Vera Blau (1978, Munich, Germany) is a PhD student at Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. After receiving graduate (and undergraduate) training in Maastricht, Vera recently moved to Nashville in the US continue her work as a post-doctoral fellow at Vanderbilt University. This work will be funded by the Dutch organization for scientific research (NWO), and focuses on the question of how our brain learns to combine information from various senses in order to perceive coherent events (e.g. hearing and seeing a person speak is perceived as one event instead of two). Vera likes to travel and explore different cultures. Growing up in Germany, she has been living in the Netherlands for eight years and has become a fan of Dutch culture, but is now looking forward to the new challenge of living and working in the US.