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Reinoud Kaldewaij


Postdoctoral Fellow. I am an affective and cognitive neuroscientist and interested in how emotional and social signals from our environment interact with bodily and cognitive processes, in health and disease.

Short presentation

My research includes functional MRI in combination with physiological, behavioural and (sub)clinical measures. In my work, I aim to incorporate clinical, computational and theoretical perspectives on the brain and human behaviour. Most of my research so far has focused on affective processes, in which automatic physiological (or bodily) responses play an important role. Currently, I am focusing on the intersection of interoception and social neurosciend by studying the role of social touch in self-other distinction and its underlying mechanisms.

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Key publications

Kaldewaij, R., Koch, S. B., Hashemi, M. M., Zhang, W., Klumpers, F., & Roelofs, K. (2021). Anterior prefrontal brain activity during emotion control predicts resilience to post-traumatic stress symptoms. Nature Human Behaviour, 1-10.

Kaldewaij, R., Koch, S. B., Zhang, W., Hashemi, M. M., Klumpers, F., & Roelofs, K. (2019). Frontal control over automatic emotional action tendencies predicts acute stress responsivity. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 4(11), 975-983.
Kaldewaij, R., Koch, S. B., Zhang, W., Hashemi, M. M., Klumpers, F., & Roelofs, K. (2019). High endogenous testosterone levels are associated with diminished neural emotional control in aggressive police recruits. Psychological science, 30(8), 1161-1173.

Kaldewaij, R., Koch, S. B., Volman, I., Toni, I., & Roelofs, K. (2016). On the control of social approach–avoidance behavior: neural and endocrine mechanisms. Social Behavior from Rodents to Humans, 275-293.