Dr. Britta Westner, neuroscientist

Welcome to my website.

  • Here, I share my scientific endeavours and their results.

  • I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Donders Institute in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

  • My background is in vision neuroscience, now I am researching language production and memory.

  • Find out more about me and my research here!

Tips for teaching data analysis tutorials and workshops

Yesterday, I gave a workshop for Cutting Gardens tutors on how to teach MNE-Python. It was my first time teaching such a “meta workshop” - and below I am sharing some of the tips and thoughts I came up with during preparation. Part of it will be MNE-Python-specific, some of it should apply to any software workshop. What should happen before the tutorial takes place? There is a few key points that should happen before the tutorial takes place:...

September 28, 2023

New: Resources page

There is a new content page on my website that links resources which I have created. At this point, it contains lectures and teaching material for MEG and EEG data analysis - but I will keep updating it whenever I create any new teaching material or tutorials. If M/EEG data analysis is something you want to learn more about: go check it out here!

March 15, 2023

I have seen this before. Pattern completion in the human visual system and its role for memory

From 2020 to 2022, I was funded by a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship of the EU Horizon 2020 scheme. This allowed me to join the lab of Prof. Floris de Lange at the Donders Institute at the Radboud University in Nijmegen to research visual anticipation and its relation to memory. Unfortunately, this fellowship was overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic, so progress on the project was a little slower than anticipated....

October 26, 2022

About Me

Hi! I am Britta Westner, a postdoctoral fellow at the Donders Institute in The Netherlands, more precisely, at the Donders Centre for Cognition. Here, I am working in the lab of Assoc.-Prof. Vitória Piai. My current research focuses mainly on the intersection of language and memory. Since my background is in visual neuroscience, I am naturally also interested in the intersection of language and vision. I work with electrophysiological data and have a focus on data analysis methods such as source reconstruction and MEG decoding....