Dr A.B. Tyborowska (Anna)
Assistant professor - Clinical Psychology
Assistant professor - Behavioural Science Institute
Postdoc - Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Thomas van Aquinostraat 4
6525 GD NIJMEGEN
6500 HE NIJMEGEN
My work aims to identify neurocognitive and psychological aspects related to the development of vulnerability and resilience, particularly during periods of heightened sensitivity and plasticity. I use a combination of behavioral, neural (functional and structural MRI) and physiological techniques to investigate processes such as emotion control, stress and threat reactivity, and the impact of hormones (e.g., testosterone) on neuro-maturation, emotion regulation, and mental well-being.
The focus of my research is to investigate both early and late (adolescent) markers associated with alternations in neurocognitive and hormonal trajectories in adolescence and young adulthood. As part of this research, I collaborate with the Nijmegen Longitudinal Study on Infant and Child Development (NLS), which has followed children and their families since infancy.
- Tyborowska, A., Volman, I., Niermann, H.C.M., Pouwels, L, Smeekens, S., Cillessen, A.H.N., Toni, I., & Roelofs, K. (2018). Early-life and pubertal stress differentially modulate grey matter development in human adolescents. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 1-11.
- Tyborowska, A., Volman, I., Smeekens, S., Toni, I., & Roelofs, K. (2016). Testosterone during puberty shifts emotional control from pulvinar to anterior prefrontal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(23), 6156-6164.