Van Leijenhorst, dr. L. (Linda)

  • Assistant Professor
  • Brain development
  • Cognitive Control
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Functional MRI

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 3750
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Pedagogische Wetenschappen, Onderwijsstudies
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 4A39
Personal Homepage:

Linda van Leijenhorst is Assistant Professor at the Department of Education and Child Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Leiden University in 2010 and spent 18 months as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) before moving back to Leiden in 2011.

CV Linda van Leijenhorst (2014)


Linda's research is centered around the question how the ability to control our thoughts and behavior changes with development, and how this development relates to changes in brain function and structure. She examines these questions in children, adolescents and young adults using behavioral as well as functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) methods. Her current research aims to elucidate the development of reading comprehension in relation to brain development.


  • 2010 UCLA Brain Research Institute Postdoctoral Scholars Travel Award ($ 500)


  • 2014 NWO Talent Grant (with Paul van den Broek & Marcella Pavias) voor AiO positie

  • 2011 LIBC Starting Grant (€ 50.000)

  • 2010 NWO RUBICON grant for postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA, USA (€ 44.620)

  • 2008 Leiden University Fund Travel Grant, to present at both the CNS (Cognitive Neuroscience Society) and SRA (Society for Research on Adolescence) meetings and visit the Poldrack Lab at UCLA, USA (€ 1500)

  • 2004 Grants to support research internship at UC Davis, USA
    Bekker-la Bastide fonds (€ 1000)
    Dr. Hendrik Muller's Vaderlandsch fonds (€ 1000)
    AUV fonds (€ 1000)

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PHd candidates

Supervisor of Anne Helder, Josefine Karlsson and Marcella Pavias

Last Modified: 09-02-2016