I am a neuroscientist at the Departments of Experimental and Developmental Psychology at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. In 1999 I obtained a MSc. degree in Psychology and I received my PhD in 2005.


Cardiorespiratory confounds in functional MRI, Reliability of functional MRI, Preprocessing & statistical analysis of fMRI, (r)TMS

Research keywords

 Schizophrenia   OCD   bipolar disorder   Reward   motor inhibition   DMN   emotion processing   fMRI   TMS   DTI   MTI   EEG   genetics self-regulation development



A new cohort study investigating the development of children


Dysfunctional reward circuitry in obsessive-compulsive disorder

This paper has made the list as one of the most highly cited 2011 original articles for Biological Psychiatry to date.


Deep brain stimulation restores frontostriatal network activity in obsessive-compulsive disorder

This paper is published in Nature Neuroscience


Stop-signal response inhibition deficits in schizophrenia patients and their unaffected siblings

This paper published in Biological Psychiatry has received an F1000 evaluation.


Exaggerated brain activation during emotion processing in unaffected siblings of patients with schizophrenia

This poster presented at SfN2010 has received an F1000 evaluation