Lars Benschop

I am a PhD candidate and Teaching Assistant who joined the GHEP Lab in 2017. I obtained my MSc in Theoretical and Experimental Psychology at Ghent University where I discovered my interest in different neuroimaging techniques. My current research interest is searching for electrophysiological (EEG) markers of affective disorders, mainly suicide and (vulnerability of) depression. My research skills include analyzing time- and spatial frequency data, applying various forms of source localization techniques and estimating functional connectivity values (amplitude envelope correlations, phase lagged connectivity, granger prediction, etc.). I collaborated with the data-analysis department at Ghent University and went on an FWO-funded research stay in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California; where I expanded my source localization skills and learned how to apply machine learning classifiers on neural time series data.

Keywords: EEG, Functional connectivity, depression