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Lieke van Lieshout

Post-doctoral researcher

Donders Centre for Cognition

Lieke van Lieshout is a postdoctoral researcher in the SENSe lab. She is working on a research project about motivation in higher education, focusing on the similarities and differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. 

Before starting her postdoc, Lieke completed her PhD at the Donders Institute under supervision of Prof. Roshan Cools and Prof. Floris de Lange. During her PhD she focused on the cognitive and neural mechanisms of curiosity.


  1. 2015 - 2020

    PhD Candidate

    Donders Institute
  2. 2013 - 2015

    Research Master Cognitive Neuroscience (Cum Laude)

    Radboud University
  3. 2009 - 2013

    Bachelor Psychology (Cum Laude)

    Radboud University