Dr F. Klumpers (Floris)

Assistant professor - Behavioural Science Institute
Senior researcher - Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging
Senior researcher - Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Assistant professor - Clinical Psychology

Dr F. Klumpers (Floris)
Visiting address

Thomas van Aquinostraat 4

Postal address

Postbus 9104

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Floris Klumpers is an assistant professor at the Behavioural Science Institute and the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging. His main research interest is explaining individual differences in behaviour by studying the psychophysiological, neural, chemical and genetic pathways mediating individual differences in anxiety. As main tools he uses fear and stress induction methods combined with assessments of autonomic and somatic markers (startle, HR, SCR), functional neuroimaging and approach/avoidance behaviour. Currently, he works on creating a bridge towards more clinically oriented work in the following three projects:
1. A project investigating the individual differences in the fundamental neurobiology of costly avoidance behaviour in healthy subjects and anxiety patients (Phd student: Anneloes Hulsman; NWO research talent grant).
2. A project that develops an immersive Virtual reality game to train freezing reactions to reduce maladaptive avoidance (PhD students: Abele Michela & Jan Brammer; NWO Professional games for Professional skills grant)
3. A large-scale longitudinal project on psychobiological predictors of stress-related resilience in police officers (PhD students: Mahur Hashemi & Wei Zhang; NWO VICI project with Prof. Karin Roelofs)

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