The project consists of three coherent layers of research: mapping, zooming and targeting. In the zooming layer, the teams perform pre-clinical and clinical experimental studies into causal associations within symptom networks.
Click on one of the research teams to learn more about what they are working on.
We will estimate the individual symptom networks of a wide variety of mentally ill patients, and test how these individual symptom networks cluster.
Team Emotional Memory
We challenge the network approach and hypothesise that incorporating emotional memory in network models of symptoms will lead to better treatment outcomes in mental health care.
Team Disordered desires
We aim to fully understand the transdiagnostic issue of how desires originate, progress and overwhelm and how they are extinguished.
Team Mind-Body Interface
We study the role of expectancy and avoidance learning in the transition from an acute to a chronic condition, involving both somatic and psychological symptoms.
Team Cognitive Control
We aim to unravel the underlying mechanisms of why insufficient cognitive control can be considered a transdiagnostic risk factor for several disorders.
Team Communicating Networks
We study how an individual’s symptom network interacts with those of his or her significant others, with a specific focus on parents and children.