Zdeňa Op de Macks
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
M.Sc., Leiden University
B.Sc., Leiden University
Throughout my training, I have been involved in neuroimaging research aimed to elucidate biological and social factors that contribute to adolescent risky decision-making. During my graduate studies, I investigated the role of pubertal hormones in, as well as the effect of social (versus monetary) feedback on, risky decisions and associated reward-related brain processes among typically developing adolescents. My current research focuses on peer influences on decision-making and associated brain processes among adolescents in foster care. Additionally, I’m interested in the effects of sleep on decision-making, especially given the prevalence of sleep deprivation among adolescents.