Working Group Members


The focus of this workgroup is on using EEG measures of self-regulation to gain a better understanding of the role of self-regulation in mental health outcomes in adolescents. We will use three tasks measuring different processes related to self-regulation, such as reward processing, inhibition, and error monitoring. In addition, the effect of social influences on these processes will be studied through a hyperscanning paradigm. We will examine if we can predict the development of mental health outcomes with electrophysiological measures, such as the error-related negativity (ERN).


The Erasmus Behavioural Lab has arranged a hyperscanning set-up for the GUTS project.

Links & references

  • Lutz, M. C., Kok, R., Verveer, I., Malbec, M., Koot, S., van Lier, P. A. C., & Franken, I. H. A. (2021). Diminished error-related negativity and error positivity in children and adults with externalizing problems and disorders: A meta-analysis on error processing. Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 46(6). doi: 10.1503/jpn.200031
  • Luijten, M., Littel, M., & Franken, I. H. A. (2011). Deficits in inhibitory control in smokers during a Go/NoGo task: An investigation using event-related brain potentials. PLoS ONE 6(4): e18898. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0018898
  • Salim, M. A. M., van der Veen, F. M., van Dongen, J. D. M., & Franken, I. H. A. (2015). Brain activity elicited by reward and reward omission in individuals with psychopathic traits: An ERP study. Biological Psychology, 110, 50-58. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2015.07.001