Bilde av Groot, Josephine Maria
Bilde av Groot, Josephine Maria
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Josephine Maria Groot


The primary focus of my PhD research is to deepen our mechanistic understanding of the neurobiological basis of mind wandering. I am especially interested in achieving realistic representations of the neural mechanisms underlying cognition and attention using multidisciplinary approaches that combine (ultra-high field) functional neuroimaging with cognitive modeling, machine learning, and network analysis to more comprehensively chart systems-level interactions between the deep brain, neuromodulation, and cortex.

Publications outside Cristin


Groot JM, Miletic S, Isherwood SJS, Tse DHY, Habli S, Håberg AK, Forstmann BU, Bazin P-L, Mittner M (2023) Echoes from intrinsic connectivity networks in the subcortex. Journal of Neuroscience, doi:10.1523/jneurosci.1020-23.2023 


Alexandersen A, Csifcsák G, Groot J, Mittner M (2022) The effect of transcranial direct current stimulation on the interplay between executive control, behavioral variability and mind wandering: A registered report. Neuroimage: Reports, 2:100109. doi:10.1016/j.ynirp.2022.100109

Keuken MC, Liebrand LC, Bazin P-L, Alkemade A, Van Berendonk N, Groot JM, Isherwood SJS, Kemp S, Lute N, Mulder MJ, Trutti AC, Caan MWA, Forstmann BU (2022) A high-resolution multi-shell 3T diffusion magnetic resonance imaging dataset as part of the Amsterdam Ultra-high field adult lifespan database (AHEAD). Data in Brief, 42:108086. doi:10.1016/j.dib.2022.108086

Groot JM, Csifcsák G, Wientjes S, Forstmann BU, Mittner M (2022) Catching   wandering minds with tapping fingers: Neural and behavioral insights into task-unrelated cognition. Cerebral Cortex, 00:1-17. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhab494


Groot JM, Boayue NM, Csifcsák G, Boekel W, Huster R, Forstmann BU, Mittner M (2021) Probing the neural signature of mind wandering with simultaneous fMRI-EEG and pupillometry. NeuroImage, 224:117412. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117412


Isaacs BR, Mulder MJ, Groot JM, Van Berendonk N, Lute N, Bazin P-L, Forstmann BU, Alkemade A (2020) 3 versus 7 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging for parcellations of subcortical brain structures in clinical settings. PLoS One, 15:0236208. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0236208

Alkemade A, Pine KJ, Kirilina E, Keuken MC, Mulder M, Balesar R, Groot JM, Bleys RL, Trampel R, Weiskopf N, Herrler A, Möller H, Bazin P-L, Forstmann B (2020) 7 Telsa MRI followed by histological 3D reconstructions in whole-brain specimens. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, 14:536838. doi:10.3389/fnana.2020.536838

Alkemade A, Mulder MJ, Groot JM, Isaacs BR, Van Berendonk N, Lute N, Isherwood SJS, Bazin P-L, Forstmann BU (2020) The Amsterdam Ultra-high field adult lifespan database (AHEAD): A freely available multimodal 7 Tesla submillimeter magnetic resonance imaging database. NeuroImage, 221:117200. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117200


Turi Z, Csifcsak G, Boayue NM, Aslaksen P, Antal A, Paulus W, Groot J, Hawkins GE, Forstmann B, Opitz A, Thielscher A, Mittner M (2019) Blinding is compromised for transcranial direct current stimulation at 1 mA for 20 minutes in young healthy adults. European Journal of Neuroscience. doi: 10.1111/ejn.14403

Csifcsák G, Boayue NM, Aslaksen PM, Turi Z, Antal A, Groot J, Hawkins GE, Forstmann BU, Opitz A, Thielscher A, Mittner M (2019) Commentary: Transcranial stimulation of the frontal lobes increases propensity of mind-wandering without changing meta-awareness. Frontiers in Psychology, 10:130. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00130

Boayue NM, Csifcsák G, Aslaksen P, Turi Z, Antal A, Groot J, Hawkins GE, Forstmann B, Opitz A, Thielscher A, Mittner M (2020) Increasing propensity to mind-wander by transcranial direct current stimulation? A registered report. European Journal of Neuroscience, 51:755-780. doi:10.1111/ejn.14347


Alkemade A, Groot JM, Forstmann BU (2018) Do we need a human post mortem whole-brain anatomical ground truth in in vivo magnetic resonance imaging? Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, 12:110. doi:10.3389/fnana.2018.00110

Uhlig S, Groot J, Jansen E, Scherder E (2018) Rap & Sing Music Therapy and sleep in adolescents: A single-blind cluster randomized controlled trial. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy. doi: 10.1080/08098131.2018.1542613


Seminar group leader:

PSY-1511 Statistical Methods I
PSY-1513 Statistical Methods III

HEL-8024 Quantitative Research Methods
HEL-8030 Applied Linear Regression Analysis

Teorifagbygget Hus 5 5651

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