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BIO >> Suzanne Dikker's current research merges cognitive neuroscience, education, and performance 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 co-curates the American Museum of Natural History Sackler Brain Bench, the Marina Abramovic Institute Art+Science Presents, and the Annual Watermill Art & Science: Insights into Consciousness Workshop.

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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

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

2014-2016 | E-Culture Grant, Creative Industries Fund NL (with Matthias Oostrik)
2014-2018 | 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

National Geographic Channel, Brain Games | Vice | The Scientist Magazine | WNYC The Brian Lehrer Show |
Science Friday | Imagine Science Films | San Francisco Chronicle | ArtFetch | | Moscow Times |
de Volkskrant | Immaterial | Metropolis M | DOTS Magazine | Epson Newsroom | The New York Times| Kennislink |
Onze Taal | | de Volkskrant | NRC Handelsblad | Psych Central | ArtLab | NWO News | NYU Profiles |
matthias oostrik | hugh rabagliati | marina abramovic | 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 | vangeline | 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 | drazen bosnjak | vangeline |

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 |

damon ginandes | jake messing | brandon ballangee | hong-an truong | eric forman | bradley pitts | lynsey peisinger | philip montgomery | talia herman | barbara saric |