Suzanne Dikker: about
SUZANNE DIKKER PHD
suzanne.dikker @ nyu.edu

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BIO >> Suzanne Dikker's current research merges cognitive neuroscience and neurofeedback art in an effort to understand the brain basis of human social interaction. Together with media artist Matthias Oostrik and other collaborators from both the sciences and the arts (e.g. Marina Abramovic), she uses portable EEG (emotiv) in a series of crowd-sourcing neuroscience experiments / interactive brain installations that investigate the role of brainwave synchronization between two or more people in successful communication. These experiments are executed outside of traditional laboratory settings, such as schools and museums (e.g. the American Museum of Natural History, the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Eye Institute Amsterdam).
After completing her PhD in Linguistics at New York University, Suzanne received postdoctoral training at the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology and New York University. She is currently affiliated with David Poeppel's lab at New York University and Jos van Berkum's lab at Utrecht University, with support from the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (VENI Award) and the National Science Foundation (NSF-INSPIRE). She further curates the American Museum of Natural History Sackler Brain Bench, the Marina Abramovic Institute Science Chamber, and the Annual Watermill Art & Science: Insights into Consciousness Workshop.


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CURRENT POSITIONS
Research Scientist, New York University Department of Psychology
Research Scientist, Utrecht University Institute of Linguistics
Brain Educator (Sackler Brain Bench Adult Education), American Museum of Natural History

EDUCATION/POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING
2012-2013 | Postdoctoral Associate, New York University Department of Psychology
2010-2012 | Postdoctoral Fellow, Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill-Cornell Medical College
2010 | PhD, Linguistics, New York University Neurolinguistics Lab
2005 | RMA, Linguistics, University of Amsterdam & Max Planck Institute of Psycholinguistics, Cum Laude
2005 | MA, Spanish Language and Culture, University of Amsterdam, Summa Cum Laude
2003 | MA, Linguistics, University of Amsterdam, Summa Cum Laude

GRANTS/AWARDS
2013-2017 | Veni Award, NWO Innovational Research Incentives Scheme
2013-2016 | NSF-INSPIRE Award (PIs: David Poeppel, NYU | Mingzhou Ding, UFL)
2007 | Graduate Students Present Award, Cognitive Neuroscience Society (with Hugh Rabagliati)
2005-2006 | Talent Award, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
PAST AND PRESENT COLLABORATORS
marina abramovic | matthias oostrik | hugh rabagliati | lauren silbert | jennifer silbert | peter burr | oliver hess | diederik schoorl | matthew patterson curry | jason zevin | amanda parkes | liina pylkkänen | brian mcelree | uri hasson | thomas farmer | drazen bosnjak | ofelia garcia | ricardo otheguy | kelley remole | heather mckellar | maaike verrips | robert wilson | jorn weisbrodt | bj casey | myrna weissman | ilene sackler-lefcourt | daniel stern | kathe sackler | nadia bruschweiler-stern | eva van lier | josje verhagen | haiwen chu | nelson flores | hugo cardoso | laura kaplan | heather homonoff-woodley | jacques arends | peter indefrey | mona diab | kees hengeveld | gita martohardjono | dik bakker |

PAST AND PRESENT AFFILIATIONS: CLIENTS/EMPLOYERS/INSTITUTIONS/EVENTS
american museum of natural history | watermill center: a laboratory for performance | marina abramovic institute | todays art | utrecht university | garage center for contemporary culture | SOFT CONTROL: art, science & the technologically unconscious | living language, random house | de taalstudio | new york university | LABORATORIA | sackler institute for developmental psychobiology | university of amsterdam | f.c. donders centre | max planck institute for psycholinguistics | UNESCO | RISLUS | nyc department of education |

I'M A FAN OF THESE PEOPLE AND THEIR WORK
damon ginandes | jake messing | brandon ballangee | hong-an truong | eric forman | bradley pitts | lynsey peisinger | philip montgomery | talia herman | barbara saric |