Nikita van der Vinne
PhD Candidate & Researcher


In 2013 I graduated from the University of Groningen in Clinical Neuropsychology. During my bachelor and master studies I mainly focused on practicing neuropsychological knowledge in clinical practice, but I always enjoyed carrying out research as well. My first extended research experience came from working as a research assistant in a social psychological study in Ethiopia, after that I got acquainted with the EEG as a research method in my master thesis. This knowledge came in handy during my work as a neuropsychologist at Stichting Epilepsie Instellingen Nederland in Zwolle (an epilepsy institute). There, my strong interest in neurosciences grew further, and after that I started working as junior researcher and PhD candidate at Synaeda Psychomedisch Centrum in Leeuwarden. 

Under the guidance of Martijn Arns I currently carry out EEG research with a focus on personalized medicine. The iSPOT-D study showed the possible value of certain QEEG biomarkers, which seem to predict treatment success with antidepressants. We hope to find these results again through a replication study and we will apply this in the treatment of depression. 


Nikita van der Vinne, MSc
Researcher, PhD candidate


Research institute Brainclinics 
Bijleveldsingel 34
6524 AD Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)24-7503505
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