Barbara Braams received her M.Sc. in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Amsterdam. She is now a Ph.D. candidate at the Developmental and Educational Psychology Unit of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University. In her Ph.D. project, supervised by Professor Eveline Crone, she investigates social-emotional development in adolescence, focusing on ventral striatum responses to (vicarious) rewards. The aim of this longitudinal project is to track developmental changes in brain function (and structure) and behavior over time in healthy children, adolescents, and young adults.
Besides her Ph.D. research, Barbara is a tutor in several undergraduate courses.
- Risks, rewards and the developing brain in childhood and adolescence. In: V.F. Reyna & V. Zayas (Eds.) The neuroscience of risky decision making. Washington DC: American Psychological Association (PDF) (In press)
- Reward-Related Neural Responses are Dependent on the Beneficiary. In: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (PDF) (In press)