Kiki Zanolie

c.k.k.zanolie [at] fsw.leidenuniv [dot] nl


Kiki Zanolie is a postdoctoral researcher/assistant professor interested in the role of social status on social rejection and risk-taking. She studies these processes from a neurocognitive developmental perspective using techniques such as Event Related Potentials (ERPs) and fMRI. In 2012 Kiki obtained her PhD at Erasmus University Rotterdam in Biological and Cognitive Psychology where she studied, from an embodied cognition viewpoint, how people represent abstract concepts by means of conceptual metaphors, with ERPs and eye-tracking. Kiki has received a personal grant from the AXA Research Fund to investigate the neural correlates of developmental differences in social cognition during social rejection and risk-taking.