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Madelon Hendricx-Riem


  • Warandelaan 2, Tias Building, room T 507

    5037 AB Tilburg


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Research interests

Research interests

The overarching aim of my research is to examine neurobiological mechanisms underlying attachment and parent-child relationships. This includes: 1) fundamental understanding of neurobiological processes underlying parent-child interactions, 2) correlates and consequences of traumatic attachment experiences, and 3) understanding of the role of childhood trauma in the development of psychopathology.



2016-present: Assistant Professor, Medical and Clinical Psychology, Tilburg University

2013-2016: postdoc/lecturer Centre for Child and Family Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands

2013 PhD Thesis title: Toward a neuroscience of parenting: Adult attachment and oxytocin affect neural and behavioral responses to infant attachment signals (Cum Laude), Centre for Child and Family Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands

2009 M.Sc. Neuro- and Rehabilitation Psychology (Cum Laude), Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2008 M.Sc. Cognitive Neuroscience, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands (Bene Meritum)



  • Brain And Behaviour
  • Trauma
  • Attachment
  • Depression
  • Brain
  • Parenting
  • Crying

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Research Output 2011 2019

General psychopathology factor and unresolved-disorganized attachment uniquely correlated to white matter integrity using diffusion tensor imaging.

Hendricx-Riem, M., van Hoof, M-J., Garrett, A., Rombouts, S. A. R. B., Van der Wee, N. J. A., van IJzendoorn, M. H. & Vermeiren, R. R. J. M., 2019, In : Behavioural Brain Research.

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Diffusion Tensor Imaging
Wounds and Injuries
Corpus Callosum

Attachment and medically unexplained somatic symptoms: The role of mentalization

Hendricx-Riem, M. M. E., Doedee, E. N. E. M., Broekhuizen-Dijksman, S. C. & Beijer, E., 2018, In : Journal of Psychiatric Research. 268, p. 108-113

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Hippocampal volume modulates salivary oxytocin level increases after intranasal oxytocin administration

Hendricx-Riem, M., Van Ijzendoorn, M. H. & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., 2018, In : Psychoneuroendocrinology. p. 182-185

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