Kiki Zanolie is assistant professor at the Developmental Psychology Department at Leiden University and a principal investigator at the Brain and Development Research Center. She obtained her PhD at Erasmus University Rotterdam in Biological and Cognitive Psychology in 2012 and joined the Brain and Development Research Center that same year.
Kiki’s research focuses on neurocognitive development and the role of social relations and social status on prosocial decision making, executive functions, and risk-taking in gifted and typically developing children and adolescents. She studies these processes using techniques such as Event Related Potentials (ERPs) and fMRI.
Kiki 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.