I am Assistant Professor at the Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. My main research interests are neurocognitive processes driving addictive behaviours, with a focus on smoking. I am passionate about how various processes going on in our brain contribute to our behaviour in an implicit way. In the last decades, neuroscientists have discovered a lot about brain functioning in different types of psychopathology and in my current and future research I aim to bridge the gap between neuroscience and clinical practice, for example by investigating neural mechanisms underlying interventions.
Maartje Luijten, Assistant Professor at the Behavioural Science Institute at Radboud University, writes her debut blog on a recent meta-analysis of deficits in behavioural inhibition in substance abuse and addiction.[read the full story...]