Jeroen van Boxtel

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Attention and Consciousness; Action Understanding and the link to Autism; The influence of visual noise on visual processing.


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Jeroen J.A. van Boxtel started with a master's degrees in Biology (Utrecht University) and Cognitive Sciences (Université Pierre et Marie Curie & Collège de France, France), after which he completed his PhD at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, at the cross-disciplinary Helmholtz Institute in 2008. After obtaining his PhD, he moved to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where he worked for two years on the relationship between attention and consciousness with Prof. Christof Koch. In 2010, he moved to the University of California, Los Angeles, to work on questions related to human action perception and attention, and the link to Autism Spectrum Disorders. In 2013, Jeroen van Boxtel was recruited to Monash University where he also headed the Cognitive Neuroimaging group at Monash Biomedical Imaging. He currently works at the School of Psychology at the University of Canberra, and focuses on the negative effects of attention, the link between attention and conscious perception,  the influence of attention on biological motion perception, and the influence of noise on visual processing.


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