T. van Timmeren publications


Publications T. van Timmeren

Other Academic Staff
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 Tim Addiction: A striatal roller-coaster: On the neural and associative-learning mechanisms underlying gambling and alcohol use disorder 2019. 220p. [UvA Dissertations Online] University of Amsterdam. (Supervisor: Goudriaan A. E.; Co-supervisor: van Holst R. J.)
  • Li Yansong, Wang Zixiang, Boileau Isabelle, Dreher Jean-Claude, Gelskov Sofie, Genauck Alexander, Joutsa Juho, Kaasinen Valtteri, Perales José C., Romanczuk-Seiferth Nina, Ruiz de Lara Cristian M., Siebner Hartwig R., van Holst Ruth J., van Timmeren Tim, Sescousse Guillaume Altered orbitofrontal sulcogyral patterns in gambling disorder: a multicenter study Translational psychiatry 2019;9 (1) [PubMed]


  • van Timmeren Tim, Daams Joost G., van Holst Ruth J., Goudriaan Anna E. Compulsivity-related neurocognitive performance deficits in gambling disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews 2018;84:204-217 [PubMed]
  • van Timmeren Tim, Zhutovsky Paul, van Holst Ruth J., Goudriaan Anna E. Connectivity networks in gambling disorder: a resting-state fMRI study International gambling studies 2018;18 (2):242-258


  • van Holst Ruth J., van Timmeren Tim, Goudriaan Anneke E. Are There Differences in Disruptions of Reward Processing Between Substance Use Disorder and Gambling Disorder? JAMA psychiatry 2017;74 (7):759-+ [PubMed]
  • van Timmeren Tim, Jansen Jochem M., Caan Matthan W. A., Goudriaan Anna E., van Holst Ruth J. White matter integrity between left basal ganglia and left prefrontal cortex is compromised in gambling disorder Addiction biology 2017;22 (6):1590-1600 [PubMed]