Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher in the research group of Prof. Johan Wagemans at the Laboratory of Experimental Psychology, KU Leuven, and a visiting researcher in the research group Computational Auditory Perception of Dr. Nori Jacoby at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics. I highly value good research practices. My research interests include visual aesthetics, perceptual organization, individual differences in perception, Bayesian statistics, and many more.


  • Visual Aesthetics
  • Perceptual Organization
  • Individual Differences
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Open Science


  • Doctor of Psychology, 2023

    KU Leuven

  • Master of Psychology - Theory and Research, 2017

    KU Leuven

  • Bachelor in Psychology, 2015

    KU Leuven



Prägnanz in visual perception and aesthetic appreciation

Interactions between stimulus, person, and context


the Order and Complexity Toolbox for Aesthetics

ReproducibiliTea Leuven

ReproducibiliTea journal club @ KU_Leuven.

Neatly Organized Compositions

Which image and person properties relate to aesthetic preferences for neatly organized compositions?

Peeling an Egg website and app

Explore the hidden world of peeling an egg!

Tools for Young Researchers

Get an overview of interesting tools to use in the different steps of your research process.

Open Science

Adventures in Open Science

Insights for Impact 2016: Big Data

Internship project at Cambridge University in the framework of the Junior Researcher Programme.

Intentional Distortion in Personality Assessment

Relationship with test format, culture, and cognitive ability. Project in the framework of the Junior Researcher Programme.

Pressures for Differentiation and the Self-Concept

Do pressures for differentiation from other individuals increase clarity of the self-concept?

Shiny app introducing Bayesian Statistics

Explaining the principles of Bayesian statistics using a Shiny R app.

Recent & Upcoming Talks

VSS 2023 - A Bayesian efficient observer model to explain attractive and repulsive temporal context effects when perceiving multistable dot lattices

In multistable dot lattices, the orientation we perceive is attracted towards the orientation we perceived in the immediately preceding …

ICPS 2023 - Pre-existing categorization diminishes attractive and repulsive temporal history effects on perception

In a study assessing perceptual categorization of shapes, we investigated effects of the category evidence and perceived category for …

SDWVM 2022 - Stable individual differences in hysteresis and adaptation: Evidence for differential use of stimulus history and perceptual history when perceiving multistable dot lattices

How we perceptually organize a visual stimulus depends not only on the stimulus itself, but also on the temporal context in which the …

Recent Publications

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Towards the most prägnant Gestalt: Leveling and sharpening as contextually dependent adaptive strategies

Gestalt psychologists posited that we always organize our visual input in the best way possible under the given conditions. Both …

What good is goodness? The effects of reference points on discrimination and categorization of shapes

Earlier research reported a category boundary effect on perception: Differences between stimuli belonging to the same category are …

Prägnanz in visual perception and aesthetic appreciation: Interactions between stimulus, person, and context [Doctoral dissertation]

Things look as they do, not only because of the visual input an individual receives, but also because of the way in which the viewer …



Daniel Hofmann

Individual differences in visual working memory and their relation to the perception and aesthetic appreciation of order and complexity

Liesse Frérart

Towards the most prägnant Gestalt: Contextual influences on simplification and complication tendencies

Tina Ivančir

Bayesian modeling of hysteresis and adaptation in visual perception

Astrid Warny

A systematic approach to study the relations between order, complexity, and aesthetic appreciation


I am teaching the following course at KU Leuven:

  • 2022-2024: Psychologie m.i.v. psychologie van de waarneming (B-KUL-P00H0A)

I was a teaching assistant for the following courses at KU Leuven:

  • 2018-2022: Functieleer, deel 1 (B-KUL-P0M01B)
  • 2017-2018: Practicum methoden van onderzoek (B-KUL-P0M27A)