Decision Neuroscience - From Neurons to Societies

Roshan Cools

Principal Investigator
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Radboud University Nijmegen

Contact Information:

Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour 
Radboud University Nijmegen
Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging 
Kapittelweg 29, 6500 HB, Nijmegen 
The Netherlands


Roshan Cools completed her undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, in 1998. She then moved to Trevor Robbins’ lab at the University of Cambridge, UK, for an M Phil degree (1999), a PhD degree (2002), a St John’s College Junior Research Fellowship (2002-2006) and a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellowship (2002 – 2006). She spent two post-doc years at UC Berkeley working with Mark D’Esposito from 2003, before moving back to Cambridge in 2005, where she obtained a Royal Society University Research Fellowship (2006 -2007). In November 2007 she returned to The Netherlands, where she is now Principal Investigator at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour at the Radboud University Nijmegen, holding several grants from the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research, the Human Frontiers Science Program and the Dutch Brain Foundation. Her focus of study is on the cognitive and motivational control of human decision making and its modulation by dopamine and serotonin.