Annike Bekius has a BSc degree in Psychobiology and a MSc degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, both at the University of Amsterdam. She obtained a PhD in Human Movement Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, investigating the underlying neural mechanisms of impaired walking development in children with cerebral palsy. After working as a teacher for the BSc Psychobiology, she started as a postdoc on the NOTION project in the BCI group at the UMC Utrecht.
Her main interest lies in the understanding of mechanisms underlying neurological disorders, with the aim to use this knowledge to help improve quality of life for people with a disability. During the NOTION project, she will investigate whether somatosensory feedback of the mental strategy used to control the BCI for communication can improve BCI training and performance.