Short CV/Education and training

  • 1985 – 1991
    Psychology – University of Amsterdam

  • 1992 – 1996
    PhD-student – Clinical Psychology – University of Amsterdam

  • 1997 – 2000
    Assistant Professor – Department of Clinical and Experimental Psychology – Maastricht University

  • 2000 – 2003
    Associate Professor – Department of Clinical and Experimental Psychology – Maastricht University

  • Since 2003
    Full Professor – Department of Clinical Psychology – University of Amsterdam

Selected publications

  • Kindt, M. , Soeter, M., & Vervliet, B. (2009). Beyond extinction: Erasing human fear responses and preventing the return of fear. Nature Neuroscience, 12, 256-258.

  • Soeter, M., & Kindt, M. (2012). Stimulation of the noradrenergic system during memory formation impairs extinction learning but not the disruption of reconsolidation. Neuropsychopharmacology, 37, 1204-1215.

  • Sevenster, D., Beckers, T. & Kindt, M. (2013). Prediction error governs pharmacologically induced amnesia for learned fear. Science, 339, 830-833.

  • Visser, R.M., Scholte, H.S., Beemsterboer, T., & Kindt, M. (2013). Neural pattern similarity predicts long-term fear memory. Nature Neuroscience, 16, 388-390.

  • Ast, V.A. van, Cornelisse, S., Meeter, M., Joëls, M., & Kindt, M. (2013). Time-dependent effects of cortisol on the contextualization of emotional memories. Biological Psychiatry, 74, 809-816.

  • Soeter, M., & Kindt, M. (2015). An abrupt transformation of phobic behavior following a post-retrieval amnesic agent. Biological Psychiatry, 78, 880-886.

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Consulting Editor, Clinical Psychological Science, since 2012

  • Editorial Board Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, since 2011

  • Editorial Board Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, since 2011

  • Consulting Editor, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, since 2011

  • Panel member ERC Consolidator Grant, SH4, Brussels, Belgium, 2014 – 2016

  • Reviewer of (inter)national grant applications: ERC, Medical Research Council , Wellcome Trust , NWO, Swiss National Science Foundation, NHMRC-Australia, since 2003

  • Panel member of the MRC review committee Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2013

  • Chair of the Scientific Research Committee and Documentation Centre of the Dutch Ministry of Justice (WODC): Evaluation of cognitive interventions, 2011 – 2012

  • Member of the Health Council of the Netherlands – advisory board of the Government ‘Health insurance protocol for anxiety disorders’, 2006 – 2007

  • Member of the Health Council of the Netherlands – advisory board of the Government, ‘Implications of new possibilities to influence the brain’, 2001 – 2003

Additional qualifications

  • Postdoctoral Clinical Training – Health Psychologist (BIG art. 3, clinical registration No. 39051566025), 1997 – 2003

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Board member of Jumpstart Jr. – Supporting young musicians with outstanding talent by offering them a specially designed program that consists of high quality instruments, coaching and a network consisting of musicians, artistic directors, conductors and promoters, since 2014


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