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Dr. Gaëtan Mertens

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Gaëtan Mertens obtained a master’s degree in experimental psychology at Ghent University (2012) where he also completed his PhD about fear learning via verbal instructions under the supervision of prof. Jan De Houwer (2016). Currently he works as a postdoctoral researcher on the VICI grant of prof. Iris Engelhard investigating new techniques of reducing fear based on the reactivation of traumatic memory. His interests include: associative learning, memory updating and plasticity, fear and anxiety, and psychophysiology.