Olga Boer is a research assistant at the Leiden Consortium on Individual Development. Within the Samen Uniek longitudinal twin study, she prepares and executes lab visits with twins of 8-13 years old and operates the MRPI scanner in the LUMC. Furthermore, she contributes to the preparation and organization of the lab visits of next year.
Olga obtained her research master Cognitive Neuroscience cum laude (2018) at Leiden University. In her master, she mostly focused on Neuromodulation of cognition. During her internship, she worked on an fMRI study by Dr. Bryant Jongkees (supervised by Dr. Lorenza Colzato), in which she obtained a scanning license for the LIBC MRI scanner in the LUMC. For her master thesis, she examined the influence of cerebellar transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on motor sequence learning in healthy adults. In collaboration with Dr. Bryant Jongkees, a paper about her thesis was published in The Cerebellum. During the last year of her master, she worked as a student assistant for Prof. dr. Bernhard Hommel (Cognitive Psychology), examining the intentional binding effect. After graduating, Olga worked at Technolab, a company that organizes career orientation projects for high school students. Among other projects, she organized the ‘Neurology’ project for 5VWO students, in which she gave lectures and organized meetings with neurologists and neuro-oncologists.