The Communicative Brain

The Communicative Brain group is funded by a Minerva Fast Track Fellowship, awarded by the Max Planck Gesellschaft (≈ 1 mil euros)

The goal of the Communicative Brain group is to understand how the brain integrates auditory and visual signals into a coherent message during multimodal, face-to-face interactions. The core theory we want to test is whether and how oscillatory neural activity plays a role in integrating these different sources of information within and between conversational partners.

We will investigate this using new cutting-edge techniques, including dual-EEG, MEG, rapid invisible frequency tagging, and detailed behavioural analyses of auditory and visual signals in interactive contexts.


Principal investigator

Linda Drijvers


Noor Seijdel


Sara Mazzini

Marlijn ter Bekke

Miguel Rubianes Mendez

Veerle Wilms

Cecilía Hústa
Anna Palmann

Master/Bachelor students

Elena Sofia Silva

Student assistants
Andreas Wölfle


Nivedha Narayanaswamy
Almut Jebens

Daan van Oosten

Lina van Otterdijk
Florence Bonten
Noortje Akkermans
Athanasis Athanasiou
Hanne van Uden
Veerle Wilms
Gaby Voorbraak
Kirstin Bleumink