T. van Timmeren publications


Publications T. van Timmeren

PhD student
Main activities
Addiction; Neuroscience
Focus of research

In this interdisciplinary research project, I am using knowledge derived from animal research to study the neurobiological changes that accompany chronic alcohol- and gambling addiction. More specifically, I am studying the role of pavlovian- and instrumental learning behaviors and goal-directed and habitual control in the development of addictive behaviors. To this end, I’m using various neuroimaging techniques including structural- and functional MRI and Diffusion Tension Imaging, as well as behavioral and computational models. The ultimate goal of my project is to advance our understanding of addiction in humans in order to improve treatment effectiveness, allocation and outcome.


  • van Timmeren T, Daams JG, van Holst RJ, Goudriaan AE, Compulsivity-related neurocognitive performance deficits in gambling disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. NEUROSCI BIOBEHAV R 2018;84:204-217 [PubMed]
  • van Timmeren T, Zhutovsky P, van Holst RJ, Goudriaan AE, Connectivity networks in gambling disorder: a resting-state fMRI study. INT GAMBL STUD 2018;18 (2):242-258


  • van Holst RJ, van Timmeren T, Goudriaan AE, Are There Differences in Disruptions of Reward Processing Between Substance Use Disorder and Gambling Disorder?. JAMA PSYCHIAT 2017;74 (7):759-+ [PubMed]
  • van Timmeren T, Jansen JM, Caan MWA, Goudriaan AE, van Holst RJ, White matter integrity between left basal ganglia and left prefrontal cortex is compromised in gambling disorder. ADDICT BIOL 2017;22 (6):1590-1600 [PubMed]