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dr. I. (Irene) van de Vijver

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group Clinical Psychology
Photographer: onbekend

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 129
  • Room number: G1.35
Postal address
  • Postbus 15916
    1001 NK Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profiel

    Research

    An important aspect of optimal decision making is the ability to learn from the result of previous experiences: reinforcement learning. My research focusses on the communication and collaboration between cortical and subcortical brain areas during reinforcement learning, and how this changes with age. Currently, I am working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Habit lab of dr. Sanne de Wit (www.habitlab.nl), where I investigate the neural basis of how habits develop during instrumental (reinforcement) learning, and how they can be adjusted with implementation intentions.

    Methods include behavioral studies, EEG, EMG, MEG, fMRI, and DTI.

     

    Bio

    Irene van de Vijver graduated cum laude from the Psychonomics Master at the University of Amsterdam in 2008 with a master thesis on the effects of positive affect and caffeine on decision-making in young and older adults. During and after her study she worked as a research assistant at ACACia (Amsterdam Center for the study of Adaptive Control in brain and behavior), the lab of professor Ridderinkhof. In april 2010 she started her PhD project at the SINCS lab (Synchrony in Neural and Cognitive Systems), under supervision of dr. Mike Cohen and prof. dr. Richard Ridderinkhof. She received her PhD in February 2016 with her thesis on 'Functional and structural connectivity underlying reinforcement learning in young and older adults'. Subsequently, she obtained a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship from the Behavioural Science Institute of the Radboud University, to investigate the influence of the temporal delay between reinforcement learning experiences on the cognitive and neural systems supporing learning in young and older adults. Since October 2017, Irene is working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Habit lab of dr. Sanne de Wit, at the Clinical Psychology department of the UvA.

  • Publications

    2018

    • van de Vijver, I., van Driel, J., Hillebrand, A., & Cohen, M. X. (2018). Interactions between frontal and posterior oscillatory dynamics support adjustment of stimulus processing during reinforcement learning. NeuroImage, 181, 170-181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.07.014
    • van de Vijver, I., van Schie, H. T., Veling, H., van Dooren, R., & Holland, R. W. (2018). Go/no-go training affects frontal midline theta and mu oscillations to passively observed food stimuli. Neuropsychologia, 119, 280-291. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2018.08.023

    2016

    • van de Vijver, I., Ridderinkhof, K. R., Harsay, H., Reneman, L., Cavanagh, J. F., Buitenweg, J. I. V., & Cohen, M. X. (2016). Frontostriatal anatomical connections predict age- and difficulty-related differences in reinforcement learning. Neurobiology of Aging, 46, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2016.06.002 [details]

    2015

    • van de Vijver, I., Ridderinkhof, K. R., & de Wit, S. (2015). Age-related changes in deterministic learning from positive versus negative performance feedback. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 22(5), 595-619. https://doi.org/10.1080/13825585.2015.1020917 [details]

    2014

    2012

    • Cavanagh, J. F., Neville, D., Cohen, M. X., van de Vijver, I., Harsay, H., Watson, P., ... Ridderinkhof, K. R. (2012). Individual differences in risky decision-making among seniors reflect increased reward sensitivity. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 6, [111]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2012.00111 [details]
    • Cohen, M. X., Wilmes, K. A., & van de Vijver, I. (2012). Response to Holroyd et al.: oscillation dynamics enable (the investigation of) networks. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 16(4), 193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2012.02.010 [details]
    • Ridderinkhof, K. R., van Wouwe, N. C., Band, G. P. H., Wylie, S. A., van der Stigchel, S., van Hees, P., ... van den Wildenberg, W. P. M. (2012). A tribute to Charlie Chaplin: induced positive affect improves reward-based decision-learning in Parkinson's Disease. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, [185]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00185 [details]
    • de Wit, S., Watson, P., Harsay, H. A., Cohen, M. X., van de Vijver, I., & Ridderinkhof, K. R. (2012). Corticostriatal connectivity underlies individual differences in the balance between habitual and goal-directed action control. The Journal of Neuroscience, 32(35), 12066-12075. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1088-12.2012 [details]

    2011

    Award

    • van de Vijver, I., van Kempen, J. & Cohen, M. X. (2014). Oscillatory network dynamics underlying feedback-based learning using spatial and non-spatial information.

    Media appearance

    • de Wit, S., Watson, P., Harsay, H. A., Cohen, M. X., van de Vijver, I. & Ridderinkhof, R. (04-09-2012). U kletst uit uw nek [Radio] Netherlands, Radio 5. U kletst uit uw nek.
    • de Wit, S., Watson, P., Harsay, H. A., Cohen, M. X., van de Vijver, I. & Ridderinkhof, R. (01-09-2012). Op de automatische piloot [Radio] Netherlands, Radio 1. Op de automatische piloot.

    2016

    • van de Vijver, I. (2016). Functional and structural connectivity underlying reinforcement learning in young and older adults. [details]
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