Juvenile Antisocial Behavior during Covid-19

PhD Candidate Ilse van de Groep has written a blog (in Dutch) for NeurolabNL about antisocial behavior during the current crisis. Together with Resist project research assistant Merel Spaander, she explains why youth show (more of) this type of behavior during the lockdown, and why it is particularly important to help the most vulnerable amongst them.

Connecting Society Together

SYNC stands for Society, Youth and Neuroscience Connected. This is not just a catchy acronym; it truly reflects our mission: To bridge multiple levels of measurement to understand how young people develop into contributing members of society. All of society: regardless of origin, skin color, gender, education level, or sexual preference. We are concerned about how the recent events of …

Ensuring road safety for kids

Postdoc Michelle Achterberg has collaborated with Veilig Verkeer Nederland to produce a (scientifically sound) video series to promote road safety for kids. You can view the series here (in Dutch).

Interview: Why Youth Struggle with Corona Rules

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, it is prohibited to have gatherings with more than three individuals and mandatory to keep a distance of 1.5 meters in the Netherlands. Young people seem to really struggle to keep to these rules. Why is that? Suzanne van de Groep explains why youngsters struggle with the corona-rules in a recent interview with …

Interview: The Adolescent Brain in Times of Corona

Eveline Crone talked with Radio 1 presenter Patrick Lodiers about the development of the adolescent brain and gives a sneak preview of our new research projects, in which we examine how Dutch younsters experience the current crisis. You can listen to the interview here (in Dutch): https://www.nporadio1.nl/de-nieuws-bv/onderwerpen/534553-het-puberbrein-in-tijden-van-corona

Eveline Crone appointed professor of Developmental Neuroscience in Society

Prof. Eveline Crone has been appointed professor of ‘Developmental Neuroscience in Society’ at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB). The chair will focus on the future of the next generation. One aspect of this focus will be to understand how optimal opportunities can be created through using neuroscience methods. She also wants to integrate her research with issues …


PhD Defense Michelle Achterberg

Michelle Achterberg will defend her PhD dissertation on 12 March 2020 in the Academy Building of Leiden University. Her PhD-project is part of the Leiden Consortium on Individual Development (L-CID). In her PhD thesis, she provides a comprehensive overview of the underlying mechanisms of social emotion regulation in childhood. She shows that the brain is prone to signal for socially relevant …