March 2017

Our eNeuro paper on offenders with psychopathy has been featured at Neuronline. Check it out here    

February 2017

Sina's paper has been accepted in PNEC!

Title: Oxytocin reduces amygdala response during threat approach
        Radke S, Volman I, Kokal I, Roelofs K, de Bruijn ERA, Toni I. (2017) Psychoneuroendocrinology

You can find the paper here

January 2017

Back from maternity leave! Ready for some cool science again.

June 2016

Anna's work has been cited in public media

And non-English science news websites: Scientific RussiaNoticia Alternativa, Psyquiatria



Congratulations to Reinoud, who's book chapter has been accepted

Title: On the control of social approach-avoidance behavior: neural and endocrine mechanisms
Authors: Reinoud Kaldewaij, Saskia B.J. Koch, Inge Volman, Ivan Toni, Karin Roelofs 

April 2016

Anna's paper has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Neuroscience!!!

Using an fMRI-adapted social Approach-Avoidance (AA) task, this study identifies how the neural regulation of emotional action-control changes as a function of human pubertal development, indexed by testosterone levels, in 14-year-old adolescents. Adolescents with more advanced pubertal maturation showed greater aPFC
activity when controlling their emotional action tendencies, reproducing the same pattern consistently observed in adults. In contrast, adolescents of the same age but with less
advanced pubertal maturation showed greater pulvinar and amygdala activity when exerting similarly effective emotional control. The pulvinar and the amygdala are therefore suggested as the ontogenetic precursors of the mature control system centered on the anterior prefrontal cortex.

Tyborowska et al. (2016) JNeuro

Title: "Testosterone during puberty shifts emotional control from pulvinar to anterior prefrontal cortex".
Authors: Anna Tyborowska, Inge Volman, Sanny Smeekens, Ivan Toni & Karin Roelofs.
Full article: link

March 2016

Dirk Geurts published in SCAN on the neural correlates underlying psychopathy, criminality and reward expectancy!

Title: Neural connectivity during reward expectation dissociates psychopathic criminals from noncriminal individuals with high impulsive/antisocial psychopathic traits
Dirk Geurts, Katinka von Borries, Inge Volman, Berend Bulten, Roshan Cools & Robbert-Jan Verkes    

You can find the full article here: researchgate

February 2016

This was an exciting month. Two new publications and a grant awarded!

        I received the BA/Leverhulme small research grant. £999
9,- for my research on "Understanding Emotional Actions 
        in Anxiety and Aggression".

Prefrontal - amygdala connectivity is reduced in psychopathic offenders during control of emotional actions

Check our two new publications!

On psychopathic offenders in eNeuro:  
Title: Testosterone modulates altered prefrontal control of emotional actions in psychopathic offenders
Inge Volman, Katinka von Borries, Erik Bulten, Robbert Jan Verkes, Ivan Toni, Karin Roelofs

Prefrontal-amygdala connectivity is reduced in 
psychopathic offenders during control of emotional actions

On tDCS of emotional behaviour in Brain Stimulation [link]

Title: Reduced affective biasing of instrumental action with tDCS over the prefrontal cortex
Verena Ly, Til Ole Bergman, Thomas Gladwin, Inge Volman, Niccolo Usberti, Roshan Cools and Karin Roelofs

January 2016

Sven and I had a lovely meeting between NTT and UCL in Tokyo, Japan. I gave a talk featuring my new work.

December 2015
My work has been featured in the Horizon magazine, the European Union's Research and Innovation Magazine 
Check it out!      

September 2015

'Science of the mind' event at Canford School (link)  

May 2015

6 May: I presented at the Marie Curie Action Information event organised by UKRO.

9-10 May: Magstim Neuroscience Conference 2015 in Oxford. I will be presenting here. 


Paper by Dr. Sina Radke accepted in Science Advances!

Sina Radke, Inge Volman, Pranjal Mehta, Veerle van Son, Dorien Enter, Alan Sanfey, Ivan Toni, Ellen R. A. de Bruijn, Karin Roelofs

Title: "Testosterone biases the amygdala towards social threat approach"

March 2015

the University of Vienna.

13 March: I will talk at the Social Brain seminar, King's College London. They created this beautiful poster.

February 2015

I got a Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship from the European Commission!  


This enables me to perform research in the group of Sven Bestmann for the coming 2 years.

January 2015

I started working as an Honorary Research Associated in Dr. Bestmann's group again after my maternity leave. 

Luke Verhagen was born on 22 august 2014!

December 2014

Dual fMRI paper accepted in PNAS!

Stolk A, Noordzij ML, Verhagen L, Volman I, Schoffelen JM, Oostenveld R, Hagoort P, and Toni I.

On "How minds meet. Cerebral coherence between communicators marks the emergence of meaning".

July 2014
Inauguration of Prof. Ivan Toni. This special event took place at the Radboud University Nijmegen.  

April 2014

Poster presentation at the annual conference of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society 

Talk at the lab of Dr. Tor Wager