Drs. Roderik Gerritsen

Position:
  • promovendus/PhD student
Expertise:
  • Executive Control Processes (e.g. Task Switching), Age-related cognitive decline, Cognitive enhancement (e.g. Meditation & Tai Chi Chuan), Neuroscience (e.g. EEG/ERP)


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 7334
E-Mail: r.j.s.gerritsen@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Psychologie, Cognitieve Psychologie
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2B17


Currently I am doing research in age-related cognitive decline and different types of cognitive enhancement. I am specifically interested with meditation or mindfulness interventions within a large study among elderly citizens in the city of Leiden. I study different styles of meditation that may combat age-related cognitive decline and effects of these practices on attention and executive control processes, neurobiological mechanisms and implicated genetic markers. Other research interests include but are not restricted to: cognitive science of religion, creativity, consciousness, evolution, cultural differences and behavioral economics.

My promotors are: Guido Band and Bernhard Hommel

Present on Monday, Tuesday and on Wednesdaymornings.

Last Modified: 21-01-2016