I am a cognitive neuroscientist. My research focuses on adolescent neurocognitive development and decision-making. I am especially interested in (real life) risk-taking behavior and social influence on risk-taking behavior. To answer my research questions I use a variety of techniques including fMRI, computational modeling, hormone assessments and laboratory tasks.
I am highly motivated to disseminate my work to the general public. I regularly participate in outreach event such as public lectures, give interviews in newspapers and on television, and I am the author of a popular science book ‘Het Riskante Brein’.