Jiska Peper is an Assistant Professor (UD) at the Brain and Development Lab at Leiden University. She obtained her PhD at the Department of Psychiatry of at the UMC in Utrecht. Her research focuses on the influence of pubertal hormones on the development of adolescent brain and behavior. Using a variety of neuroimaging techniques combined with hormonal data, she tries to obtain insights into the biological underpinnings of impulsive behavior. Her work is supported by an NWO Veni grant.
- Delay Discounting and Frontostriatal Fiber Tracts: A Combined DTI and MTR Study on Impulsive Choices in Healthy Young Adults (PDF) (2012)
- Sex steroids and the organization of the human brain (PDF) (2012)
- Pubertal maturation and sex steroids are related to alcohol use in adolescents (2013)
- Surging hormones: brain-behavior interactions during puberty (PDF of draft article) (2013)
- Development of risk taking: contributions from adolescent testosterone and the orbito-frontal cortex (2013)