Susanne Asscheman



I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology from the University of Amsterdam. In 2013 I started the master Neuroscience & Cognition at the  Utrecht University.

My first internship, at the NICHE-lab at the UMC Utrecht, was about the development of creative ability in relation to cognitive control and cortical thickness  in typical developing children and children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Currently, I’m doing my second internship at the STAR-lab where my research focuses on the functional connectivity during the executive control of eye movements. Using several connectivity analyses we try to unravel the role of early attentional processes in the successful inhibition of eye movements. Hereby, we hope to get more insight in how executive control is established in the brain and how it might be compromised in psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.

Research interests

Neuroimaging, (Child) Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Psychoses, Self-agency, Brain development, ADHD


Cortico-basal control of action selection (NWO + NCU)


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