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dr. S. (Sanne) de Wit

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

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 129
  • Room number: 1.33
Postal address
  • Postbus 15933
    1001 NK Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    To learn more about our research, go to: Habit Lab at the University of Amsterdam

    Biographical Sketch

    Sanne de Wit graduated from the University of Nijmegen in 2002, and then received a scholarship to obtain her PhD degree at the Dept. of Experimental Psychology of the University of Cambridge. Her PhD project was supervised by Prof. Anthony Dickinson and concerned the associative and neural mechanisms mediating goal-directed action, habits, and response conflict resolution. She then moved on to a postdoc position at the Dept. of Psychiatry (2006-2008) to collaborate with Prof. Paul Fletcher on the translation of animal models to human psychology and neuroimaging. Since 2008 she works at the University of Amsterdam and has extended her research to include the study of impulsive and compulsive behaviour; first as a postdoc in the lab of Prof. Richard Ridderinkhof at the Dept. of Developmental Psychlogy, and presently as an Associate Professor at the Dept. of Clinical Psychology.  In 2014, she obtained a 5-year personal (VIDI) grant to investigate the effect of cognitive planning on habit formation ('Implementation intentions: can the brain strategically generate instant habits?').

    Next to her research, she teaches several courses at the UvA and supervises students on research projects (see Teaching). She is also a member of the Research Master Committee. The postdocs working in her lab (www.habitlab.nl), are Dr. Irene van de Vijver and Tim van Timmeren.

    My research Interests

    My interests lie at the interface between associative learning theory, behavioural neuroscience, and clinical psychology. The overarching idea behind my research is that fundamental mechanisms of learning and motivation lie at the basis of decision-making and can give rise to adaptive as well as maladaptive behaviour.

    Conventional experimental paradigms that require participants to respond according to instructed stimulus-response mappings are not suitable for the study of incentive modulation of goal-directed action. To overcome this limitation, I develop experimental paradigms that are direct translations from animal models. I combine behavioural analyses with a neurobiological approach, using mainly functional Magnetic Resonance Imagin g to investigate the neural underpinnings of actions and habits.

    To investigate whether disruptions of fundamental learning and motivational mechanisms play a role in complex, clinical conditions, I currently collaborate with clinical researchers in the setting of, for example: obsessive-compulsive disorder, addiction and obesity .  

    Read more about...

    http://www.uva.nl/nieuws-agenda/nieuws/uva-nieuws/content2/2014/07/vidi-sanne-de-wit.html

    UvA press release: Brain connections determine if you are a creature of habit

    Cambridge press release: Compulsions lead to obsessions, not other way around

    NWO programme of excellence: The role of cognition and emotion in decision-making

    MindOpen interview: At the neural frontier of conscious and automatic control

    Psy interview: Dwangpatienten op de automatische piloot

    Kennislink artikel: De hersenroute der gewoonte

    Hoe?Zo! Radio: Wat bepaalt of je uit macht der gewoonte handelt? Het antwoord is te vinden in de hersenen

  • Full Publication List

    Refereed Academic Publications

    • Luijten, M., Gillan, C.M., de Wit, S., Franken, I.H.A., Robbins, T.W., Ersche, K.D. (2019). Goal-Directed and Habitual Control in Smokers. Nicotine & Tobacco Research
    • Aalbers, G., McNally, R., Heeren, A., de Wit, S., & Fried, E.I. (2018). Social Media and Depression Symptoms: A Network Perspective. Journal of Experimental Psychology – General.
    • Watson, P., van Wingen, G., de Wit, S. (2018). Conflicted between Goal-Directed and Habitual Control – an fMRI Investigation. eNeuro.
    • Verhoeven, A.A.C. & de Wit, S. (2018). The role of habits in maladaptive behaviour and therapeutic interventions. In Verplanken, B. (Ed.), The psychology of habit: Theory, mechanisms, change, and contexts.Cham: Springer
    • de Wit, S., Kindt, M., Knot, S. L., Verhoeven, A. A. C., Robbins, T. W., Gasull-Camos, J., Evans, M., Mirza, H., Gillan, C. M. (2018). Shifting the balance between goals and habits: Five failures in experimental habit induction. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147(7), 1043-1065.
    • Watson, P., Wiers, R.W., Hommel,. B., & de Wit, S. (2018). Motivational Sensitivity of Outcome-Response priming: Experimental Research and theoretical models. Psychonomic Bulletin & Reviews, 1-14.
    • de Wit (2018). Goal-Directed Action in Disorders of Compulsivity. In Morris, Bornstein, & Shenhav (Eds), Understanding Goal-Directed Decision Making: Computations and Neural Circuits. Elsevier
    • Linnebank, F.E., Kindt, M. & de Wit, S. (2018). Investigating the balance between goal-directed and habitual control in experimental and real-life settings. Learning & Behavior, 1-14.
    • Gottwald, J., De Wit, S., Apergis-Schoute, A., Morein-Zamir, S., Kaser, M., Cormack, F., Sule, A., Limmer, W., Morris, A.C., Robbins, T.W., Sahakian, B. (2018). Impaired cognitive plasticity and goal-directed control in adolescent obsessive–compulsive disorder. Psychological Medicine, 1-9.

    • Verhoeven A.A.C., Watson, P., & de Wit, S. (2018). Failing to pay heed to health warnings in a food-associated environmentAppetite, 120, 616-626.

    • Watson, P., & de Wit, S. (2018). Current limits of experimental research into habits and future directions. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 20, 33-39.

    • van Steenbergen, H., Warren, C.M., Kühn, S., de Wit, S., Wiers, R.W., & Hommel, B. (2017). Representational precision in visual cortex reveals outcome encoding and reward modulation during action preparation. NeuroImage157, 415-428.
    • Verhoeven, A.A.C., Kindt, M., Zomer, C.L., & de Wit, S. (2017). An experimental investigation of breaking learnt habits with verbal implementation intentions. Acta Psychologica.
    • van Steenbergen, H., Watson, P., Wiers, R.W., Hommel, B., & de Wit, S. (in press). Dissociable corticostriatal circuits underlie goal-directed versus cue-elicited habitual food seeking after satiation: Evidence from a multimodal MRI study. European Journal of Neuroscience.
    • Watson, P. Wiers, R.W., Hommel, B., Gerdes, V.E.A., de Wit, S. (2017). Stimulus Control over Action for Food in Obese versus Healthy-weight Individuals, Frontiers in Psychology – Eating Behavior, doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00580
    • de Wit, S (2017). Control of Behaviour by Competing Learning Systems. In T. Egner (Ed.), The Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Control (pp. 190-206). Wiley-Blackwell
    • Sjoerds, Z., Dietrich, A., Deserno, L., De Wit, S., Villringer, A., Heinze, H.-J., et al. (2016). Slips of action and sequential decisions: A cross-validation study of tasks assessing habitual and goal-directed action control. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 10: 234.
    • Dietrich, A., de Wit, S., Horstmann, A. (2016). General habit propensity relates to the sensation seeking subdomain of impulsivity but not obesity. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 10, 213.
    • Godier, L. R., de Wit, S., Pinto, A., Steinglass, J. E., Green, A. L., Scaife, J., Gillan, C. M., Walsh, B. T., Simpson, H. B., Park, R. J. (2016). An investigation of habit learning in Anorexia Nervosa. Psychiatry Research, 244, 214–222.
    • Ersche, K.D., Gillan, C.M., Jones, P.M., Williams, G.B., Ward, L.H.E., Luijten, M., de Wit, S., Sahakian, B.J., Bullmore, E.T., Robbins, T.W. (2016). Carrots and sticks fail to change behavior in cocaine addiction. Science, 352(6292), 1468-1471. doi: 10.1126/science.aaf3700
    • Delorme, C., Salvador, A.,  Valabrègue, R., Roze, E., Palminteri, S., Vidailhet, M., de Wit, S., Robbins, T.W.,  Hartmann, A., & Worbe, Y. (2016). Enhanced habits formation in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome. Brain, 139(pt2), 605-615. doi:10.1093/brain/awv307
    • Snorrason, I., Lee, H. J., de Wit, S., & Woods, D. W. (2016). Are Nonclinical Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms Associated with Bias toward Habits? Psychiatry Research, 30(241), 221-223. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.04.067.
    • Watson, P. , Wiers, R.W., Hommel, B., Ridderinkhof, K.R. & de Wit, S. (2016). An associative account of how the obesogenic environment biases adolescents’ food choices. Appetite, 96, 560-571, doi: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2015.10.008
    • de Wit, S. & Dickinson, A. (2015). Ideomotor mechanisms of goal-directed behavior. In T.S. Braver (Ed.), Motivation and Cognitive Control – Frontiers of Cognitive Psychology. Routledge
    • Worbe Y., Savulich G., de Wit, S., Fernandez-Egea E., Robbins T.W. (2015). Tryptophan depletion promotes habitual over goal-directed control of appetitive responding in humans. The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology. DOI: 10.1093/ijnp/pyv013
    • 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.
    • de Wit, S. & Dickinson, A. (in press). Ideomotor mechanisms of goal-directed behavior. In T.S. Braver (Ed.), Motivation and Cognitive Control. New York: Psychology Press
    • Watson, P., van Steenbergen, H., de Wit, S., Wiers, R.W., & Hommel, B.  (2015). Limits of ideomotor action-outcome acquisition. Brain Research, doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2015.02.020
    • Watson, P., Wiers, R.W., Hommel, B., & de Wit, S. (2014). Working for food you don't desire - cues interfere with goal-directed food-seeking. Appetite, 79:139-48
    • de Wit, S., van de Vijver, I., & Ridderinkhof, K.R. (2014). Impaired acquisition of goal-directed action in healthy aging. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience), 14(2), 647-658
    • Geurts, H.M. & de Wit, S. (2014). Goal-directed action control in children with autism spectrum disorders. Autism, 18(4), 409-418.
    • Sjoerds, Z., de Wit, S., van den Brink, W., Robbins, T.W.R., Beekman, A.T.F., Penninx, B.W.J.H., & Veltman, D.J. (2013). Behavioral and neuroimaging evidence for overreliance on habit learning in human addiction. Translational Psychiatry, 3(e337)
    • O'Callaghan, C., Moustafa, A.A., de Wit, S., Shine, J.M., Robbins, T.W., Lewis. S.G., & Hornberger, M. (2013). Fronto-striatal grey matter contributions to discrimination learning in Parkinson's disease. Front. Comput. Neurosci. 7:180. doi: 10.3389/fncom.2013.00180
    • Watson, P., de Wit , S., Cousijn, J., Hommel, B., & Wiers, R.W. (2012). Motivational mechanisms underlying the approach bias to cigarettes. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology. DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00440
    • de Wit , S., Ridderinkhof, K.R., Fletcher P.C., & Dickinson, A. (2012). Resolution of outcome-induced conflict by humans after extended training. Psychological Research. DOI 10.1007/s00426-012-0467-3
    • Watson, P., de Wit , S., Hommel, B., & Wiers, R.W. (2012). Motivational mechanisms and outcome expectancies underlying the approach bias towards addictive substances. Frontiers in Cognition, 3:440. 
    • 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. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(35),12066-12075.
    • Robbins, T.W., Gillan, C.M., Smith, D.G., de Wit , S.,& Ersche, K.D. (2012). Neurocognitive endophenotypes of impulsivity and compulsivity: towards dimensional psychiatry. Trends in Cognitive Sciences,  16(1), 81-91.  
    • de Wit , S., Standing, H.R., DeVito, E.E., Robinson, O.J., Ridderinkhof, K.R., Robbins, T.W., & Sahakian, B.J. (2012). Reliance on Habits at the expense of Goal-Directed Control following Dopamine Precursor Depletion. Psychopharmacology, 219, 621-631.        
    • Gillan,C.M., Papmeyer, M., Morein-Zamir, S., Sahakian, B.J., Fineberg, N.A., Robbins, T.W., & de Wit , S. (2011). Impaired Goal-Directed Action Control in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry, 168,718-726.
    • Moore, J.W, Turner, D.C., Corlett, P.R., Arana, F.S., Morgan, H.L., Absalom, A.R., Adapa, R., de Wit , S., Everitt, J.C., Gardner, J.M., Pigott, J.S., Haggard, P., & Fletcher, P.C. (2011). Ketamine administration in healthy volunteers reproduces aberrant agency experiences associated with schizophrenia, Cognitive Neuropsychiatry , 6, 1-18.
    • de Wit , S., Barker, R., Dickinson, A., & Cools, R. (2011). Habitual versus Goal-Directed Action Control in Parkinson's Disease, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience , 23(5), 1218-1229.
    • Fletcher, P.C., Napolitano, A., Skeggs, A., Miller, S., Delafont, B., Cambridge, V., de Wit , S., Nathan, P., Brooke, A., O'Rahilly, S., Farooqi,S., & Bullmore, E. (2010).Distinct modulatory effects of satiety and sibutramine on brain responses to food images in humans: a double dissociation across hypothalamus, amygdala and ventral striatum. Journal of Neuroscience , 30(434), 14346-14355.
    • de Wit , S., Corlett, P. R., Aitken, M. R., Dickinson, A., & Fletcher, P. C. (2009). Differential engagement of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex by goal-directed and habitual behavior toward food pictures in humans. Journal of Neuroscience , 29(36), 11330-11338.
    • de Wit , S., Ostlund, S., Balleine, B.W., & Dickinson, A. (2009). Resolution of Conflict between Goal-directed Actions: OutcomeEncoding and Neural Control Processes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes ,35(3), 382-393.
    • de Wit , S., & Dickinson, A. (2009). Associative theories of Goal-directed Behaviour: a Case for Animal-Human Translational Models. Psychological Research , 73(4), 463-476.
    • de Wit , S., Niry, D., Wariyar, R., Aitken, M., & Dickinson, A. (2007). Stimulus-Outcome interactions during instrumental discrimination learning by humans and rats. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes ,33(1), 1-11.
    • de Wit , S., Kosaki,Y., Balleine, B.W., & Dickinson, A. (2006). Dorsomedial prefrontal cortex resolves response conflict in rats. Journal of Neuroscience , 26(19), 5224-5229.
    • Dickinson, A., & de Wit , S. (2003). The interaction between discriminative stimuli andoutcomes during instrumental learning. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section B - Comparative and Physiological Psychology , 56(1), 127-139.
    • Dibbets, P., Maes, J.H.R., Van den Berg, P., de Wit , S., & Vossen,J.M.H.(2002). Featurepositive discriminations in adults andchildren. Cognitive Development , 17 (2), 1235-1248.
    • Mineur, Y.S., F. Sluyter, F., de Wit , S., Oostra, B.A., & Crusio, W.E. (2002). Behavioral and neuroanatomical characterization of the Fmr1 knockout mouse. Hippocampus , 12(1), 39-46.
  • Teaching

    Courses

    Bachelor course (Clinical Psychology) on Compulsive Behaviour & Addiction

    Researchmaster course on Learning & Motivation in Psychopathologies

    Available research internships

    See www.habitlab.nl for available internships

    If you're a Master student and you're interested in contributing to this research, please email a letter with your motivation + your c.v. to: s.dewit@uva.nl .

  • Curriculum Vitae

    Career

    Since 2014: Associate Professor at the Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    2011-2014: Assistant professor at the Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands      

    2008-2011: Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Developmental Psychology and at the Cognitive Science Center (CSCA), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (in Prof. Ridderinkhof's Lab)

    Since 2008: Honorary Member of the Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, University of Cambridge , UK

    2006-2008: Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge , UK (in Prof. Fletcher's Lab)

    2007: Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute (part-time),University of Cambridge , UK (in Dr. Cools' Lab)

    Education

    2002-2006:  Ph.D. at the Department of Experimental Psychology , University of Cambridge , UK. Sponsored by scholarship of Merck, Sharp & Dohme.

    PhD Supervisor: Prof. Anthony Dickinson        

    Research topic: Associative and Neural Mechanisms Mediating Habit Strategies to Resolve Goal-Related Response Conflict in Animals and Humans              

    2005: Visiting Researcher at the Department of Psychology, University of California , USA (in Prof. Balleine's lab)

    1997-2002: Master degree in Biological Psychology , University of Nijmegen , The Netherlands

    During my study I conducted research internships at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique , France , and at the University of Cambridge, UK. Next to my study, I worked as a student assistant at the Max Planck Institute of Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen.

  • Publications

    2018

    2017

    • van Steenbergen, H., Warren, C. M., Kühn, S., de Wit, S., Wiers, R. W., & Hommel, B. (2017). Representational precision in visual cortex reveals outcome encoding and reward modulation during action preparation. NeuroImage, 157, 415-428. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.06.012 [details]
    • van Steenbergen, H., Watson, P., Wiers, R. W., Hommel, B., & de Wit, S. (2017). Dissociable corticostriatal circuits underlie goal-directed vs. cue-elicited habitual food seeking after satiation: Evidence from a multimodal MRI study. European Journal of Neuroscience, 46(2), 1815-1827. DOI: 10.1111/ejn.13586 [details]
    • Watson, P., Wiers, R. W. H. J., Hommel, B., Gerdes, V. E. A., & de Wit, S. (2017). Stimulus Control Over Action for Food in Obese versus Healthy-weight Individuals. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, [580]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00580 [details]

    2016

    • Godier, L. R., de Wit, S., Pinto, A., Steinglass, J. E., Greene, A. L., Scaife, J., ... Park, R. J. (2016). An investigation of habit learning in Anorexia Nervosa. Psychiatry Research, 244, 214-222. DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.07.051 [details]
    • Snorrason, I., Lee, H. J., de Wit, S., & Woods, D. W. (2016). Are nonclinical obsessive-compulsive symptoms associated with bias toward habits? Psychiatry Research, 241, 221-223. DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.04.067 [details]
    • Ersche, K. D., Gillan, C. M., Jones, P. S., Williams, G. B., Ward, L. H. E., Luijten, M., ... Robbins, T. W. (2016). Carrots and sticks fail to change behavior in cocaine addiction. Science, 352(6292), 1468-1471. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aaf3700 [details]
    • Watson, P., Wiers, R. W., Hommel, B., Ridderinkhof, K. R., & de Wit, S. (2016). An associative account of how the obesogenic environment biases adolescents’ food choices. Appetite, 96(1), 560-571. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2015.10.008 [details]
    • de Wit, S., & Dickinson, A. (2016). Ideomotor mechanisms of goal-directed behavior. In T. S. Braver (Ed.), Motivation and Cognitive Control (pp. 123-142). (Frontiers of Cognitive Psychology), (A Psychology Press Book). New York: Routledge. [details]
    • Delorme, C., Salvador, A., Valabrègue, R., Roze, E., Palminteri, S., Vidailhet, M., ... Worbe, Y. (2016). Enhanced habit formation in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome. Brain, 139(2), 605-615. DOI: 10.1093/brain/awv307 [details]
    • Dietrich, A., de Wit, S., & Horstmann, A. (2016). General Habit Propensity Relates to the Sensation Seeking Subdomain of Impulsivity But Not Obesity. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 10, [213]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2016.00213 [details]
    • Sjoerds, Z., Dietrich, A., Deserno, L., de Wit, S., Villringer, A., Heinze, H. J., ... Horstmann, A. (2016). Slips of Action and Sequential Decisions: A Cross-Validation Study of Tasks Assessing Habitual and Goal-Directed Action Control. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 10, [234]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2016.00234 [details]

    2015

    2014

    • Geurts, H. M., & de Wit, S. (2014). Goal-directed action control in children with autism spectrum disorders. Autism, 18(4), 409-418. DOI: 10.1177/1362361313477919 [details]
    • Watson, P., Wiers, R. W., Hommel, B., & de Wit, S. (2014). Working for food you don't desire. Cues interfere with goal-directed food-seeking. Appetite, 79, 139-148. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.04.005 [details]
    • de Wit, S., van de Vijver, I., & Ridderinkhof, K. R. (2014). Impaired acquisition of goal-directed action in healthy aging. Cognitive Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience, 14(2), 647-658. DOI: 10.3758/s13415-014-0288-5 [details]

    2013

    • Watson, P., de Wit, S., Cousijn, J., Hommel, B., & Wiers, R. W. (2013). Motivational mechanisms underlying the approach bias to cigarettes. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 4(3), 250-262. DOI: 10.5127/jep.030512 [details]
    • de Wit, S., Ridderinkhof, K. R., Fletcher, P. C., & Dickinson, A. (2013). Resolution of outcome-induced response conflict by humans after extended training. Psychological Research, 77(6), 780-793. DOI: 10.1007/s00426-012-0467-3 [details]
    • O'Callaghan, C., Moustafa, A. A., de Wit, S., Shine, J. M., Robbins, T. W., Lewis, S. J. G., & Hornberger, M. (2013). Fronto-striatal grey matter contributions to discrimination learning in Parkinson's disease. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 7, 180. [180]. DOI: 10.3389/fncom.2013.00180 [details]
    • Sjoerds, Z., de Wit, S., van den Brink, W., Robbins, T. W., Beekman, A. T. F., Penninx, B. W. J. H., & Veltman, D. J. (2013). Behavioral and neuroimaging evidence for overreliance on habit learning in alcohol-dependent patients. Translational Psychiatry, 3, e337. [e337]. DOI: 10.1038/tp.2013.107 [details]

    2012

    • Watson, P., de Wit, S., Hommel, B., & Wiers, R. W. (2012). Motivational mechanisms and outcome expectancies underlying the approach bias toward addictive substances. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, [440]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00440 [details]
    • de Wit, S., Standing, H. R., DeVito, E. E., Robinson, O. J., Ridderinkhof, K. R., Robbins, T. W., & Sahakian, B. J. (2012). Reliance on habits at the expense of goal-directed control following dopamine precursor depletion. Psychopharmacology, 219(2), 621-631. DOI: 10.1007/s00213-011-2563-2 [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. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1088-12.2012 [details]
    • Robbins, T. W., Gillan, C. M., Smith, D. G., de Wit, S., & Ersche, K. D. (2012). Neurocognitive endophenotypes of impulsivity and compulsivity: towards dimensional psychiatry. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 16(1), 81-91. DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2011.11.009 [details]

    2011

    • de Wit, S., Barker, R. A., Dickinson, A. D., & Cools, R. (2011). Habitual versus goal-directed action control in Parkinson disease. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(5), 1218-1229. DOI: 10.1162/jocn.2010.21514 [details]
    • Gillan, C. M., Papmeyer, M., Morein-Zamir, S., Sahakian, B. J., Fineberg, N. A., Robbins, T. W., & de Wit, S. (2011). Disruption in the balance between goal-directed behavior and habit learning in obsessive-compulsive disorder. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 168(7), 718-726. DOI: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2011.10071062 [details]
    • Moore, J. W., Turner, D. C., Corlett, P. R., Arana, F. S., Morgan, H. L., Absalom, A. R., ... Fletcher, P. C. (2011). Ketamine administration in healthy volunteers reproduces aberrant agency experiences associated with schizophrenia. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 16(4), 364-381. DOI: 10.1080/13546805.2010.546074 [details]

    2010

    • Fletcher, P. C., Napolitano, A., Skeggs, A., Miller, S. R., Delafont, B., Cambridge, V. C., ... Bullmore, E. T. (2010). Distinct modulatory effects of satiety and sibutramine on brain responses to food images in humans: a double dissociation across hypothalamus, amygdala, and ventral striatum. The Journal of Neuroscience, 30(43), 14346-14355. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3323-10.2010 [details]

    2009

    • de Wit, S., & Dickinson, A. (2009). Associative theories of goal-directed behaviour: a case for animal-human translational models. Psychological Research, 73(4), 463-476. DOI: 10.1007/s00426-009-0230-6 [details]
    • de Wit, S., Corlett, P. R., Aitken, M. R., Dickinson, A., & Fletcher, P. C. (2009). Differential engagement of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex by goal-directed and habitual behavior toward food pictures in humans. The Journal of Neuroscience, 29(36), 11330-11338. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1639-09.2009 [details]
    • de Wit, S., Ostlund, S. B., Balleine, B. W., & Dickinson, A. (2009). Resolution of conflict between goal-directed actions: outcome encoding and neural control processes. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Animal Behavior Processes, 35(3), 382-393. DOI: 10.1037/a0014793 [details]

    2018

    • Verhoeven, A., & de Wit, S. (2018). The role of habits in maladaptive behaviour and therapeutic interventions. In B. Verplanken (Ed.), The psychology of habit: Theory, mechanisms, change, and contexts (pp. 285-303). Cham: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-97529-0 [details]
    • de Wit, S. (2018). Goal-Directed Action in Disorders of Compulsivity. In Understanding Goal-Directed Decision Making: Computations and Neural Circuits Elsevier.

    2017

    • de Wit, S. (2017). Control of Behaviour by Competing Learning Systems. In T. Egner (Ed.), The Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Control (pp. 190-206). Chichester: Wiley Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781118920497.ch11 [details]

    Media appearance

    • Verhoeven, A. & de Wit, S. (30-10-2016). Radio Swammerdam [Radio]. Habits and addiction.
    • de Wit, S. (13-01-2016). New Scientist [Web]. How to master your habits and take control of your life.
    • de Wit, S. (05-09-2012). De hersenroute der gewoonte [Print]. De hersenroute der gewoonte.
    • de Wit, S. (04-09-2012). Dwangpatiënten handelen meer op automatische piloot [Print]. Dwangpatiënten handelen meer op automatische piloot.
    • de Wit, S., Watson, P., Harsay, H., Cohen, M., 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., Cohen, M., van de Vijver, I. & Ridderinkhof, R. (01-09-2012). Op de automatische piloot [Radio] Netherlands, Radio 1. Op de automatische piloot.
    • de Wit, S. (30-08-2012). Hersenscan verklapt of u een gewoontedier bent [Print]. Hersenscan verklapt of u een gewoontedier bent.

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    • de Wit, S. (participant) (25-10-2016). SPUI25 - debate ‘Over gewicht in Amsterdam (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
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