Martijn Arns, PhD


Martijn Arns graduated in the late 90’s as a biological psychologist at Radboud University in Nijmegen. After several projects in the field of applied neuroscience in Sydney (Westmead Hospital), Munich (Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry) and Scotland (Organon Research in Newhouse), he began in 2001 with what is now known as Research Institute Brainclinics and Psychology Practice Brainclinics (now part of the neuroCare Group). Martijn is also affiliated with Utrecht University, department of experimental psychology and collaborates with the Radboud UMC.


Martijn received his PhD at Utrecht University on the topic of 'EEG-based personalized medicine for ADHD and depression' and is specialized in applying brain imaging techniques to determine the appropriate treatment for patients with ADHD and depression, also referred to as precision medicine or Research Domain Criteria (RDoC). He is specialized in the development and application of neuromodulation techniques such as neurofeedback in the treatment of ADHDmagnetic brain stimulation (rTMS) in the treatment of depression, sleep and chronobiological aspects of ADHD and Depression. Martijn supervises a team of specialized psychologists at Psychology Practice Brainclinics in the application of these techniques. At Research Institute Brainclinics Martijn carries out research into personalized medicine, RDoC, neuromodulation techniques, sleep and chronobiology in collaboration with various international researchers and universities. In addition, he teaches several (internationally) accredited training courses such as an ‘rTMS in Depression’ workshop and a ‘Neurofeedback in ADHD’ training course.


Martijn is director and researcher at Research Institute Brainclinics and Chief Scientific Officer at the neuroCare Group in Munich and Psychology Practice Brainclinics, and was founding director of Brainquiry until July 2007. In addition, Martijn Arns serves on the board of directors of the International Pharmaco-EEG Society (IPEG) and is a member of several professional organizations such as the NIP (Dutch Institute of Psychologists), SOBP, ECNS, SAN, NSWO and fellow of the ISAD and ISNR. 


For his online CV also see LinkedIn or for a list of publications see Publications.

Martijn Arns, PhD, QEEG-D, BCN

Registered European Psychologist (EuroPsy)

Director / Researcher



Utrecht University, department of Experimental Psychology

Bijleveldsingel 34
6524 AD Nijmegen

Tel: +31 (0)24-7503505

E-mail: Martijn Arns

Twitter: @Brainclinics