Stefanie De Smet
With my background as an experimental psychologist, I am currently working as a PhD student in the Ghent Experimental Psychiatry (GHEP) lab focusing on behavioral and neural effects of different non-invasive brain stimulation techniques. I studied theoretical and experimental psychology at the Ghent University. During the final year of the master programme, I did my internship in the GHEP lab investigating the effects of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), intermittent Theta Burst Stimulation (iTBS) and transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS) on neurocognitive and emotional functioning. During this internship I developed an interest in various brain stimulation and research techniques including functional neuroimaging and psychophysiological assessments. In 2020, I was awarded a PhD Fellowship fundamental research by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). My research project focuses on the effects of combined brain stimulation techniques using a multimodal approach consisting of neuroimaging, psychophysiological and behavioral assessments.
Keywords non-invasive brain stimulation, cognition-emotion interactions, neuroimaging, psychophysiology.