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December 9, 2022

Learn why you reach out to check for your keys and why we like to squeeze someone’s hand as we walk through a dark tunnel. Merle will tell you about the super power you have at your fingertips. Multilingual, international, and interdisciplinary researcher interested in how we understand the world and others in it through the many senses.

Merle works at the cross-section of cognitive neuroscience and philosophy of mind while making use of exciting new technology (AI, mobile apps and Virtual reality). As well as a cognitive neuroscientist, she is also a mother of five and actively promote other women in science. She has published in high impact peer-reviewed journals but is equally committed to open science and clear science communication. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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