A shortened overview of employment, grants and prizes, and publications:

Currently Assistant Professor of cognitive neuroscience at Maastricht University. First supported during my PhD research by a NWO Toptalent grant, subsequently supported during post-doctoral research by a NWO VENI grant. Research focus is on brain mechanisms underlying visual awareness.

employment history
2016-now: Assistant Professor Cognitive Neuroscience, Maastricht University
2012-2016: post-doctoral researcher
2008-2012: PhD student
2010-now: founder, managing editor, contributor,

PhD Cognitive Neuroscience (cum laude)
Research Master of Science (9.4GPA; cum laude)
Bachelor of Science (9.0 GPA; cum laude)
st.Oelbert Gymnasium

grants and prizes (my thanks to all!)

  • Maastricht University Dissertation Prize for best doctoral thesis 2013-2014 (2016)
  • research grant VENI (€250.000), NWO, the Netherlands (2013)
  • Young e-learning Talent award (2013) from
  • Gerard Mols award for innovations in education (2012)
  • Subsidy by MYRA (€10.000), BrainMatters (2011)
  • Leading in Learning grant from MU (€15.000), BrainMatters (2011)
  • Finalist NWO Academic Year Prize 2011
  • Winner of the associated Public Prize 2011
  • Human Brain Mapping Abstract Award ($600), (2010)
  • Human Brain Mapping Abstract Award ($750), (2009)
  • research grant Toptalent (€180.000), NWO, the Netherlands, (2008)
  • Best Speaker Award (€200): CNCN conference in Nijmegen, the Netherlands  (2008)
  • SWOL/UM scholarship (€1.300) (2006)

publications (only international peer-reviewed articles included)

de Graaf, T.A., van Ee, R., Croonenberg, D., Klink, P.C., Sack, A.T. (2017). Visual suppression at the offset of binocular rivalry. Journal of Vision, 17(1): 2

ten Oever, S.*de Graaf, T.A.*, Bonnemayer, C., Ronner, J., Sack, A.T., Riecke, L. (2016). Stimulus presentation at specific neuronal oscillatory phases experimentally controlled with tACS: implementation and applications. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 10:240. *shared first author

de Graaf, T.A., Duecker, F., Fernholz, M.H.P., Sack, A.T. (2015). Spatially specific vs. unspecific disruption of visual orientation perception using chronometric pre-stimulus TMS. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 9, 5

de Graaf, T.A., Koivisto, M., Jacobs, C., Sack, A.T. (2014). The chronometry of visual perception: review of occipital TMS masking studies. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 45, 295–304

Jacobs, C.*, de Graaf, T.A.*, Sack, A.T. (2014). Two distinct neural mechanisms in early visual cortex determine subsequent visual processing. Cortex, 59, 1–11 *shared first-author

de Graaf, T.A., Sack, A.T. (2014). Using brain stimulation to disentangle neural correlates of conscious vision. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1019

de Graaf, T.A., Gross, J., Paterson, G., Rusch, T., Sack, A.T., Thut, G. (2013). Alpha-Band Rhythms in Visual Task Performance: Phase-Locking by Rhythmic Sensory Stimulation. PLoS ONE.

de Graaf, T. A., Goebel, R., & Sack, A. T. (2012). Feedforward and quick recurrent processes in early visual cortex revealed by TMS? Neuroimage.

de Graaf, T. A., Hsieh, P. J., & Sack, A. T. (2012). The ‘correlates’ in neural correlates of consciousness. Neurosci Biobehav Rev, 36(1), 191-197.

de Graaf, T. A., de Jong, M. C., Goebel, R., van Ee, R., & Sack, A. T. (2011). On the functional relevance of frontal cortex for passive and voluntarily controlled bistable vision. Cereb Cortex, 21(10), 2322-2331.

de Graaf, T. A., Cornelsen, S., Jacobs, C., & Sack, A. T. (2011). TMS effects on subjective and objective measures of vision: stimulation intensity and pre- versus post-stimulus masking. Conscious Cogn, 20(4), 1244-1255.

de Graaf, T. A., Herring, J., & Sack, A. T. (2011). A chronometric exploration of high-resolution ‘sensitive TMS masking’ effects on subjective and objective measures of vision. Exp Brain Res, 209(1), 19-27.

de Graaf, T. A., & Sack, A. T. (2011). Null results in TMS: from absence of evidence to evidence of absence. Neurosci Biobehav Rev, 35(3), 871-877.

de Graaf, T. A., Roebroeck, A., Goebel, R., & Sack, A. T. (2010). Brain network dynamics underlying visuospatial judgment: an FMRI connectivity study. J Cogn Neurosci, 22(9), 2012-2026.

de Graaf, T. A., Jacobs, C., Roebroeck, A., & Sack, A. T. (2009). FMRI effective connectivity and TMS chronometry: complementary accounts of causality in the visuospatial judgment network. PLoS One, 4(12), e8307.

Engelen T., de Graaf T.A., Sack A.T., de Gelder B. (2015). A causal role for inferior parietal lobule in emotion body perception. Cortex, 73.

Duecker, F., de Graaf, T.A., Sack, A.T. (2014). Thinking caps for everyone? The role of neuro-enhancement by non-invasive brain stimulation in neuroscience and beyond. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 8, 71.

Duecker, F., Frost, M., de Graaf, T.A., Graewe, B., Jacobs, C., Goebel, R., Sack, A.T. (2014). The cortex-based alignment approach to TMS coil positioning. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 26(10), 2321–2329

Peters, J., Reithler, J., Schuhmann, T., de Graaf, TA., Uludag, K., Goebel, R., Sack, AT. (2013). On the feasibility of concurrent human TMS-EEG-fMRI measurements. Journal of Neurophysiology.

Duecker, F., de Graaf, T.A., Jacobs, C., Sack, A.T. (2013). Time- and task-dependent non-neural effects of real and sham TMS. PLoS ONE. 8(9): e73813

Jacobs, C., de Graaf, TA, Goebel, R., Sack, A.T. (2012). The temporal dynamics of early visual cortex involvement in behavioral priming. PLoS ONE. 7:11. E48808 (IF: 4.411)

Machado, S., Araujo, F., Paes, F., Velasques, B., Cunha, M., Budde, H., …, de Graaf, TA et al.(2011). EEG-based brain-computer interfaces: an overview of basic concepts and clinical applications in neurorehabilitation. Rev Neurosci, 21(6), 451-468.


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