Marieke received a Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Neuroscience and Linguistics from University College Utrecht, The Netherlands. She wrote her bachelor’s thesis on how illusory embodiment of a virtual avatar affects implicit racial bias. She continued her studies at the Neuroscience and Cognition research master of Utrecht University, where she joined the Social Functioning in Psychiatry group for a research project on social functioning in patients with schizophrenia. For the completion of her Master’s degree, she investigated the link between the bodily self and conceptual self at the Brain, Body, and Self laboratory of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.
- Development of the bodily self in infants and children
- The role of intero- and exteroceptive processes in self development in infancy
- Effects of illusory embodiment on cognitive and social processes in children