Kerwin Olfers, MSc

  • PhD-candidate

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 3830
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Psychologie, Cognitieve Psychologie
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2B11a

My name is Kerwin Olfers and I'm a PhD candidate at the Unit of Cognitive Psychology at Leiden University (The Netherlands), where I started in August 2012. My research project is funded by NWO (Open MaGW Program grant) and is titled: "Do video games keep the brain young?"
My research focuses on the possibilities of video games for cognitive enhancement, that is: can playing certain games make you smarter, better or faster? In particular I'm interested in the effects of serious gaming on the brain, related to memory and cognitive control. To investigate this, I use behavioral measures such as reaction times tasks, together with neurophysiological measures such as EEG and eye tracker data. Finally, I use modeling approaches to bring the different data together.
For more information about me or my research, please refer to my personal website:

Last Modified: 24-03-2016