the Netherland Club on neuropsychological and practical implications of growing up in a multilingual household.  

April 2016. This month, I will be talking about our classroom neuroscience project at the annual meetings of Cognitive Neuroscience Society and the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society.

March 2016. I will be joining Iris Sommer, Niels van Miltenburg, and Anouk Keizer in a public conversation about the brain during Science Cafe Utrecht at Tivoli Vredenburg.

March 2016. Matthias and I will be giving a lecture at Benaki Museum, Athens about our art/science collaborations to investigate human connectedness.

March 2016. Try syncing your brainwaves at Game Night Gone Wild at the American Museum of Natural History during Brain Awareness Week

March 2016. If you happen to be in Athens, Greece, come take part in the Mutual Wave Machine during the Marina Abramovic Institute exhibit As One, at Benaki Museum.

November 2015. Come to the Mutual Wave Machine at Eureka! Festival of the Nationale Wetenschapsagenda

August 2015. The Mutual Wave Machine is going to Lowlands Festival! With very generous support from De Hersenstichting and Utrecht University.

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.

Check out the exhibition reviews in Art Forum and Omni Reboot, among others.

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.

June 2014. Butoh artist Vangeline and I discuss neuroscience and dance in Immaterial Magazine

June 2014. Check out the complete Out of the Lab film by Noah Blumenson-Cook!

April 2014. Our Journal of Neuroscience publication was picked up by the press. Also see the NYU Stories profile about the study.

February 2014. I was featured in National Geographic Channel’s show Brain Games