I am an Assistant Professor at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, a Research Scientist at the Center for Decision Sciences (an interdisciplinary research center affiliated with Columbia's Graduate School of Business, Psychology Department, and the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy), and a Decision Science Fellow at Columbia University's Brain Imaging Center.
My research focuses on the interplay of affective
and deliberative processes and the role of cognitive
control and episodic memory in decision making,
specifically in the areas of risky decision making,
intertemporal choice, and social decision making. In
my work, I study the neural underpinnings, as well
as the development, of judgment and decision making
processes across the lifespan. In particular, I
focus on the behavioral, psychological, and neural
changes that occur during the transitions from
childhood to adolescence and from adolescence to
adulthood, as well as changes that occur across
adulthood. In my research, I use behavioral and
physiological measures as well as brain imaging,
brain stimulation, and genotyping.