August 2018 Sandy wrote a blog about our recent paper published in Scientific Reports. The paper addresses how being right can activate reward-related brain areas, even if it means losing money. You can find the blog here, and the paper here.
January 2018 Congratulations to Sandy, as she received a KNAW Sara van Dam research grant! Together with Dr. Einat Levi-Gigi (Bar-Ilan university in Israel) she will investigate the development of social performance monitoring processes in adolescents and the impact of growing up in a stressful environment.
October 2016 Sina received the prestigious 'Heinz-Heckhausen' young investigator award from the German Society for Psychology for her outstanding work in her dissertation. Congratulations Sina, well deserved indeed!
September 2016 Myrthe and Naomi, second year research master students of the research master in Clinical and Health psychology at Leiden University, joined our lab on the project on trustworthiness and social conformity in individuals scoring low and high on psychopathic traits. Welcome Myrthe and Naomi!
July 2016 Desiree's paper on the influence of genetic variations on the acute effects of cocaine and cannabis on reversal learning was accepted for publication in Psychopharmacology.
March 2016 Desiree successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled 'Individual differences in the acute effects of cannabis and cocaine on cognitive control' AND her paper on performance monitoring after administration of these drugs was accepted for publication in European Neuropsychopharmacology. Congratulations Dr. Spronk!
February 2016 Margit's paper on the effects of cooperative and competitive game play (Tetris!) on self-other integration was accepted for publication in Frontiers in Psychology.
January 2016 Javier successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled 'Every cloud has a silver lining: social cognitive skills and deficits in schizophrenia'. Congratulations Dr. de la Asuncion!
June 2015 Sandy joined the VIDI project as a postdoc, see Projects & People section for more info. Welcome Sandy!
May 2015 Desiree's paper on the acute effects of cannabis and cocaine on response inhibition has been accepted for publication in Addiction Biology.
April 2015 Margit's paper on behavioral and ERP effects of oxytocin administration on self-other integration has been accepted for publication in Cortex.
March 2015 Javier's paper on ERP correlates of self-other integration in schizophrenia patients has been accepted for publication in Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience.
August 2014 Sina's paper on social approach-avoidance tendencies in patients with major depression has been accepted for publication in Psychiatry Research.
July 2014 Anne's paper on reduced performance monitoring in patients with bipolar disorders has been accepted for publication in Bipolar Disorders.
April 2014 Desiree's paper on the (combined) effects of MDMA and alcohol administration on performance monitoring has been accepted for publication in Psychopharmacology.