Lukas is a PhD candidate working on computational models for the mental lexicon in regard to L2 acquisition. Having received his B.Eng. in Game Design at Breda and his M.Sc. in Educational Technologies at Oxford, he is now pursuing his doctorate at the Donders Centre for Cognition at the Radboud University Nijmegen. His current project aims to take advantage of our understanding of mental lexical representation to design a learning method that teaches vocabulary in a personalized and intuitive way.
Peta is a PhD candidate at the Donders Institute for Cognition, Brain and Behaviour. Her work, funded by the ‘Nationaal Regieorgaan Onderwijsonderzoek’ (NRO), aims to determine how specific neurocognitive mechanisms of second language word learning can be integrated in a learning method for educational settings. Peta received her Ba in Multilingual Communication at the University of Geneva; and her Ma+MPhil in Language and Communication at Tilburg University. She is particularly interested in how scientific research outcomes can be put into practice in second language learning classrooms.
Randi is working on her PhD in Educational Neuroscience at the Donders Centre for Cognition in Nijmegen. Her project is part of the NeurolabNL consortium, funded by the Dutch National Research Agenda (NWA), which aims at developing optimal research-based learning conditions. In particular, she is interested in how changes in the neural structure during word learning can be used to provide autonomy during the learning process. Her background is in Cognitive Psychology (BSc) and Cognitive Neuroscience (MSc), which she both studied at the Radboud University in Nijmegen.