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Kayla Green

k.h.green [at] uu [dot] nl

Kayla Green obtained her research master (Neuroscience & Cognition, 2018) and clinical master (Neuropsychology, 2017) degree at Utrecht University. She has a strong interest in the puzzling relationship between brain and behavior, specifically during adolescence. During her first internship she worked together with Dr. Janna Cousijn, Dr. Heidi Lesscher, Prof. Louk Vanderschuren, and Prof. Leon Kenemans in a multidisciplinary project where she investigated the age-related differences in the behavioural and neurobiological mechanisms underlying heavy alcohol use in adolescents versus adults. At the end of a six-month clinical internship at the departments of neurology and geriatrics at the hospital in Spijkenisse, Kayla began her second research internship on the ‘ZELFBEELD’ project in the Brain and Development Research Center. She aimed to identify different developmental neural trajectories for boys vs. girls when making direct and reflected self-evaluations in the domain of physical appearance. She currently assists on two longitudinal MRI-projects: ‘BRAINLINKS’ (focus on prosocial behavior) and ZELFBEELD. In addition, she will investigate the neural correlates of self-evaluations in the domain of parenting, physical appearance and work, of parents whose children have already participated in the BRAINLINKS project.