Postdoctoral Research Associate
I am interested in understanding the cognitive and emotional processes that underlie both affective disorders and addictive behaviour.
I focus on how biases in information processing for emotional and food-related information may be underlying emotional vulnerability and appetitive behaviour. Moreover, I am interested in how cognitive training can modify such biases and potentially change behaviour. The aim is to investigate the impact of cognitive training interventions on emotion regulation, reward sensitivity, and inhibitory control.
In my research I take a multidisciplinary approach using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in combination with behavioural and subjective measures in healthy individuals.
The worrying mind in control: An investigation of adaptive working memory training and cognitive bias modification in worry-prone individuals.
Grol M. et al, (2018), Behav Res Ther, 103, 1 - 11
Uncontrolled eating in adolescents: The role of impulsivity and automatic approach bias for food.
Booth C. et al, (2018), Appetite, 120, 636 - 643
Feeling happy when feeling down: The effectiveness of positive mental imagery in dysphoria.
Grol M. et al, (2017), J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry, 57, 156 - 162
The Effect of Positive Mood on Flexible Processing of Affective Information.
Grol M. and De Raedt R., (2017), Emotion
Mental imagery of positive and neutral memories: A fMRI study comparing field perspective imagery to observer perspective imagery.
Grol M. et al, (2017), Brain Cogn, 111, 13 - 24