My name is Floor Burghoorn, and I am a PhD student at the EPAN lab. I obtained a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Behavioural Science at Radboud University Nijmegen. My main research interest lies in cognitive psychology, including topics such as decision-making, learning, and cognitive control. For my PhD project, I am currently studying the role of Pavlovian-to-Instrumental Transfer (PIT) in intertemporal choice. This research focuses on people’s tendency to prefer small immediate rewards over large delayed rewards (delay discounting), which has been found to form a transdiagnostic process across various mental health disorders. We aim to gain a better understanding of the psychological mechanisms that underlie this choice tendency, by investigating whether delay discounting can be understood as a Pavlovian bias (elicited by cues signalling immediate rewards) interfering with goal-directed behaviour towards delayed rewards.
Burghoorn, F., Dingemanse, M., van Lier, R., & van Leeuwen, T. M. (2019). The relation between autistic traits, the degree of synaesthesia, and local/global visual perception. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-18. doi: 10.1007/s10803-019-04222-7
Van Leeuwen, T. M., van Petersen, E., Burghoorn, F., Dingemanse, M., & van Lier, R. (2019). Autistic traits in synaesthesia: atypical sensory sensitivity and enhanced perception of details. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 374(1787). doi: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0024