My name is Evelyne Fraats, and I am a Brain and Cognitive Sciences master’s student from Amsterdam. In 2021, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology from the University of Amsterdam. My fascination with an autistic child’s behaviour in my mother’s childcare is where my interest in affective neuroscience began. I consequently made the decision to study neuroscience and developed a love for topics like emotion (perception), stress, experimental psychology, and consciousness. Additionally, I aim to work interdisciplinary and integrate the strengths of various fields. For my final master’s internship, I decided to work at the Donders Institute in the EPAN lab under the supervision of E. Andres and K. Roelofs. My project’s goal is to image the cortico-spinal networks at rest and during defensive reactions to threat. The connectivity between the brain and spinal cord at rest will be the primary subject of my master’s thesis.