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Onno van der Groen

Research Fellow in the school of medical and health sciences, Edith Cowan University

Dr. Onno van der Groen completed a Bachelor in Human Movement Sciences in Groningen, and a Research Master in Cognitive Neuropsycholgy in Amsterdam, both in the Netherlands. His thesis was completed at the University of Sydney investigating the influence of tactile information on visual perception. In 2017 he completed his PhD at the Neuronal Control of Movement lab at the ETH in Zurich, Switzerland, the focus of which was on how human perception can be enhanced with non-invasive brain stimulation. Dr van der Groen moved to Perth in early 2018 to commence a PostDoc in the Neuro-Rehabilitation and Robotics lab at Edith Cowan University. His research currently focuses on improving outcomes for motor rehabilitation in stroke patients.


  • 2018–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Edith Cowan University
  • 2017–2018
    Postdoctoral research fellow, ETH Zurich


  • 2017 
    ETH Zurich, Doctor of Sciences ETH Zurich
  • 2012 
    VU University Amsterdam, Master of Science
  • 2010 
    RUG Groningen, Bachelor of Science


  • 2019
    Altering brain dynamics with transcranial random noise stimulation,
  • 2018
    Stochastic resonance enhances the rate of evidence accumulation during combined brain stimulation and perceptual decision-making.,
  • 2016
    Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation of Visual Cortex: Stochastic Resonance Enhances Central Mechanisms of Perception,
  • 2015
    Estimating a neutral reference for electroencephalographic recordings: the importance of using a high-density montage and a realistic head model,
  • 2013
    Touch influences visual perception with a tight orientation-tuning. ,

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    ECR grant
    Chief investigator
    Funding Source:
    Edith Cowan University
  • 2016
    Doc.mobility fellowship
    Personal fellowship to spend a year at the QBI in Brisbane
    Funding Source:
    Swiss National Science Foundation

Research Areas

  • Neurosciences (1109)
  • Cognitive Sciences (1702)
  • Human Movement And Sports Science (1106)