Kerwin Olfers studied at Leiden University where he received his MSc in Cognitive Neuropsychology in 2012. Following a successful internship he was invited for a 6-month research assistantship in the Serre Lab at Brown University (Providence RI), where he worked on computational models of the human visual system, for navigation in virtual environments. In August of 2012, he went back to Leiden University where he started his PhD project: "Do video games keep the brain young?", under supervision of Guido Band.
Research by Kerwin Olfers
The PhD project focuses on the possibilities of video games for cognitive enhancement in the aging population, especially concerning cognitive control. The research combines cognitive training interventions, behavioral measures such as reaction times tasks, and neurophysiological measures (EEG and eye tracker). Additionally the influence of gaming on creativity is investigated.
- PhD candidate in the Cognitive Psychology Unit
- Master Thesis Lab assistant