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Monday, 14 September 2020 11:52

Elseline Hoekzema receives ERC Starting Grant

Elseline Hoekzema and her team will investigate the impact of pregnancy, one of the most extreme endocrine events of life, on the human brain. Having previously shown that pregnancy confers long-lasting changes in human brain structure, Hoekzema will further unravel the neurobiological journey to motherhood by means of a prospective cohort study that combines neuroimaging approaches with various biomedical and psychopedagogic measures. In the project, she also aims to reveal the neural substrates for specific maladaptive peripartum processes as well as potential adaptations that confer long-lasting changes in maternal functioning and may facilitate the transition to motherhood.


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