Jorien van Hoorn



Jorien is a senior postdoctoral researcher at the Brain and Development Research Center. Her research focuses on understanding social and neurobiological development in typical and atypical populations, and seeks to address the question how we can leverage sensitivity to the social context to promote positive psycho-social outcomes. Jorien obtained her PhD at the BDRC in 2016 under mentorship of Prof. Eveline Crone, and spent two years at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in the US as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Eva Telzer. Currently, Jorien works with Dr. Anna van Duijvenvoorde on the Sara van Dam grant in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam (Hilde Huizenga, Arne Popma and Tycho Dekkers) and Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Yehuda Pollak). The goal of this MRI project is to examine learning and risk taking in social contexts in adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).