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My research focusses on the role of the frontal cortex in higher cognitive functions such as attention and impulse control. I study this on single cell level as well as in the intact brain during behaviour using several state of the art techniques like optogenetics and electrophysiology. This will lead to a basic understanding of how the brain contributes to higher cognitive functions in health. My hope is that this eventually this might lead to therapies that alleviate impaired cognition as seen in AHDH and Alzheimer’s.



Systems neuroscience

Higher cognitive functioning


Chronic In-vivo and slice electrophysiology

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Optogenetics Medicine & Life Sciences
Cognition Medicine & Life Sciences
Suprachiasmatic Nucleus Medicine & Life Sciences
Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide Medicine & Life Sciences
Prefrontal Cortex Medicine & Life Sciences
Nicotine Medicine & Life Sciences
Cues Medicine & Life Sciences
Electrophysiology Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2015 2019

Dorsomedial prefrontal cortex neurons encode nicotine-cue associations

Struik, R. F., Marchant, N. J., de Haan, R., Terra, H., van Mourik, Y., Schetters, D., Carr, M. R., van der Roest, M., Heistek, T. S. & De Vries, T. J., 1 Nov 2019, In : Neuropsychopharmacology. 44, 12, p. 2011-2021 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Prefrontal Cortex
Self Administration

Sustained Attentional States Require Distinct Temporal Involvement of the Dorsal and Ventral Medial Prefrontal Cortex.

Luchicchi, A., Mnie-Filali, O., Terra, H., Bruinsma, B., de Kloet, S. F., Obermayer, J. M. G., Heistek, T. S., de Haan, R., de Kock, C. P., Deisseroth, K., Pattij, T. & Mansvelder, H. D., 2016, In : Frontiers in Neural Circuits. 10, 70.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Cognitive effects of endocrine therapy for breast cancer: Keep calm and carry on?

Zwart, W., Terra, H., Linn, S. C. & Schagen, S. B., 1 Jan 2015, In : Nature reviews clinical oncology. 12, 10, p. 597-606 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Breast Neoplasms
Independent Living

Role of vasoactive intestinal peptide in the light input to the circadian system

Vosko, A., van Diepen, H. C., Kuljis, D., Chiu, A. M., Heyer, D., Terra, H., Carpenter, E., Michel, S., Meijer, J. H. & Colwell, C. S., 1 Jul 2015, In : European Journal of Neuroscience. 42, 2, p. 1839-1848 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Suprachiasmatic Nucleus
Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide
In Situ Hybridization