Roos Voorvaart

r.e.voorvaart [at] fsw.leidenuniv [dot] nl

Roos has a background in Psychobiology and is currently in her final year of the research master Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. During her entire study career, Roos expressed great interest in the topics cognition and development. Her first master thesis, concerning cognitive development in babies, was completed at the Developmental Psychology department of the University of Amsterdam. During this project, she focused on disclosing the relationship between semantic knowledge and real world scene viewing in babies. Besides her ambition to learn more about cognitive development, Roos is keen to connect science and society. Therefore, she chose to do a minor at the University of Amsterdam that is focused on bridging the gap between science and society: the Tesla minor. Together, her neuroscientific interests in development and cognition and the drive to connect science and society more closely, made her especially motivated to study socially relevant and relatable topics. Hence, she chose to do her second master thesis on social learning at the Brain and Development lab at Leiden under supervision of Dr. Anna van Duijvenvoorde and Dr. Jorien van Hoorn. Here, she will focus on the development of social learning and the effect of peer observation in children, adolescents and young adults.