Neeltje Blankenstein is a post-doctoral researcher in the unit of Developmental and Educational Psychology of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University.
Neeltje Blankenstein is a post-doctoral researcher in the unit of Developmental and Educational Psychology of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University. Neeltje seeks to understand how (neuro)biological, psychological, and social factors give rise to positive and negative risk behaviors across development.
Neeltje obtained her research master’s degree in Psychology - Cognitive Neuroscience from Leiden University in 2014 (cum laude).
In September 2014 Neeltje started her PhD project supervised by Dr. Anna van Duijvenvoorde and Prof. Dr. Eveline Crone (Brain & Development Research Center). This project focused on decision-making under different types of risk across adolescence, using behavioral modelling, functional neuroimaging, and longitudinal structural neuroimaging. Neeltje defended her PhD thesis on February 14, 2019 (title: Risky business? Behavioral and neural mechanisms underlying risky decision-making in adolescents).
Since June 2018 Neeltje works as a post-doctoral researcher as part of the NeurolabNL consortium (Dutch Research Agenda) where she studies how neurobiological, psychological, and social factors give rise to antisocial behavior across adolescence. She works at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Amsterdam Medical Center (with Dr. Lucres Nauta-Jansen) and collaborates with the unit of Clinical and Neurodevelopmental Sciences at Leiden University (with Prof. Dr. Hanna Swaab).
Since August 2020 Neeltje also works at the unit of Developmental and Educational Psychology where she examines the development of risk taking across several domains in typically-developing adolescents and adolescents with ADHD.
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
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