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Michelle Achterberg

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Michelle Achterberg

Michelle Achterberg works as a postdoctoral researcher in the SYNC lab (Society, Youth and Neuroscience Connected) at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Michelle is interested in social emotional development and in her studies, she focusses on the underlying neural mechanisms of, and environmental influences on, social emotion regulation in childhood.

Michelle collaborates on a large longitudinal twin study on brain development in childhood and emerging adolescence, as part of the Leiden Consortium on Individual Development (L-CID). Within this study Michelle specifically focusses on longitudinal brain development and its relation to social information processing and behavioral control. Additionally, she is expanding her knowledge of functional and structural brain connectivity and investigates how brain development is influenced by genes and the environment.