Background

Barbara Nordhjem (DK, 1983)

Barbara Nordhjem is a researcher specializing in visual perception and neuroscience. She studied Psychology at Aalborg University (DK) and graduated with a master degree in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Leiden (NL). Her journey into vision science started during a research project at the Laboratory of Neurobiology at University College London. Afterwards, Barbara did her PhD in the Visual Neuroscience group of the Laboratory of Experimental Ophthalmology at the University Medical Centre in Groningen (NL). Her scientific research focuses on visual recognition and uses behavioral, eye tracking and neuroimaging techniques. She is interested in vision as an interpretive process and often uses stimuli that take time to recognize or that can be experienced in different ways. She has presented her work at international conferences and workshops and has published in peer-reviewed journals. Connecting science and art, Barbara has exhibited and lectured at several art festivals. She enjoys taking part in collaborations with other artists and scientists evolving around human perception and embodied cognition.