Lieneke Janssen

Lieneke Janssen

Position:

Postdoc (in cooperation with University of Leipzig)

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Main Focus

  • reinforcement learning and decision-making
  • habitual and goal-directed control of behavior
  • compulsivity in e.g. obesity and addiction
  • the role of dopamine in compulsive behavior
  • the mechanisms of mindfulness 
  • behavioral paradigms, neuroimaging (fMRI), interventions (pharmacological, behavioral)

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2017    
Postdoctoral Researcher, IFB AdiposityDiseases, Leipzig University - Medical Center, and guest researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Junior Research Group 'Decision-making in Obesity' (Dr. Annette Horstmann).

2012-2016
PhD candidate, Donders Institute, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands (Prof. Dr. Roshan Cools & Dr. Esther Aarts). Thesis: Breaking Bad Habits - A meditation on the neurocognitive mechanisms of compulsive behavior.

2011-2012
Research Assistant, Donders Institute, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands (Prof. Dr. Roshan Cools & Dr. Guillaume Sescousse). Topic: Gambling and dopamine - A pharmacological fMRI study.

2009-2011
Master degree in Cognitive Neuroscience (cum laude), Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Thesis: State-dependent processing of tactile stimuli in rat barrel cortex. 

2006-2009
Bachelor degree in Psychobiology (cum laude), University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Thesis: On motor imagery. 

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