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Lina van Drunen

PhD candidate

Name
L. van Drunen MSc
Telephone
+31 71 527 2727
E-mail
l.van.drunen@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

Lina van Drunen is a PhD candidate at the Developmental and Educational Psychology Unit of Leiden University’s Institute of Psychology.

More information about Lina van Drunen

Lina van Drunen is a PhD candidate at the Developmental and Educational Psychology Unit of Leiden University’s Institute of Psychology.

She started her PhD project on ‘The relation between variations in social environment and structural brain development’ in the Brain and Development Lab in Leiden (L-CID) under supervision of Eveline Crone and Lara Wierenga. The first goal of her PhD project is to unravel the relation between variations in social environment and structural brain development in children aged 7-13 years old. The second goal is to examine how the interaction between social environment and brain development predicts behavioural control and social competence.

During her bachelor Psychobiology, Lina developed an interest in research while contributing to an EEG project on social exclusion at the la Sapienza University in Rome. The research master Cognitive Neurobiology and Clinical Neurophysiology in Amsterdam helped her gain confidence in finding solutions to complicated research problems.

Lina’s final research master internship in the Brain and Development lab was a good preparation for her PhD. She examined self-concept in relation to social competence in the fMRI scanner. Specifically, she investigated how genetic and environmental factors influenced the behaviour and brain areas involved in self-concept. The combination of working with twins and analysing fMRI/MRI data was a perfect match with her research interests.

PhD candidate

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Ontwikkelings- & Onderwijspsychologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 3B11

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