Hendricx-Riem, Dr. M.M.E. (Madelon)

  • Postdoctoral researcher

  • Postdoctoral researcher (2013-present) 

  • PhD, Cum Laude, Research project: Oxytocin and neural responses to infant crying, Centre for Child and Family Studies, Leiden University. (2009-2013)

  • MSc Neuropsychology, Cum Laude, Radboud University, Nijmegen (2009)

  • MSc Cognitive Neuroscience, Bene Meritum, Radboud University, Nijmegen (2008)

  • Research-assistant Baby Research Center, Radboud University, Nijmegen (2007-2008)

Awards and scholarships

  • Award best international article 2014, Institute of Education and Child Studies, Leiden University

  • Society for Emotion and Attachment Studies (SEAS) Excellence in Attachment Research (EAR) Dissertation Award (2013)

  • Leids Universiteits Fonds (LUF) scholarship to attend the fMRIB Software Library (FSL) course, Heidelberg, Germany.

Teaching activities

  • Practice of Empirical Research
  • Attachment: State of the Art
  • SPSS
  • Inleiding in de Pedagogische en Onderwijswetenschappen 1
  • Opvoedingsvoorlichting

Clinical career

  • Clinical internship at the Praktijk Leiderdorp (2011-2011)
  • Clinical internship at the department Clinical Psychology, Canisius-Wilhelmina Ziekenhuis, Nijmegen (2008-2009)


  • Riem, M.M.E., Alink, L.R.A., Out, D., Van IJzendoorn M.H., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. (in press) Beating the Brain about Abuse: Empirical and Meta-Analytic Studies of the Association between Maltreatment and Hippocampal Volume across Childhood and Adolescence. Development and Psychopathology.

  • Riem, M.M.E., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Voorthuis, A., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H., (2014). Oxytocin effects on mind-reading are moderated by experiences of maternal love withdrawal: An fMRI study. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 51, 105-112.

  • Riem, M.M.E, Voorthuis, A., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2014).  Pity or Peanuts? Oxytocin induces different neural responses to the same infant crying labeled as sick or bored. Developmental Science, 17, 248-256.

  • Riem, M.M.E., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Tops, M., Boksem, M.A.S., Rombouts, S.A.R.B., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. (2013). Oxytocin effects on complex brain networks are moderated by experiences of maternal love withdrawal. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 23, 1288-1295.

  • Voorthuis, A., Riem, M.M.E, Van IJzendoorn, M.H., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. (2014). Reading the mind in the infant eyes: Paradoxical effects of oxytocin on neural activity and emotion recognition in watching pictures of infant faces. Brain Research, 1580, 151-159.

  • Riem, M.M.E., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Huffmeijer, R., Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2013). Does intranasal oxytocin promote prosocial behavior to an excluded fellow player? A randomized controlled trial with Cyberball. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38, 1418-1425.

  • Riem, M.M.E., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Tops, M., Boksem, M.A.S., Rombouts, S.A.R.B., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. (2012). No laughing matter: intranasal oxytocin administration changes functional brain connectivity during exposure to infant laughter. Neuropsychopharmacology, 37, 1257-1266.

  • Riem, M.M.E., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Van IJzendoorn M.H., Out, D., & Rombouts, S.A.R.B. (2012). Attachment in the brain: adult attachment representations predict amygdala and behavioral responses to infant crying. Attachment & Human Development, 14, 533-551.

  • Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Riem, M.M.E., Tops, M., & Alink, L.R. (2012). Oxytocin decreases handgrip force in reaction to infant crying in females without harsh parenting experiences. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 7, 951-957.

  • Riem, M.M.E., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Pieper, S., Tops, M., Boksem, M.A.S., Vermeiren, R.R.J.M., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Rombouts, S.A.R.B. (2011). Oxytocin modulates amygdala, insula and inferior frontal gyrus responses to infant crying: A randomized controlled trial. Biological Psychiatry, 70, 291-297.

  • Riem, M.M.E., Pieper, S., Out, D., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., & Van IJzendoorn, M.H. (2011). Oxytocin receptor gene and depressive symptoms associated with physiological reactivity to infant crying. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 6, 294-300.

  • Tops, M., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Riem, M.M.E., Boksem, M.A.S., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J. (2011) Oxytocin receptor gene associated with the efficiencey of social auditory processing. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 2, 60.

  • Stoit, A.M.B., van Schie, H.T., Riem, M.M.E., Meulenbroek, R.G.J., Newman-Norlund, R.D., Slaats-Willemse, D.I.E., Bekkering, H., Buitelaar, J.K. (2011). Internal model deficits impair joint action in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 1526-1537.


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