Barbara Braams is a PhD student in the unit Developmental and Educational Psychology of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University. Barbara received her M.Sc. from the University of Amsterdam, where she has done the research master Brain and Cognitive Sciences, track Cognitive Neuroscience. During her Masters she worked on two different projects. The first project was conducted at the University of Cambridge and investigated the neural correlates of self-control.
The second project investigated the effects of two emotion regulation techniques on anticipatory anxiety.
Barbara's PhD project, supervised by Prof. Dr. Eveline Crone and in collaboration with Sabine Peters, Dr. Cédric Koolschijn and Dr. Jiska Peper, will focus on social-emotional brain development in adolescents. 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.
For more information about her research project see Brain and Development Lab.