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Dr. Viona wijnen - neuro  psychologist

Research Experience / Interests

(Neuro) psychology
  Brain Injury and Neurorehabilitation

Autonomic Nervous System (Heart Rate Variability, Electrodermal Activity) Neuroplasticity
Brain and Consciousness
Psychophysiological and Neurophysiological reactivity (EEG, ERPs) Biofeedback and Neurofeedback

Psychosomatics Psychopathology Longitudinal research

Future interests: Neuroplasticity in the healthy, developing, and aging brain; neuroimaging (fMRI, PET, DTI, fNIRS); developmental and social neuroscience; learning and memory

2015 - present        Researcher, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Biological Psychology, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

2012 - present         Researcher, Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Department of Neurological and Neurodegenerative Disorders, Primary and Community Care.
Member of expertise-team on Disorders of Consciousness.

2013 - 2014              Researcher, Bio- and Neurofeedback practice Neuroscan, Dordrecht, The Netherlands (mainly Attention Disorders).

2013 - 2014              Psychologist, Neuroscan, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Scheme Therapy, Psychodiagnostical testing.

Detailed resume' upon request

Neuro science and dance theatre research collaboratoin

The collaboration with the neuro psychologist, Dr. Wijnen, started in 2009 as part of the preparations for the creation process of The living network/Cadance festival 2011. Here, we were interested to explore the human condition and consciousness, observing  the dancers' responses to physical and mental assignments that were immanently connected to the building of their personages.


Wijnen and myself are in a process of making a manuscript of the project with the intention to present it to Prof. Beatrice de Gelder – leader of the Brain and Emotion Laboratory at Maastricht University.


For Pretext diptych, i.e. Pretext Solo and Donna nel presente Duet, I continue my collaboration with Dr. Wijnen, this time to explore the impact of the camera on the dancer in movement and in rest. The dancer is measured on Mindedness (BIPM), Mindfulness (FMI) and Empathy. The observations are taped on video and inspire the score of the project. (2018).

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