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List of Publications
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In Press
van Timmeren, T.Daams JG, van Holst RJ*, Goudriaan AE*. Compulsivity-related neurocognitive performance deficits in Gambling Disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 2017 in press

Schluter RS, Jansen JM, van Holst RJ, van den Brink W, Goudriaan AE. Differential effects of left and right prefrontal high frequency rTMS on resting state fMRI in healthy individuals. Brain Connectivity 2017 in press

bioRxiv, 196634 : Mapping Cortical Brain Asymmetry in 17,141 Healthy Individuals Worldwide via the ENIGMA Consortium XZ Kong, S Mathias, T Guadalupe, C Abé, I Agartz, TN Akudjedu, ... RJ van Holst, … et al.

bioRxiv, 191544 : Enhanced food-related responses in the ventral medial prefrontal cortex in orexin-deficient narcolepsy patients  RJ van Holst, LK Janssen, P van Mierlo, GJ Lammers, R Cools, al.

bioRxiv, 099382 : Two sides of the same coin: monetary incentives concurrently improve and bias confidence judgments.  M Lebreton, S Langdon, MJ Slieker, JS Nooitgedacht, AE Goudriaan, ... RJ van Holst


van Holst RJ*, Sescousse G*, Janssen LK, Janssen M, Berry AS, Jagust WJ, Cools R (2017): Increased Striatal Dopamine Synthesis Capacity in Gambling Addiction. Biol Psychiatry. 1–8.

Murat Yücel, Adrian Carter, Amy R. Allen, Bernard Balleine, Luke Clark, Nicki A. Dowling, Sally M. Gainsbury, Anna E. Goudriaan, Jon Grant, Alan Hayes, David Hodgins, Ruth J. van Holst , Ralph Lattimore, Charles Livingstone, Valentina Lorenzetti, Dan Lubm WH (n.d.): An interdisciplinary dialogue on gambling: Perspectives on the role for neuroscience in gambling policy and treatment. JAMA Psychiatry.

Maniaci G, Goudriaan AE, Cannizzaro C, van Holst RJ (2017): Impulsivity and Stress Response in Pathological Gamblers During the Trier Social Stress Test. J Gambl Stud. . doi: 10.1007/s10899-017-9685-3.

van Holst RJ, van Timmeren, Goudriaan, AE.  (2017): Are there differences in disruptions of reward processing between substance use disorder and gambling disorder? JAMA Psychiatry. 74. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.1051.

Yücel M, Carter A, Allen AR, Balleine B, Clark L, Dowling NA, ... van Holst RJ, et al. (2017): Neuroscience in gambling policy and treatment: an interdisciplinary perspective. Lancet Psychiatry. 501–506.


van Holst, R.J., Overeem, S., van der Cruijssen, L., Lammers, G.J., Cools, R., Aarts, E., 2016. Reduced influence of satiation on food choices in human narcolepsy. Appetite 101, 221–222. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2016.02.068

 van Timmeren T, Jansen J.M., Caan M.W., Goudriaan A.E., van Holst R.J. White matter integrity between left basal ganglia and left prefrontal cortex is compromised in gambling disorder. Addict Biol. 2016 Sep 9. doi: 10.1111/adb.12447. [Epub ahead of print]

 Maniaci G., Picone F., van Holst R.J., Bolloni C., Scardina S., Cannizzaro C. Alterations in the Emotional Regulation Process in Gambling Addiction: The Role of Anger and Alexithymia. J Gambl Stud. 2016 Aug 22. [Epub ahead of print].

Chamberlain, S.R., Lochner, C., Stein, D.J., Goudriaan, A.E., van Holst, R.J., Zohar, J., Grant, J.E., 2016. Behavioural addiction—A rising tide? Eur. Neuropsychopharmacol. 26, 841–855.

 Mackey S, Kan K-J, Chaarani B, Alia-Klein N, Batalla A, Brooks S, van Holst RJet al. (2016): Genetic imaging consortium for addiction medicine: From neuroimaging to genes. Prog Brain Res. 224: 203–223


Jansen, J.M.,  van Holst, R.J., Brink, W., Veltman, D.J., Caan, M.W.A., Goudriaan, A.E., 2015. Brain function during cognitive flexibility and white matter integrity in alcohol-dependent patients, problematic drinkers and healthy controls. Addict. Biol. 20, 979–989.


Goudriaan, A.E., Yücel, M., van Holst, R.J., 2014. Getting a grip on problem gambling: what can neuroscience tell us? Front. Behav. Neurosci. 8, 141. 

Vanes, L.D., van Holst, R.J., Jansen, J.M., van den Brink, W., Oosterlaan, J., Goudriaan, A.E., 2014. Contingency learning in alcohol dependence and pathological gambling: learning and unlearning reward contingencies. Alcohol. Clin. Exp. Res. 38, 1602–10. 

van Holst, R.J., Chase, H.W., Clark, L., 2014. Striatal connectivity changes following gambling wins and near-misses: Associations with gambling severity. NeuroImage Clin. 5, 232–239. 

van Holst, R.J., Clark, L., Veltman, D.J., van den Brink, W., Goudriaan, A.E., 2014. Enhanced striatal responses during expectancy coding in alcohol dependence. Drug Alcohol Depend. 142, 204–208. 


Hellman, M., Schoenmakers, T.M., Nordstrom, B.R., van Holst, R.J., 2013. Is there such a thing as online video game addiction? A cross-disciplinary review. Addict. Res. Theory 21, 102–112.

Limbrick-Oldfield, E.H., van Holst, R.J., Clark, L., 2013. Fronto-striatal dysregulation in drug addiction and pathological gambling: Consistent inconsistencies? NeuroImage Clin. 2, 385–393.

Blanco, C., Blaszczynski, A., Clement, R., Derevensky, J., Goudriaan, A.E., Hodgins, D.C., van Holst, R.J., Ibáñez, Á., Martins, S.S., Moersen, C., others, Ibanez, A., Martins, S.S., Moersen, C., others, 2013. Assessment tool to measure and evaluate the risk potential of gambling products ASTERIG. Gaming Law Rev. Econ. 7, 635–642.

Goudriaan, A.E., van Holst, R.J., Veltman, D.J., van den Brink, W., 2013. Betting on the Brain: Neuroimaging Research in Pathological Gambling, Similarities and Differences with Substance Use Disorders, in: SUBSTANCE ABUSE. pp. 326–327.


van Holst, R.J., Veltman, D.J., van den Brink, W., Goudriaan, A.E., 2012. Right on Cue? Striatal Reactivity in Problem Gamblers. Biol Psychiatry.

van Holst, R.J., de Ruiter, M.B., van den Brink, W., Veltman, D.J., Goudriaan, A.E., 2012. A voxel-based morphometry study comparing problem gamblers, alcohol abusers, and healthy controls. Drug Alcohol Depend. 124, 142–148. 

van Holst, R.J., Lemmens, J.S., Valkenburg, P.M., Peter, J., Veltman, D.J., Goudriaan, A.E., 2012. Attentional bias and disinhibition toward gaming cues are related to problem gaming in male adolescents. J. Adolesc. Heal. 50, 541–546.

van Holst, R.J., van der Meer, J.N., McLaren, D.G., van den Brink, W., Veltman, D.J., Goudriaan, A.E., 2012. Interactions between Affective and Cognitive Processing Systems in Problematic Gamblers: A Functional Connectivity Study. PLoS One 7, e49923. 

van Holst, R.J., van Holstein, M., van den Brink, W., Veltman, D.J., Goudriaan, A.E., 2012. Response Inhibition during Cue Reactivity in Problem Gamblers: An fMRI Study. PLoS One 7, e30909. 

van Holst, R.J., Veltman, D.J., Buchel, C., van den Brink, W., Goudriaan, A.E., Büchel, C., van den Brink, W., Goudriaan, A.E., 2012. Distorted expectancy coding in problem gambling: is the addictive in the anticipation? Biol Psychiatry 71, 741–748. 

Clement, R., Goudriaan, A.E., van Holst, R.J., Molinaro, S., Moersen, C., Nilsson, T., Parke, A., Peren, F.W., Rebeggiani, L., Stoever, H., others, 2012. Measuring and Evaluating the Potential Addiction Risk of the Online Poker Game Texas Hold’em No Limit. Gaming Law Rev. Econ. 16, 713–728.


van Holst, R.J., Schilt, T., 2011. Drug-related decrease in neuropsychological functions of abstinent drug users. Curr. Drug Abuse Rev. 4, 42–56.


van Holst, R.J., van den Brink, W., Veltman, D.J., Goudriaan, A.E., 2010. Why gamblers fail to win: a review of cognitive and neuroimaging findings in pathological gambling. Neurosci Biobehav Rev 34, 87–107. 

van Holst, R.J., van den Brink, W., Veltman, D.J., Goudriaan, A.E., 2010. Brain imaging studies in pathological gambling. Curr. Psychiatry Rep. 12, 418–425. 


Book chapters

Goudriaan, A.E., van Holst, R.J., Veltman, D.J., van den Brink, W., 2013. Contributions from Neuroscience and Neuropsychology. Wiley-Blackwell Handb. Disord. Gambl. 49–70.

Goudriaan, A.E, van Holst, R.J., Veltman, D.J., van den Brink, W.: Neuroscience of Pathological Gambling.  In Handbook of Pathological Gambling. Richard, D., Blaszczynski, A., Nower, L. (Editor), Wiley-Blackwell 2012

Goudriaan, A.E, van Holst, R.J., van den Brink, W.: Brain Imaging Studies: A Review. In Increasing The Odds.  By National Center for Responsible Gambling 2012.


Papers in Dutch

Schoenmakers, T., Hellman, M., Nordstrom, B., van Holst, R.J, 2014. Bestaat online-gameverslaving?, in: Gedragsverslaving? Bohn Stafleu van Loghum, pp. 1–10.

Schoenmakers, T.M., Hellman, M., Nordstrom, B.R, van Holst, R.J., Bestaat online gameverslaving? Een crossdisciplinaire benadering. Verslaving, 2012, 8(4), 4-15.

de Witt Huberts, J., van Holst, R.J., Merkx, M.J.M.,  Alchoholafhankelijkheid: een inadequate copingsstrategie? Nieuwe inzichten over de werkingsmechanismen van CGT uit neurobiologisch onderzoek. Directieve Therapie, 2011., 30,3, 280–298.

van Holst, R.J., van den Brink, W., Veltman, D.J., Büchel, C., Goudriaan, A.E., (summary of the paper "Distorted expectancy coding in problematic gambling: Is the addictive in the anticipation? Biol. Psychiatry.) Verwachtingen en het brein van probleemgokkers: het spel of de knikkers? Nederlands-Vlaams toponderzoek 2012. Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 54 (2012) 5, 485 - 486.