I am a Marie Curie fellow at the Institute of Neurology, University College London (UK), in the group of Dr. Sven Bestmann and Prof. Ray Dolan. Previously I worked as an assistant professor at the Behavioural Science Institute (BSI), Nijmegen, the Netherlands, in the EPAN group of Prof. dr. Karin Roelofs and was associated with the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, in particular with the Intention & Action group headed by Prof. Dr. Ivan Toni.

My research topics are focused on the behavioural, neural and endocrine mechanisms involved during social emotional behaviour in different psychopathological disorders and in the student population. To investigate this I use several techniques, such as fMRI, brain stimulation, computational models, kinematic responses and physiological measures, such as salivary hormones and heart rate. I look at the different processes underlying emotional approach-avoidance behaviour while measuring brain activity in patients with a social anxiety disorder, conversion disorder and psychopathy, and study the influence of the serotonin transporter polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) on this process.

Also see the work of Anna Tyborowska, who performs her PhD project under supervision of Prof. Karin Roelofs, Prof. Ivan Toni and myself. Jemini Bhatt is doing her master internship with me and Sven on how emotions influence actions.

Contact information

Inge Volman, PhD

email: i.volman@ucl.ac.uk    

Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders
UCL Institute of Neurology, Box 146
33 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom

phone: +44 (0)20 34488777