Wouter Cox


Research Interests

I am a postdoc in the Amsterdam Emotional Memory Lab. I study the malleability of emotional memory and try to translate basic neuroscientific findings to clinical practice. In order to gain more insight in the optimal and boundary conditions of memory plasticity I conduct studies in fear conditioning paradigms as well as with human episodic memory. In a patient study I attempt to apply these fundamental insights to real-life anxiety disorders.


I finished a combination of the research master’s psychology and a clinical master in 2015 (cum laude). After working as a research assistant for a year I was awarded a NWO Research Talent Grant in 2016 to start my PhD-project.

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