Meet the d'Arc Team

We are a small Amsterdam based group of enthusiastic researchers

It is our belief that (neuro)diversity does not only make life more interesting, but also more complex. There is not just one way to interpret individual differences and behaviour. It is the dynamic interaction of biological, psychological, and sociological factors which determines to how people develop. Given our scientific backgrounds, we mainly focus on psychology and cognitive neuroscience. To better grasp why some people are perceived as being more exceptional than others, we need to generate and integrate knowledge on a broad range of factors and consider different perspectives. We, therefore, gain input from and collaborate with the persons who are the focus of our research, we respect each others’ differences, collaborate with people across the globe, preregister our analyses, publish open access whenever possible, and focus on societal outreach.

PI's

Hilde Geurts Principal Investigator & lab founder
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Tim Ziermans Principal Investigator
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Post docs

Erik van der Burg Post doc
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Novika Purnama Sari Post doc
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Annabeth Groenman Post doc
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Joost Agelink van Rentergem Post doc
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PhD Students

Wikke van der Putten PhD student Dr. Leo Kannerhuis
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Carolien Torenvliet PhD Student UvA
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Tulsi Radhoe PhD Student UvA
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Rinske van den Heuvel PhD student Dr. Leo Kannerhuis
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Ilona Schouwenaars PhD student Hogeschool Arnhem Nijmegen
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Harriet Reynolds PhD Student UvA
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Richard Vuijk PhD Student & Clinical Psychologist SARR
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Research Assistants

Marthe Schöpping Research Assistant
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Riley Buijsman Research Assistant
Sharon Schrama Research assistant
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Toon Renssen Research assistant
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Think tank

Older and/or autistic Advisors

Collaborators

In the Netherlands We collaborate with colleagues from other UvA departments and within various other networks (see below)
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Europe and more We collaborate(d) with colleagues from other different countries and are active in different networks (see below)
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Alumni

Amandine Lasalle Former post doc
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Joe Bathelt Former post doc
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Marie Deserno Former PhD student & post doc
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Dook Koch Former RA
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Eva Groenendijk Former RA
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Dénise Koolschijn Former RA
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Dugcem Kurt Former RA
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Marieke Kuiper Former PhD student
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Hyke Tamminga Former RA & PhD student
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Bianca Boyer Former RA & PhD student
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Barbara van Heijst Former RA
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Anne Geeke Lever Former PhD student
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Cédric Koolschijn Former post doc
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Anke Scheeren Former post doc
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Linda Olde Dubbelink Former RA
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Iuno Groot Former RA
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Nynke Dicke Former RA
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Sanne van den Bergh Former RA
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Marieke de Vries Former PhD student
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Laura Ruzanno Former RA
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Marlies Vissers Former RA
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Laura Dekkers Former RA
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Merel van den Ende Former RA
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Mark Broeders Former RA
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Linda Wink Former RA
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Sietske Kleibeuker Former RA
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Laura Bringmann Former RA
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Koen van Loenen Former RA
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Esther van Vuure Former RA
Renee Visser Former RA
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