Noortje Seydel was born in Amsterdam on April 20th, 1992. Between 2010 and 2013 she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology at the University of Amsterdam. After that, she obtained a Research Master’s degree in Psychology, with a specialization in Brain and Cognition and Psychological Methods. She wrote her master thesis under supervision of Dr. Sara Jahfari and dr H. Steven Scholte, on the influence of low-level scene complexity on perceptual decision-making and neural responses. At the end of 2015, she started her PhD project on computational modeling of visual processing during object recognition under supervision of Dr. H. Steven Scholte and Prof. Dr. Edward H.F. de Haan. On April 16 2021, Noor will defend her dissertation in the Agnietenkapel of the University of Amsterdam.