dr. M.E. van der Schaaf (Marieke)
Research Fellow - Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Research Fellow - Motivational & Cognitive Control
Marieke van der Schaaf completed an undergraduate degree in clinical neuropsychology at the free university in Amsterdam as well as a Neuroscience and Cognition Master’s degree at the University of Utrecht . During her PhD project in the cognitive control group at the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (PI: Rosan Cools), Marieke focused on the role of dopamine in reward- and punishment-based reversal learning. Marieke is now postdoctoral researcher at the Expert Centre for Chronic Fatigue at the UMC St Radboud, Nijmegen. In corroboration with the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (PI: Ivan Toni) she is now investigating the neural mechanisms of change to mediate successful cognitive behavioral therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Marieke's work aims at understanding the neural mechanisms underlying both pharmacological as well as behavioural treatments in neuropsychiatry to ultimately improve individualized treatment programs. To this end, she combines structural and functional neuroimaging, pharmacological manipulations and longitudinal patient studies.
- van der Schaaf, M. E., Fallon, S. J., ter Huurne, N., Buitelaar, J., & Cools, R.(2013) Working Memory Capacity Predicts Effects of Methylphenidate on Reversal Learning. Neuropsychopharmacology. Volledige tekst
- van der Schaaf ME, van Schouwenburg MR, Geurts DE, Schellekens AF, Buitelaar JK, Verkes RJ, Cools R (2012), Establishing the Dopamine Dependency of Human Striatal Signals During Reward and Punishment Reversal Learning, Cerebral Cortex Volledige tekst