Research Interests: Visual processing; Perceptual learning; Visuomotor integration; Large-scale brain network dynamics
About me: I received my PhD from Maastricht University in 2016. My PhD project, which I conducted under supervision of Prof. Dr. Rainer Goebel and Prof. Dr. Gustavo Deco, focused on the integration of neuroimaging with computational neuroscience to study information processing in early visual cortex as well as large-scale cortico-cortical network dynamics.
After obtaining my PhD, I joined the Human Brain Project and began work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience. Since that time, my interests have expanded to include (visual) perceptual learning and visuomotor integration and I got exposed to deep learning and neurorobotics. Continuing the integrative spirit of my PhD project, my work fuses neuroimaging, computational modeling, goal-driven deep learning and neurorobotics.
Apart from my scientific work, I supervise PhD and Master students, develop software (I contributed to version 2.16 of the NEST simulator and released a toolbox for population receptive field mapping) and teach Bachelor and Master level courses on computational neuroscience, critical thinking and Perception.
Contact: mario [DOT] senden [AT] maastrichtuniversity [DOT] nl