Kyra Caitlin Evers started her PhD in the Psychological Methods research group, University of Amsterdam. She will investigate early warning signals in psychopathology to see whether and how certain pathological transitions may be anticipated in advance, such as a panic atttack or a depressive episode.
In September 2022, Evers completed the Research Masters Cognitive Neuroscience (cum laude) and Behavioural Science (summa cum laude) at Radboud University, Nijmegen. In her Master's thesis, she analyzed neural activity during a psychedelic experience. "During my Master project, I was given the freedom to explore a wide array of dynamical systems measures, which showed me how exciting methodology can be. I was faced with the often broken assumptions of timeseries analysis (such as linearity and stationarity), but I was also introduced to ways of addressing these gaps. This has helped me to develop a critical but practical approach to dealing with common issues in psychological science, which I hope to apply and improve further during the PhD project."
She will join the Network Team, and is supervised by Lourens Waldorp, Denny Borsboom, and Eiko Fried.