Floor van Meer is a researcher and project leader at the Data Science Team of the Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR). Her PhD research focused on the neural correlates of food choice in normal-weight and overweight children and adults, using fMRI. Furthermore, she looked at how healthy and unhealthy food cues influence brain responses and how body weight and body weight trajectory play a role. As a postdoc at the ISI she studied reward learning and food choice in obesity. She started as a postdoc at the unit of Social, Economic and Organisational Psychology of Leiden University in 2019 where she studied the neural mechanisms of hedonic compensation to see if working memory load interferes with sensory and reward processing during consumption, using fMRI. While in Leiden she was a member of the Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition (LIBC).
Floor is an active proponent of open science, which she supports by publishing open access, preregistering her studies and analyses on OSF and sharing her data and analysis scripts after publication whenever possible.
Floor’s research interests include (but are not limited to): microbiome-gut-brain axis, sensory and reward processing in the brain, nutritional neuroscience, cognitive control, working memory, health, advanced statistics and data science.