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Dietsje Jolles

Assistant Professor

Dr. D.D. Jolles
+31 71 527 6683

Short CV

Dietsje Jolles is an Assistant Professor at the programme group of Educational Science. After receiving her Ph.D. from Leiden University in 2011, she has spent 2,5 years as a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University. In her research Dietsje takes a developmental cognitive neuroscience approach to better understand learning and skill acquisition in children. Her doctoral research focused on the development and acquisition of foundational cognitive abilities like working memory, in relation to changes in the underlying brain mechanisms. During her postdoctoral work - for which she received a Rubicon fellowship - she examined the cognitive and neural mechanisms that contribute to math learning in childhood. 

CV Dietsje Jolles (2014)    


Currently, Dietsje examines plasticity in functional brain networks associated with the acquisition of fundamental math abilities in primary grade school children. She is also interested in individual differences in training gain, and the influence of cognitive abilities including working memory. In her research studies, Dietsje uses cognitive training paradigms as well as neuroimaging techniques including functional MRI.


Rubicon Fellowship, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) (2012)


Organization for Human Brain Mapping

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Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
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Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 4A35



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