Short CV/Education and training

  • Heleen Slagter is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology of the University of Amsterdam, and Principal investigator of the Cognition & Plasticity laboratory.

  • 2000
    Master in Biological Psychology, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands

  • 2000 – 2005
    PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Amsterdam

  • 2002
    Visiting research fellow Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, USA

  • 2005 – 2007
    Postdoc, Waisman Center for Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

  • 2007 – 2009
    Assistant Scientist, Waisman Center for Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

  • 2009 – 2011
    Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology of the University of Amsterdam

  • Since 2011
    Associate Professor, Dept of Psychology, University of Amsterdam

Selected publications

  • Slagter, H.A. (2012). Conventional working memory training does not enhance intelligence. Trends in Cognitive Sciences.

  • Slagter, H.A., Tomer, R., Christian, B.T., Fox, A.S., Colzato, L.S., King, C.R., Murali, D., & Davidson, R.J. (2012). PET evidence for a role of striatal dopamine in the attentional blink: Functional implications. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24(9), 1932-1940.

  • Slagter, H.A., Davidson, R.J., & Lutz, A. (2011). Mental training as a tool in the scientific study of brain and cognitive plasticity. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5:17.

  • Shackman, A.J., Salomons, T.V., Slagter, H.A., Fox, A.S., Winter, J.J., & Davidson, R.J. (2011). The integration of negative affect, pain, and cognitive control in the cingulate cortex. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 12(3), 154-167.

  • Lutz, A, Slagter, H.A., Dunne, J.D., & Davidson, R.J. (2008). Attention regulation and monitoring in meditation. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 12(4), 163-169.

  • Slagter, H.A., Lutz, A., Greischar, L.L., Francis, A.D., Nieuwenhuis, S., Davis, J., & Davidson, R.J. (2007). Mental training affects distribution of limited brain resources. PLoS Biology, 5(6), e138.



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