Curriculum Vitae Henk van Steenbergen

A condensed, printable version of my CV is available here (last update: 23 May 2022)

Professional career

2015 – presentPrincipal Investigator, Affect Motivation & Action lab, Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, The Netherlands
2015 – presentAssistant Professor (tenured), Cognitive Psychology Unit, Institute of Psychology, Leiden University, The Netherlands
2018Visiting Researcher, Motivation Brain Behavior lab, Brain & Spine Institute, Paris, France
2014Visiting Researcher, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa
2012 – 2015Post-doc / Assistant Professor, Cognitive Psychology Unit, Institute of Psychology, Leiden University, The Netherlands
2007 – 2012PhD student Cognitive Neuroscience, graduated cum laude (highest distinction), Cognitive Psychology Unit, Institute of Psychology, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Educational background

2005 – 2007MPhil Cognitive Neuroscience cum laude (highest distinction), Leiden University, The Netherlands
2002 – 2007BA Philosophy of Psychology (average grade > 8 out of 10), Leiden University, The Netherlands
2002 – 2005BSc Psychology cum laude (highest distinction), Leiden University, The Netherlands

Supervision of PhD students

2022 – presentJin Yan (daily supervisor; project: affective stress buffering)
2021 – presentSelin Topel (daily supervisor EEG/fMRI project: dealing with uncertainty)
2013 – 2020Janna Marie Bas-Hoogendam (daily supervisor large-scale multi-modal neuroimaging project: social anxiety), graduated cum laude (highest distinction)
2012 – 2016Mikael Kowal (daily supervisor EEG project: cannabis administration and error-related negativity)

Supervision of Postdocs

2021 – 2022Dr. Motoyuki Sanada (daily supervisor EEG project: emotion and cognitive control)
2019 – presentDr. Floor van Meer (daily supervisor three neuroimaging projects: taste processing and cognitive load)

Member of PhD committees

Eefje Rondeel (2013; Radboud University Nijmegen); Rudy van den Brink (2017; Leiden University); Lien De Saedeleer (2017; Ghent University, Belgium); Hester Ruigendijk (2018; Free University Amsterdam); Nathaniel Elkins-Brown (2019; University of Toronto, Canada); Monja Froböse (2019; Donders Institute Nijmegen); Michelle Achterberg (2020; Leiden University);  Daphne Tona (2020; Leiden University); Qian Yang (2020; Ghent University, Belgium); Tobias Maldei (2020; Free University Amsterdam); Friederike Behrens (2020; Leiden University); Anne Bolders (2021; Leiden University).

Teaching

2023 – presentResearch Master course “Experimentation I: Programming Psychological Experiments” (coordinator & instructor Python and OpenSesame)
2011 – 2022Research Master course “Experimentation I: Programming Psychological Experiments” (coordinator & instructor E-Prime)
2012 – 2020BA3 course “Cognitive Neuroscience” (coordinator & instructor)
2008 – presentSupervision of internships, bachelor and master theses
2015 – 2018Workshops “E-Prime for researchers” (basic and advanced), FSW SOLO, Leiden University, The Netherlands. (2015-present)
2013 – 2014Workshops for PhD students “Programming Psychological Experiments in E-Prime”. Two-day workshops (basic and advanced) at Ghent University.
2012 – 2012Lectures Introductie in de linguïstiek en in de neurocognitieve psychologie (Minor Brain & Cognition)
2008, 2012fMRI data analysis with FSL (workgroup instructor)
2008Computer practical sessions Cognitive Psychology
2007 – 2010Research Master course “Experimentation I: Programming Psychological Experiments” (lecturer and instructor Visual Basic)

Reviewing and Editorships

2020 – 2021Guest Editor Special Issue “Positive Affect” for Current Opinion in Behavioral Science
2019 – 2020Guest Editor Special Issue “Affect and Cognitive Control” for International Journal of Psychophysiology
2018 – presentConsulting Editor for Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
2017 – presentConsulting Editor for Cognition & Emotion
2012 – presentReviewer for various professional journals (see Publons profile)

Grants and awards

2019Grant to organize Lorentz workshop “Positive Affect: Nature, Neurochemistry, and Function” (main organizer; 25,000 euros)
2018Open Research Area funding “Work hard, play hard. Neuropsychological correlates and behavioural implications of hedonic compensation” (co-PI, with Lotte van Dillen and Wilhelm Hofmann; 550,000 euros)
2018Internal funding collaborative PET Dopamine imaging project (co-PI; 100,000 euros, withdrawn)
2017Leiden University Fund / Gratama Fund (25,000 euros)

Other professional activities

2020 – presentBoard member European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (ESCAN)
2020 – presentMember of project and development team Sylvius SSH labs
2020 – presentChair of Research Infrastructure Committee FSW Leiden
2020 – 2021Chair of sounding board group Sylvius SSH labs
2019 – presentMember of Scientific Committee Dutch Psychonomic Society (NVP) biannual conference on Brain & Cognition (NVP). From 2022 onwards as chair.
2018 Co-organizer Conference European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (ESCAN) 2018, Leiden
2017 – 2018Coordinator working group Developing Advanced Neuroscientific Methods, Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Leiden University
2016 – 2020Member of project group High Performance Computing Centre, Leiden University
2016 – presentMember of ICT Committee Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Leiden University
2016 – 2022Webmaster website Consortium for European Research on Emotion (CERE)
2016 Co-organizer Conference Consortium for European Research on Emotion (CERE) 2016, Leiden
2014 – 2020Key-user Sun Grid Engine (Corleone, Shark) high performance computer cluster FSW.
2008 – 2010Member of Graduate Research Institute EPOS Curriciulum committee
2008 – 2010Member of Dutch Psychonomic Society (NVP) Web committee
2008Member of Leiden University FSW MA thesis award comittee

Publications

Papers

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* = authors contributed equally.

in progress

Topel, S., Ma, I., Sleutels, J., van Steenbergen, H., de Bruijn, E.R.A., & van Duijvenvoorde, A.C.K. (submitted). Expecting the unexpected: A review of learning under uncertainty across development.

van Meer, F.*, van Steenbergen, H.*, & van Dillen, L.F. (submitted). The effect of cognitive load on hedonic and intensity processing of sweet taste in the brain.

Murphy, S.L., van Dillen, L.F., van Meer, F., van Steenbergen, H., & Hofmann, W. (submitted). Hedonic compensation and overconsumption: An experience sampling investigation.

Bognar, M., Gyurkovics, M., van Steenbergen*, & Aczel, B.* (submitted). Phasic affective signals by themselves do not regulate cognitive control.

Folz, J., Akdağ, R., Nikolić, M., van Steenbergen, H., & Kret, M.E. (submitted). Facial mimicry and metacognitive judgments in emotion recognition – modulated by social anxiety and autistic traits?

van Meer, F., Murphy, S., Hofmann, W., van Steenbergen, H., & van Dillen, L.F. (submitted). Driven to snack: Simulated driving reduces taste perception and increases subsequent consumption of salty potato chips.

Calcott, R.D., van Steenbergen, H., & Dreisbach, G. (submitted). The prospect of performance-contingent reward, not its reception, elicits selective effort but also post-reward slowing: A behavioral and pupillometry study.

2022

Hoekzema, E., van Steenbergen, H., Straathof, M., Beekmans, A., Freund, I.M., Pouwels, P.J.W., & Crone, E.A. (2022). Mapping the effects of pregnancy on resting state brain activity, white matter microstructure, neural metabolite concentrations and grey matter architectureNature Communications, 13, 6931.

Kolnes, M., Gentsch, K., van Steenbergen, H.*, & Uusberg, A.* (2022). The mystery remains: Breadth of attention in flanker and Navon tasks unaffected by affective states induced by an appraisal manipulation. Cognition and Emotion, 36, 836-854.

Folz, J., Fiacchino, D, Nikolic, .M., van Steenbergen, H., & Kret, M.E. (2022). Reading your emotions in my physiology? Reliable emotion interpretations in absence of a robust physiological resonance. Affective Science, 3, 480-497.

2021

van Steenbergen, H.,  Sauter, D.,  Saunders, B., & Pourtois, G. (2021). Editorial overview: Positive affect: Taxonomies, mechanisms and applicationsCurrent Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 39, iii–viii.  Preprint: https://psyarxiv.com/q637k

Bas-Hoogendam, J.M., van Steenbergen, H.,  Kadosh, K.C., Westenberg, P.M. , & van der Wee, N.J.A. (2021). Intrinsic functional connectivity in families genetically enriched for social anxiety disorder – an endophenotype studyEBioMedicine, 69, 103445.

van Steenbergen, H., de Bruijn, E.R.A., van Duijvenvoorde, A.C.K., & van Harmelen, A.-L. (2021). How positive affect buffers stress responsesCurrent Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 39, 153-160.

Paul, K., Pourtois, G., van Steenbergen, H., Gable, P., & Dreisbach, G. (2021). Finding a balance: Modulatory effects of positive affect on attentional and cognitive control. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 39, 136-141.

2020

Bas-Hoogendam, J.M., van Steenbergen, H., Tissier, R.L.M., van der Wee, N.J.A., & Westenberg, P.M. (2020). Altered neurobiological processing of unintentional social norm violations: a multiplex, multigenerational fMRI study on social anxiety endophenotypesBiological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 5, 981–990.

Landman, L.L. & van Steenbergen, H. (2020). Emotion and conflict adaptation: The role of phasic arousal and self-relevanceCognition and Emotion, 34, 1083-1096.

Zekveld, A.A., van Scheepen, J.A.M., Versfeld, N.E., Kramer, S.E., & van Steenbergen, H. (2020). The influence of hearing loss on cognitive control in an auditory conflict task: Behavioral and pupillometry findings.  Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 63, 2483-2492.

Pourtois, G., Braem, S., Notebaert, W., & van Steenbergen, H. (2020). What is cognitive control without affect? [Editorial]. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 153, 91-94.

Langeslag, S.J.E.* & van Steenbergen, H.* (2020). Cognitive control in romantic love: The roles of infatuation and attachment in interference and adaptive cognitive control. Cognition and Emotion, 34, 596-603.

Bas-Hoogendam, J.M., van Steenbergen, H., van der Wee, N.J.A., & Westenberg, P.M. (2020). Amygdala hyperreactivity to faces conditioned with a social-evaluative meaning: A multiplex, multigenerational fMRI study on social anxiety endophenotypesNeuroImage: Clinical, 26, 102247.

Berger, A., Mitschke, V., Dignath, D., Eder, A., & van Steenbergen, H. (2020). The face of control: Corrugator supercilii tracks aversive conflict signals in the service of adaptive cognitive control. Psychophysiology, 57, e13524. Preprint: https://osf.io/3qah7

2019

Bas-Hoogendam, J.M., van Steenbergen, H., Blackford, J.U., Tissier, R.L.M., van der Wee, N.J.A., & Westenberg, P.M. (2019). Impaired neural habituation to neutral faces in families genetically enriched for social anxiety disorder. Depression and Anxiety, 36, 1143-1153.

Dignath, D., Berger, A., Spruit, I.M., & van Steenbergen, H. (2019). Temporal dynamics of error-related corrugator supercilii and zygomaticus major activity: Evidence for implicit emotion regulation following errorsInternational Journal of Psychophysiology, 146, 208-216.

van Steenbergen, H.*, Eikemo, M.*, & Leknes, S. (2019). The role of the opioid system in decision making and cognitive control: A review. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 19, 435-458. Preprint: https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/WS9DR

Spapé M.M.*, Verdonschot, R.G., & van Steenbergen, H.* (2019) The E-Primer: An introduction to creating psychological experiments in E-Prime. Second edition updated for E-Prime 3. Leiden: Leiden University Press. www.e-primer.com

Warren, C.M., Tona, K.D., Ouwerkerk, L., van Paridon, J., Poletiek, F., van Steenbergen, H., Bosch, J.A., & Nieuwenhuis, S. (2019). The neuromodulatory and hormonal effects of transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation as evidenced by salivary alpha amylase, salivary cortisol, pupil diameter, and the P3 event-related potential. Brain Stimulation, 12, 635-642.

2018

van der Wel, P. & van Steenbergen, H. (2018). Pupil dilation as an index of effort in cognitive control tasks: A reviewPsychonomic Bulletin & Review, 25, 2005-2015.

Bas-Hoogendam, J.M., van Steenbergen, H., Tissier, R.L.M., Houwing-Duistermaat, J.J., Westenberg, P.M., & van der Wee, N.J.A. (2018). Subcortical brain volumes, cortical thickness and cortical surface area in families genetically enriched for social anxiety disorder – a multiplex multigenerational neuroimaging studyEBioMedicine, 36, 410-428.

Bas-Hoogendam, J.M., Harrewijn, A., Tissier, R.L.M., van der Molen, M., van Steenbergen, H., van Vliet, I., Reichart, C., Houwing-Duistermaat, J., Slagboom, P.E., van der Wee, N., & Westenberg, P.M. (2018). The Leiden Family Lab study on Social Anxiety Disorder: a multiplex, multigenerational family study on neurocognitive endophenotypesInternational Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 27, e1616.

van Dillen, L.F.* & van Steenbergen, H.* (2018) Tuning down the hedonic brain: Working memory load reduces neural responses to high-calorie food images in the nucleus accumbensCognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 18, 447-459.

Spruit, I.M., Wilderjans, T.M., & van Steenbergen, H. (2018). Heart work after errors: Behavioral adjustment following error commission involves cardiac effort. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 18, 375-388.

Bas-Hoogendam, J.M., van Steenbergen, H., Kreuk, T., van der Wee, N.J.A., & Westenberg, P.M. (2018). Not intended, still embarrassed: social anxiety modulates the experience of unintentional social norm violations. European Psychiatry, 52, 15-21.

2017

Bas-Hoogendam, J.M.*, van Steenbergen, H.* , Pannekoek, J.N., Fouche, J.-P., Lochner, C., Hattingh, C.J., Roelofs, K., Furmark, T., Månsson, K.N.T., Frick, A., Engman, J., Boraxbekk, C.-J., Carlbring, P., Andersson, G., Fredrikson, M., Straube, T., Peterburs, J., Klumpp, H., Phan, K.L., Cremers, H.R., Stein, D.J., & van der Wee, N.J.A. (2017). Voxel-based morphometry multi-center mega-analysis of brain structure in social anxiety disorder. NeuroImage: Clinical, 16, 678-688.

van Peer, J.M.*, Enter, D.*, van Steenbergen, H., Spinhoven, P., & Roelofs, K. (2017). Exogenous testosterone affects early threat processing in socially anxious and healthy womenBiological Psychology129, 82-89.

Kuipers, M., Richter, M., Scheepers, D., Immink, M., Sjak-Shie, E., & van Steenbergen, H. (2017). How effortful is cognitive control? Insights from a novel method measuring single-trial evoked beta-adrenergic cardiac reactivityInternational Journal of Psychophysiology119, 87-92.

van Steenbergen, H., Watson, P., Wiers, R.W., Hommel, B., & de Wit, S. (2017). Dissociable corticostriatal circuits underlie goal-directed versus cue-elicited habitual food seeking after satiation: Evidence from a multimodal MRI studyEuropean Journal of Neuroscience, 46, 1815–1827.

van Steenbergen, H., Warren, C.M., Kühn, S., de Wit, S., Wiers, R.W., & Hommel, B. (2017). Representational precision in visual cortex reveals outcome encoding and reward modulation during action preparation. NeuroImage157, 415-428.

Bas-Hoogendam, J.M., van Steenbergen, H., Kreuk, T., van der Wee, N.J.A., & Westenberg, P.M. (2017). How embarrassing! The behavioral and neural correlates of processing social norm violations. PLoS ONE12, e0176326.

van Steenbergen, H., Weissman, D., Stein, D.J., Malcolm-Smith, S., & van Honk, J. (2017). More pain, more gain: Blocking the opioid system boosts adaptive cognitive controlPsychoneuroendocrinology, 80, 99-103.

2016

van Steenbergen, H.* & Bocanegra, B.R.* (2016). Promises and pitfalls of web-based experimentation in the advance of replicable psychological science. A reply to PlantBehavior Research Methods, 48, 1713–1717. 

2015

Kowal, M.A., van Steenbergen, H., Colzato, L.C., Hazekamp, A., van der Wee, N., Manai, M., Durieux, J., & Hommel, B. (2015). Dose-dependent effects of cannabis on the neural correlates of error monitoring in regular cannabis users. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 25, 1943-1953.

Watson, P., van Steenbergen, H., de Wit, S., Wiers, R.W., & Hommel, B. (2015). Limits of action-outcome acquisition. Brain Research, 1626, 45-53.

Barnhoorn, J., Haasnoot, E., Bocanegra, B.R., & van Steenbergen, H. (2015). QRTEngine: An easy solution for running online reaction time experiments using Qualtrics. Behavior Research Methods, 47, 918-929. www.qrtengine.com

Rondeel, E.W.M., van Steenbergen, H., Holland, R.W., & van Knippenberg, A. (2015). A closer look at cognitive control: Differences in resource allocation during updating, inhibition and switching as revealed by pupillometry. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9:494.

van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2015). Does conflict help or hurt cognitive control? Initial evidence for an inverted U-shape relationship between perceived task difficulty and conflict adaptation. Frontiers in Psychology6:974.

Bas-Hoogendam, J.M.*, Andela, C.D.*, van der Werff, S.J.A., Pannekoek, N., van Steenbergen, H., Meijer, O.C., van Buchem, M.A., Rombouts, S.A.R.B., van der Mast, R.C., Biermasz, N.R., van der Wee, N.J.A., & Pereira, A.M. (2015). Altered neural processing of emotional faces in remitted Cushing’s disease. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 59, 134-146.

van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., Hommel, B., Rombouts, S.A.R.B., & Nieuwenhuis, S. (2015). Hedonic hotspots regulate cingulate-driven adaptation to cognitive demands. Cerebral Cortex, 25, 1746-1756.

van Steenbergen, H., Haasnoot, E, Bocanegra, B.R., Berretty, E.W., & Hommel, B. (2015). Practice explains abolished behavioural adaptation after human dorsal anterior cingulate cortex lesions. Scientific Reports, 5:9721.

Kowal, M.A., Hazekamp, A., Colzato, L.C., van Steenbergen, H., van der Wee, N., Durieux, J., Manai, M., & Hommel, B. (2015). Cannabis and creativity: highly potent cannabis impairs divergent thinking in regular cannabis users. Psychopharmacology, 232, 1123-1134.

van Steenbergen, H. (2015). Affective modulation of cognitive control: A biobehavioral perspective. In G. Gendolla, M. Tops, S. Koole (Eds.) Handbook of Biobehavioral Approaches to Self-Regulation (pp. 89-107). Springer.

2014

Spapé M.M.*, Verdonschot, R.G., Van Dantzig, S., & van Steenbergen, H.* (2014) The E-Primer: An introduction to creating psychological experiments in E-Prime. Leiden: Leiden University Press. www.e-primer.com

Hengstler, M., Holland, R.W., van Steenbergen, H., van Knippenberg, A. (2014). The influence of approach-avoidance motivational orientation on conflict adaptation. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 14, 548-560

van Steenbergen, H., Langeslag, S.J.E., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2014). Reduced cognitive control in passionate lovers. Motivation and Emotion, 38, 444-450.

Brown, S.B.R.E, van Steenbergen, H., Kedar, T., Nieuwenhuis, S. (2014). Effects of arousal on cognitive control: Empirical tests of the conflict-modulated Hebbian-learning hypothesis. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:23.

2013

van Steenbergen, H. & Band, G.P.H. (2013). Pupil dilation in the Simon task as a marker of conflict processing. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7:215.

Bruyneel, L., van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., Hommel, B., De Raedt, R., & Koster, E.H.W. (2013). Happy but still focused: Failures to find evidence for a mood-induced widening of visual attention. Psychological Research, 77, 320-332.

Kowal, M.A., Hazekamp, A., Colzato, L.C., van Steenbergen, H., & Hommel, B. (2013). Modulation of cognitive and emotional processing by cannabidiol: the role of the anterior cingulate cortex. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience7:147.

de Laat, S., Hengstler, M., Holland. R.W., van Steenbergen, H., & van Knippenberg, A. (2013). Dat kan niet goet zijn: Domein-generiek conflict verhoogt cognitieve controle. In R. Dotsch, E.K. Papies, T.M. Pronk, B.T. Rutjens, J. van der Toorn, & E.G. Ufkes (Eds.), Jaarboek sociale psychologie 2013 (pp. 121-124). Groningen: Aspo Pers.

2012

van Steenbergen, H. (2012) The Drive to Control: How Affect and Motivation Regulate Cognitive Control [Dissertation]. Enschede: Ipskamp Drukkers B.V.

van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2012). Reward valence modulates conflict-driven attentional adaptation: Electrophysiological evidence. Biological Psychology, 90, 234-241

van Steenbergen, H., Booij, L., Band, G.P.H., Hommel, B., & van der Does, A.J.W. (2012). Affective regulation of cognitive-control adjustments in remitted depressive patients after acute tryptophan depletion. Cognitive, Affective, &Behavioral Neuroscience, 12, 280-286

Brown, S.B.R.E., van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H, de Rover, M., & Nieuwenhuis, S. (2012). Functional significance of the emotion-related late positive potential, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6:33.

Jepma, M., Verdonschot, R.G., van Steenbergen, H., Rombouts, S.A., & Nieuwenhuis, S. (2012). Neural mechanisms underlying the induction and relief of perceptual curiosity. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 6:5.

Hengstler, M., Holland, R.W., van Steenbergen, H., & van Knippenberg, A. (2012). Conflict Adaptatie Gereguleerd: De Invloed van Lichaamsfeedback op Conflict Adaptatie. In N. van de Ven, M. Baas, L. van Dillen, D. Lakens, A.M. Lokhorst, & M. Strick (Eds.) Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie 2011, 75-86. Groningen: ASPO Pers.

2009-2011

van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2011). Threat but not arousal narrows attention: evidence from pupil dilation and saccade control. Frontiers in Psychology, 2: 281.

van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2010). In the mood for adaptation: How affect regulates conflict-driven control. Psychological Science, 21, 1629-1634.

van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2009). Reward counteracts conflict adaptation: Evidence for a role of affect in executive control. Psychological Science, 20, 1473-1477.

Band, G.P.H., van Steenbergen, H., Ridderinkhof, K.R., Falkenstein, M., & Hommel, B. (2009). Action-effect negativity: Irrelevant action effects are monitored like relevant feedbackBiological Psychology, 82, 211-218.

Talks

van Steenbergen, H. (2020). Positive affect and cognitive control. Presentation at Lorentz workshop on Positive Affect, Leiden (Netherlands), March 2020.

van Steenbergen, H. (2019). The role of integral emotions in cognitive control. Presentation at Tilburg Emotion Symposium, Tilburg (Netherlands), October 2019.

van Steenbergen, H. (2019). The power and pitfalls of positive affect: Context-dependent effects of mood on effort. Presentation at International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE) Conference, Amsterdam (Switzerland), July 2020.

van Steenbergen, H. (2019). The affective nature of cognitive control. Presentation at EASP meeting on cognitive conflict, Tuebingen (Germany), July 2019.

van Steenbergen, H. (2019). The affective nature of cognitive control. Presentation at University of Dundee (invited talk), Dundee (Scotland, UK), May 2019.

van Steenbergen, H. (2019). The affective nature of cognitive control. Presentation at Freiburg University (invited talk), Freiburg (Germany), January 2019.

van Steenbergen, H. (2018). The role of effort in cognitive control and decision making. Presentation at Motivation Brain Behavior lab, Brain & Spine Institute (invited talk), Paris (France), December 2018.

van Steenbergen, H. (2018). The role of effort in cognitive control: Evidence from physiological measures. Presentation at Dept. of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and APH research Institute, VU University Medical Center (invited talk), Amsterdam, November, 2018.

van Steenbergen, H. (2018). The affective nature of errors and its neurochemical modulation. Presentation at ESCAN (European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience) conference, Leiden (Netherlands), July 2018.

van Steenbergen, H., (2018). The affective nature of errors and its modulation by the opioid system. Presentation at CERE (Consortium of European Research on Emotion) Conference, Glasgow (Scotland, UK), April 2018.

van Steenbergen, H. (2018). The affective nature of errors and its neurochemical modulation. Presentation at TeaP (Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen), Marburg (Germany), March 2018.

van Steenbergen, H. (2017). How effortful is cognitive control? Evidence from pupillometry, facial EMG, and a novel cardiovascular measure. Presentation at NVP (Dutch Society for Psychonomics ) Winter conference, Egmond aan Zee (Netherlands), December 2017.

van Steenbergen, H. (2017). The affective nature of cognitive control. Presentation at Ghent University (invited talk), Ghent (Belgium), November 2017.

van Steenbergen, H. (2017). The role of the mu-opioid system in adaptive cognitive control. Presentation at Control Processes Conference, Amsterdam (Netherlands), October 2017.

van Steenbergen, H. (2017). Beyond pleasure and pain: The role of the mu-opioid system in cognitive control. Presentation at Motivational & Cognitive Control Lab,  Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen (Netherlands), May 2017.

van Steenbergen, H. (2016). The affective nature of cognitive control. Presentation at University of Wuerzburg (invited talk), Wuerzbrug (Germany), December 2016.

van Steenbergen, H., (2016). Pupil dilation in cognitive control tasks: Is it aversive conflict, effort, or both? Presentation at CERE (Consortium of European Research on Emotion) Conference, Leiden (Netherlands), July 2016.

van Steenbergen, H., (2016). The neural encoding of outcomes and its role in action control. Presentation at ESCAN (European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience) conference, Porto (Portugal), June 2016.

van Steenbergen, H., (2016). Pupil dilation in cognitive control tasks: Is it conflict, effort, or both? Presentation at TeaP (Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen), Heidelberg (Germany), March 2016.

van Steenbergen, H., (2015). The role of outcome encoding and reward processing in action control. Presentation at NVP (Dutch Society for Psychonomics ) Winter conference, Egmond aan Zee (Netherlands), December 2015.

van Steenbergen, H., Watson, P., Wiers, R.W., Hommel, B., & de Wit, S. (2015). Neural mechanisms of habitual and goal-directed food-seeking after satiation. Presentation at International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE) Conference, Geneva (Switzerland), July 2015.

van Steenbergen, H., Watson, P., Wiers, R.W., Hommel, B., & de Wit, S. (2015). The neural underpinnings of habitual and goal-directed food-seeking during satiation. Presentation at ICPS (International Convention of Psychological Science), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 2015.

van Steenbergen, H., Nieuwenhuis, S., Band, G.P.H., Rombouts, S.A.R.B., & Hommel, B. (2014). Neural mechanisms underlying the hedonic counter-regulation of cognitive control. Presentation at ESCAN (European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience) conference, Dortmund, May 2014.

van Steenbergen, H., Nieuwenhuis, S., Band, G.P.H., Rombouts, S.A.R.B., & Hommel, B. (2014). Affect and goal-directed action. Presentation at the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health (invited talk), University of Cape Town, South Africa, February 2014.

van Steenbergen, H., Hengstler, M., Holland, R., & van Knippenberg, A. Controlled by the Body: The Effect of Approach and Avoidance Actions on Adjustments in Cognitive Control. Presentation at APS (Association for Psychological Science) Convention, Washington D.C. (USA), May 2013.

van Steenbergen, H., Hengstler, M., Holland, R., & van Knippenberg, A. Controlled by the Body: The Effects of Approach and Avoidance Movements on the Implementation of Difficult Actions. Presentation at Annual Meeting SSM (Society for the Study of Motivation), Washington D.C. (USA), May 2013.

van Steenbergen, H., Nieuwenhuis, S., Band, G.P.H., Rombouts, S.A.R.B., & Hommel, B. (2012). Humor Regulates Cognitive Control: A Neural Mechanism. Presentation at the Amsterdam Center for the Study of Adaptive Control in Brain And Behavior (ACACIA), Amsterdam (invited talk), University of Amsterdam, November 2012.

van Steenbergen, H., de Wit, S., Watson, P., Wiers, R.W., Hommel, B. (2012). Integrating motivational and ideomotoraccounts of action control: The case of the differential outcomes effect. Presentation at NWO BCIA-Programmes for Excellence meeting, Utrecht, July 2012.

van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., Nieuwenhuis, S., Rombouts, S.A.R.B., van der Does, A.J.W., Booij, L, & Hommel, B. (2012). How affect regulates the mobilization of cognitive control. Presentation at Annual Meeting SSM (Society for the Study of Motivation), Chicago (USA), May 2012.

van Steenbergen, H., Nieuwenhuis, S., Band, G.P.H., Rombouts, S.A.R.B., & Hommel, B. (2011). Humor regulates cognitive control: a neural mechanism. Presentation at NVP Winterconference, Egmond aan Zee (Netherlands), December 2011.

van Steenbergen, H., Nieuwenhuis, S., Band, G.P.H., Rombouts, S.A.R.B., & Hommel, B. (2011). The affective regulation of cognitive control: behavioral and neural evidence. Presentation at Geneva Motivation Lab (invited lecture), University of Geneva, November 2011.

van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., Hommel, B., Rombouts, S.A.R.B., & Nieuwenhuis, S. (2011). Humor regulates cognitive control. Presentation at ESCoP Conference, San Sebastian (Spain), October 2011.

van Steenbergen, H., Nieuwenhuis, S., Band, G.P.H., Rombouts, S.A.R.B., & Hommel, B. (2011). The affective regulation of cognitive control: behavioral and neural evidence. Presentation at Behavioral Science Institute (invited lecture),Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands), February 2011.

van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2010). Neural interactions between conflict and reward processing. Presentation at EPOS workshop The influence of emotions on cognition (Co-motion), Universiteit Leiden (Netherlands), December 2010.

van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2010). Het nut van cognitieve ruzie: De rol van emotie bij de controle van intelligent gedrag.[The benefit of cognitive quarrels: the role of emotion in controlling intelligent behavior].Presentation at Lustrum Symposium Ratio en Emotie, Universiteit Leiden (Netherlands), May 2010.

van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2009). Reward counteracts conflict adaptation: evidence from physiological measures. Presentation at NVP Wintercongres, Egmond aan Zee (Netherlands), December 2009.

van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2009). Positive affect and executive control. Presentation at European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP) Conference, Krakow, September 2009.

van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2009). Affective modulations of conflict adaptation. Presentation at International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE) Conference, Leuven (Belgium), August 2009.

van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2007). Hot cognition: How emotions shape information processing.Presentation at Wetenschapsdag, Universiteit Leiden, December 2007.

Posters

van Steenbergen, H.*, Eikemo, M., * Leknes, S. (2019). The role of the opioid system in decision making and cognitive control. Poster at International Symposium on Motivational and Cognitive Control (MCC), Berlin, Germany, September 2019. pdf

Barnhoorn, J., Haasnoot, E., Bocanegra, B.R., & van Steenbergen, H. (2015). QRTEngine: An easy solution for running online reaction time experiments using Qualtrics. Poster at ICPS (International Convention of Psychological Science), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 2015. pdf

van Steenbergen, H. & Band, G.P.H. (2013). Pupil dilation in the Simon task as a marker of conflict processing. Posterpresented at Nederlandse Vereniging voor Psychonomie (NVP) Winterconference, Egmond aan Zee (Netherlands), December 2013. pdf

van Steenbergen, H. & Band, G.P.H. (2013). Pupil dilation in the Simon task as a marker of conflict processing. Poster presented at Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR) Annual Meeting, Florence (Italy), October 2013. pdf

van Steenbergen, H., de Wit, S., Watson, P., Wiers, R.W., Hommel, B. (2012). Integrating motivational and ideomotoraccounts of action control: The case of the differential outcomes effect. Poster presented at NWO BCIA-Programmesfor Excellence meeting, Utrecht, July 2012.

van Steenbergen, H., Nieuwenhuis, S., Band, G.P.H., Rombouts, S.A.R.B., & Hommel, B. (2012). Humor regulates cognitive control: a neural mechanism. Poster presented at APS (Association for Psychological Science) Convention, Chicago (USA), May 2012.

van Steenbergen, H., Nieuwenhuis, S., Band, G.P.H., Rombouts, S.A.R.B., & Hommel, B. (2011). Humor regulates cognitive control: a neural mechanism. Poster at ICON XI (International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience), Palma, Mallorca (Spain), September 2011.

van Steenbergen, H., Nieuwenhuis, S., Band, G.P.H., Rombouts, S.A.R.B., & Hommel, B. Positive affect reduces conflict-driven executive control: behavioral and neural evidence. Poster presented at NIMH IBSC Conference on “How do Executive Function and Emotion Interact?”, Boulder, Colorado, January 2011.

van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2010). Positive affect and control. Poster presented at DondersDiscussions, Nijmegen, October 2010. pdf

van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2010). Reward counteracts conflict-driven adaptations in cognitive control: evidence from behavioral and physiological measures. Poster at Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR) Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregan, October 2010.

van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2010). Positive affect and control. Poster presented at Motivational and Cognitive Control Symposium, Oxford (UK), June 2010. pdf

van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2010). Positive affect and control. Poster presented at Consortium of European Research on Emotion (CERE) Conference, Lille (France), April 2010. pdf

van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2009). Positive affect and executive control. Poster presented at Social and Affective Neuroscience (SAN) Conference, New York, October 2009. pdf

van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2009). How emotional arousal drives reflexive saccades. Poster presented at International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE) Conference, Leuven (Belgium), August 2009.

van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2009). Emotional arousal drives reflexive saccades. Poster at Banff Annual Seminar in Cognitive Science (BASICS 2009), Banff (Canada), May 2009.

van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2008). Emotional arousal drives reflexive saccades. Poster presented at Workshop Neuroscience and Cognition (Neurocog 08), Ghent (Belgium), December 2008.

van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2008). How mood influences attention. Poster presented at Workshop Neurocognitive approaches to control and working memory, Leiden, May 2008. pdf

van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2007). How mood influences attention. Poster presented at NVP Winter conference, Egmond aan Zee, December 2007. pdf

van Steenbergen, H., Keizer, A., Rombouts, S.A.R.B., Colzato, L., & Hommel, B. (2007). Posterior insular cortex involvedin action-effect integration. Poster presented at Wetenschapsmiddag Psychologie, Universiteit Leiden, June 2007.pdf

Band, G.P.H., Van Steenbergen, H., Hommel, B., Ridderinkhof, K.R., & Falkenstein, M. (2007). Feedback ERN to irrelevant action consequences. Poster presented at Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) Annual Meeting, New York, May 2007.

Band, G.P.H., Van Steenbergen, H., & Van der Ham, R. (2006). Automatic activation of stimulus-task associations in the motor cortex. Poster presented at Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, May 2006.

In the media

6-Jul-21Universiteit Leiden: Waarom positieve emoties zo belangrijk zijn
26-Sep-17Universiteit Leiden: Internationale megastudie van hersenveranderingen bij sociale angststoornis
23-May-17Universiteit Leiden: Staand werken is het nieuwe zitten
9-Feb-15De Schrijftafel.nl: Verliefdheid is een vak apart
1-Mar-14Psychologie Magazine: Verliefd = Verloren
14-Nov-13knowmore.tv:  Can’t Concentrate? You May Be in Love
14-Nov-13Huffington Post: Being In Love Makes You A Less Productive Person, Says Study
11-Nov-13Science Daily:  Reduced Cognitive Control in Passionate Lovers
7-Nov-13Nederlands Dagblad: Pril verliefd, dan sneller afgeleid
7-Nov-13Mare: Verliefdheid leidt af
4-Nov-13Universiteit Leiden: Persbericht
4-Nov-13NWO nieuwsbericht
Apr-13Annual Report Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition 2012 ”The bright side of a bad mood: How negative emotions can enhance cognitive control”
30-Nov-12Experiment NL 5 2012 (magazine NWO), page 93
26-May-12De Psychonoom: Een negatieve stemming kan soms best positief uitpakken
20-Jan-12Intermediar
19-Jan-12Mare
11-Jan-12Wild FM Hitradio
10-Jan-12Algemeen Dagblad
10-Jan-12Radio 1 België, Radio Noord-Holland, Radio 538, Radio 5
9-Jan-12Radio 1 Goedemorgen Nederland (v.a. 50:20)
9-Jan-12Volkskrant
9-Jan-12NWO Persbericht
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