Drs. S.B.J. Koch

PhD student
Main activities
Cognitive Neuroscience, Oxytocin, PTSD
Focus of research

 I am a PhD student at the department of Psychiatry, in the research group of prof. Miranda Olff. I am working on several studies about the effects of oxytocin prevention and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. More specifically, we are conducting an fMRI study on the acute effects of intranasal oxytocin on reward and emotional processes in male and female PTSD patients and healthy participants. In addition, I am involved in a RCT on the use of oxytocin in the prevention of PTSD symptoms in acutely traumatized subjects.

Curriculum Vitae

 2011 - present PhD-student
Department of Psychiatry - Academic Medical Centre
University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Supervisors: Miranda Olff, PhD, Dick J. Veltman, PhD and M. van Zuiden, PhD.

2008 – 2010 Research Master Cognitive Neuroscience
Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Graded ‘Cum Laude’

2005 – 2008 Bachelor Psychology and Health
University of Tilburg, the Netherlands
Graded ‘Cum Laude'