Hanneke den Ouden

Faculty of Social Sciences

Hanneke den Ouden leads the Learning & Decision Making Lab at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour. Her work tries to understand how we flexibly adapt to changing environmental demands, and why we so often fail to do so. Her research approach combines computational modelling of behaviour and neuroimaging data, fMRI, EEG, and psychopharmacology of the dopamine and serotonin systems, in both healthy and psychiatric populations. Hanneke completed her PhD at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, University College London. From 2009-2011 she was a postdoctoral fellow with prof. Roshan Cools at the Donders Institute, and from 2011-2013, she worked with prof. Nathaniel Daw at the Center for Neural Science, New York University. She then obtained an AXA postdoctoral fellowship as well as a Veni Talent Scheme fellowship to return to the Donders Institute, where she became an Associate Professor in 2017. In 2017, she was awarded a Vidi Innovation Scheme Grant to study the computational and neuropharmacological basis of adaptive decision-making in health and disease.

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