Mara van der Meulen
Mara completed her research master in Developmental Psychology at Leiden University in 2014. During her internship she worked on the longitudinal Braintime study in the Brain & Development lab. She wrote her thesis about the neural and behavioral relationship between working memory, reading and mathematics. After graduating she worked as a research assistant on a project on body image in young women. In January 2015 Mara started her PhD project, supervised by Prof. Dr. Eveline Crone and Prof. Dr. Rutger Engels. In this longitudinal project, she will focus on the neural correlates of prosocial behavior in childhood and emerging adolescence. Her project is a part of the Leiden Consortium on Individual Development (L-CID), a collaboration between the department of Developmental and Educational Psychology and the Centre for Child and Family Studies at Leiden University.