Curriculum Vitae

A pdf-version of my complete CV is available here
A short resume can be found here

Contact research

Vision & Cognition / Neuromodulation & Behaviour
Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

Meibergdreef 47
1105 BA Amsterdam, the Netherlands
email: c.klink [at]

Contact teaching

Dept. of Experimental Psychology
Helmholtz Institute
Faculty of Social Sciences
Utrecht University

Martinus J. Langeveldgebouw
Heidelberglaan 1
3584 CS Utrecht, the Netherlands
email: p.c.klink [at]

Research interests

I am (systems) neuroscientist with an interest in the neural mechanisms of perception and cognition. How does the brain process information and what mechanisms give rise to flexible, goal-directed behavior? How can we get a grip on these processes and improve life? I have worked on a range of topics including visual perception, attention, multimodal integration, neural plasticity, decision-making, working memory, reward processing and basic neural coding problems using behavioral, computational, neurophysiological and neuroimaging methods in non-human primates, humans, & rodents.

Currently, I am working on a project in which we combine (deep) brain stimulation, functional neuroimaging and electrophysiological recordings in non-human primates to investigate the dynamic neural networks underlying vision, reward-processing and executive functions.


I am a lecturer in Experimental Psychology at Utrecht University.


  • Visiting scholar KU Leuven.
  • Postdoctoral fellowship Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience & Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam.
  • Postdoctoral fellow Psychopharmacology Utrecht University
  • PhD (Cum Laude) in Functional Neurobiology Utrecht University
  • MSc (Cum Laude) in Cognitive, Experimental & Clinical Neuroscience, Utrecht University
  • BSc in Biology at Utrecht University.


  • Dutch Neurofederation
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Dutch Psychonomic Society
  • American Physiological Society
  • Vision Science Society
  • Amsterdam Brain & Cognition