Myrthe Jansen completed her bachelor (Psychology, 2015) and research master (Clinical and Health Psychology, 2017) at Leiden University. From October 2017 until July 2018 she worked as a research assistant in the social performance monitoring (SPM) lab of Prof. dr. Ellen de Bruijn. Since September 2018, she works as a PhD candidate in the SPM lab at the Clinical Psychology Unit of Leiden University.
To behave in a safe and socially adequate manner, humans need to monitor their own and other’s actions continuously for errors and possible deviations from goals, and also need to take into account how their own actions affect others. In this PhD project, Myrthe will investigate alterations in the neural mechanisms of these so-called social performance monitoring processes, from both a clinical and pharmacological perspective. Specifically, she will use behavioural and neuroimaging (EEG and fMRI) paradigms, as well as pharmacological manipulations targeting the roles of dopamine and the neuropeptide oxytocin, to gain more insight into altered social performance-monitoring processes in healthy volunteers as well as in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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