Photographer: Bram Belloni

dr. V.A. (Vanessa) van Ast

  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Programme group Clinical Psychology
  • Visiting address
    REC G
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 129  Amsterdam
    Room number: 1.40
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15933
    1001 NK  Amsterdam
    T: 0205256822


  • Meyer, T., Krans, J., van Ast, V., & Smeets, T. (2017). Visuospatial context learning and configuration learning is associated with analogue traumatic intrusions. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 54, 120-127. [details]


  • Gladwin, T. E., Hashemi, M. M., van Ast, V., & Roelofs, K. (2016). Ready and waiting: Freezing as active action preparation under threat. Neuroscience Letters, 619, 182-188. DOI: 10.1016/j.neulet.2016.03.027 [details]


  • Cornelisse, S., van Ast, V. A., Joëls, M., & Kindt, M. (2014). Delayed effects of cortisol enhance fear memory of trace conditioning. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 40, 257-268. DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.11.013 [details]
  • van Ast, V. A., Spicer, J., Schmer-Galunder, S., Liberzon, I., Abelson, J. L., & Wager, T. D. (2014). Brain Mechanisms of Social Threat Effects on Working Memory. Cerebral Cortex[details]
  • van Ast, V. A., Cornelisse, S., Meeter, M., & Kindt, M. (2014). Cortisol mediates the effects of stress on the contextual dependency of memories. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 41, 97-110. DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.12.007 [details]


  • van Ast, V. A., Cornelisse, S., Meeter, M., Joëls, M., & Kindt, M. (2013). Time-dependent effects of cortisol on the contextualization of emotional memories. Biological Psychiatry, 74(11), 809-816. DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2013.06.022 [details]


  • van Ast, V. A., Vervliet, B., & Kindt, M. (2012). Contextual control over expression of fear is affected by cortisol. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 6, 67. [67]. DOI: 10.3389/fnbeh.2012.00067 [details] [PDF]


  • Krypotos, A. M., Jahfari, S., van Ast, V. A., Kindt, M., & Forstmann, B. U. (2011). Individual differences in heart rate variability predict the degree of slowing during response inhibition and initiation in the presence of emotional stimuli. Frontiers in Psychology, 2, [278]. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00278 [details] [PDF]


  • Wager, T. D., van Ast, V. A., Hughes, B. L., Davidson, M. L., Lindquist, M. A., & Ochsner, K. N. (2009). Brain mediators of cardiovascular responses to social threat, Part II: Prefrontal-subcortical pathways and relationship with anxiety. NeuroImage[details]


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