Kanthida van Welzen

Research Areas

  • Quantitative measures for musical creativity
  • Neural correlates of musical improvisation
  • Individual differences in creative potential


Academic Education


MSc in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2014–2018   BSc in Psychobiology with honours program, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Academic Experience

Since 2022  PhD candidate at the Cognitive Neuropsychology Department, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2020–2021  Teaching assistant BSc Psychobiology, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2019–2020  Internship about slow wave sleep in anti-NMDAR encephalitis and schizophrenia patients in the Brain Circuits and Behavior Lab, Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
2019Internship about rhythm perception in the speech-to-song illusion in the Music Cognition Group, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands 
2017       Internship about the effect of skin temperature on sleep at Stichting Epilepsie Instellingen Nederland, Heemstede, the Netherlands







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