Lotte Stemerding


Research Interests

In a broad sense, I am interested in how our memories shape and affect our behaviour, decisions, and mental health. I am currently investigating the effect of prediction errors on changes in fear behaviour. In addition, I work on identifying other predictors of the long-term effects of clinical interventions, both in conditioning experiments and clinical interventions.


I completed a bachelor degree in liberal arts and sciences at the Amsterdam University College (2015, cum laude), where I majored in human biology, but also took various courses in different disciplines. After, I moved to London to start an MSc programme in Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, which I completed in 2017. During my PhD (also in the Emotional Memory Lab), I investigated the role of prediction errors in memory reconsolidation and extinction learning with the use of fear-conditioning experiments.

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