Floor van Meer is a postdoc at the unit of Social, Economic and Organisational Psychology of Leiden University. She obtained her PhD at the Image Sciences Institute of the University Medical Center Utrecht in 2017. 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 at Leiden University in 2019 where she studies the neural mechanisms of hedonic compensation to see if working memory load interferes with sensory and reward processing during consumption, using fMRI. She is 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): sensory and reward processing in the brain, nutritional neuroscience, cognitive control, working memory, health and advanced statistics.