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Olfers, K.J.F. & Band, G.P.H. (2018). Game-based training of flexibility and attention improves task-switch performance: near and far transfer of cognitive training in an EEG study. Psychological Research, 82, 1, 186-202. doi: 10.1007/s00426-017-0933-z

Van Ketel, J.E. & Band, G.P.H. (in press). How to become a maestro: a study on the quantity and quality of practice. Proceedings of the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT) 2018. PDF

Wentink, M.M., Meesters, J., Berger, M.A.M., De Kloet, A.J., Stevens, E., Band, G.P.H., Kromme, C.H., Wolterbeek, R., Goossens, P.H., & Vliet Vlieland, T.P.M. (2018). Adherence of stroke patients with an online brain training programme: the role of health professionals' support. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. doi: 10.1080/10749357.2018.1459362


Bolders, A.C., Band, G.P.H., & Stallen, P.J. (2017). Inconsistent effect of arousal on early auditory perception. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 447. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00447

Bolders, A.C., Tops, M., Band, G.P.H., & Stallen, P.J. (2017). Perceptual sensitivity and response to strong stimuli are related. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1642. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01642

Olfers, K.J.F., Band, G.P.H., Colzato, L.S., & Hommel, B. (2017) The case of Leiden "Lifestyle 2030" study.  In L. Colzato (Ed.), Theory-driven approaches to cognitive enhancement (pp. 305-317).

Schiller, N., Van Lenteren, L., Ouwehand, K., & Band, G.P.H. (2017). Solving the problem of double negation is not impossible: Electrophysiological evidence for the cohesive function of sentential negation. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 32, 2, 147-157. doi: 10.1080/23273798.2016.1236977

Spruit, E.N., Band, G.P.H., van der Heijden, K.B., & Hamming, J.F. (2017). The effects of spacing, naps, and fatigue on the acquisition and retention of laparoscopic skills. Journal of Surgical Education, 74, 3, 530-538. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2016.11.003


Band G.P.H., Basak, C., Slagter, H.A., & Voss, M.W. (2016). Effects of game and game-like training on neurocognitive plasticity. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10: e123. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00123.

Spruit, E.N., Band, G.P.H., & Hamming, J.F. (2016). The effects of spacing, naps and fatigue on the acquisition and retention of laparoscopic skills. Journal of Surgical Education. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2016.11.003

Spruit, E.N., Kleijweg, L., Band, G.P.H., & Hamming, J.F. (2016). Varied practice in laparoscopy training: Beneficial learning stimulation or cognitive overload?, Frontiers in Psychology 7: e685. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00685.

Wentink, M.M., Berger, M.A.M., De Kloet, A.J., Meesters, J., Band, G.P.H., Wolterbeek, R., Goossens, P.H., & Vliet Vlieland, T.P.M. (2016). The effects of an 8-week computer based brain training programme on cognitive functioning, QoL and self-efficacy after stroke. Neuropsychological rehabilitation, 26, 5-6, 847-865. doi:10.1080/09602011.2016.1162175.


De Rover, M., Brown S.B.R.E., Band G.P.H., Giltay E.J., Van Noorden M.S., Van der Wee N.J.A., & Nieuwenhuis S. (2015). Beta receptor-mediated modulation of the oddball P3 but not err-related ERP components in humans. Psychopharmacology, 232, 17, 3161-3172. doi: 10.1007/s00213-015-3966-2.

Spruit, E.N., Band, G.P.H., & Hamming, J.F. (2015). Increasing efficiency of surgical training: effects of spacing practice on skill acquisition and retention in laparoscopy training, Surgical Endoscopy 29, 8, 2235-2243. doi: 10.1007/s00464-014-3931-x.

Van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2015). Does conflict help or hurt cognitive control? Initial evidence for an inverted u-shape relationship between perceived task difficulty and conflict adaptation, Frontiers in Psychology 6: e974. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00974.

Van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., Hommel, B., Rombouts, S.A.R.B., & Nieuwenhuis, S. (2015). Hedonic hotspots regulate cingulate-driven adaptation to cognitive demands, Cerebral Cortex 25, 7, 1746-1756. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bht416.


Spruit, E.N., Band, G.P.H., Hamming, J.F., & Ridderinkhof, K.R. (2014). Optimal training design for procedural motor skills: A review and application to laparoscopic surgery, Psychological Research/Psychologische Forschung, 78, 6, 878-891. doi:10.1007/s00426-013-0525-5.

Van Steenbergen, H., Langeslag, S.J.E., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2014). Reduced cognitive control in passionate lovers. Motivation and Emotion 38, 3, 444-450.

Wentink, M., De Kloet, A., Berger, M., Van Haastrecht, K., Verhoeven, I., Jakobs, M., Vliet-Vlietland, T., Band, G.P.H., Meesters, J., Goossens, P., & Ter Steeg, A.M. (2014). The effect of computerized brain training on cognitive impairments and quality-of-life after stroke: A RCT. Brain Injury, 28, 5-6, 588-589.


Bruyneel, L., Van Steenbergen, H., Hommel, B., Band, G.P.H., De Raedt, R. & Koster, E.H.W. (2013). Happy but still focused: Failures to find evidence for a mood-induced widening of visual attention, Psychological Research/Psychologische Forschung, 77, 3, 320-332. doi: 10.1007/s00426-012-0432-1.

Spruit, E.N., Band, G.P.H., & Hamming, J.F. (2013). Feedback during laparoscopic training, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde 157(23): A6354.

Van Steenbergen, H. & Band, G.P.H. (2013). Pupil dilation in the Simon task as a marker of conflict processing, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7:215. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2013.00215.


Bolders, A.C., Band, G.P.H., & Stallen, P.J. (2012). Evaluative conditioning induces changes in sound valence. Frontiers in Psychology 3: 106. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00106.

Brown, S.B.R.E., Van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., De Rover, M., & Nieuwenhuis, S. (2012). Functional significance of the emotion-related late positive potential. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 6: 33. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00033.

Ridderinkhof, K.R., Van Wouwe, N.C., Band, G.P.H., Wylie, S.A., Van der Stigchel, S., Van Hees, P., Buitenweg, J., Van de Vijver, I., & Van den Wildenberg, W.P.M. (2012). A tribute to Charlie Chaplin: Induced positive affect improves reward-based decision making in Parkinson's Disease. Frontiers in Psychology 3:185. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00185.

Van Muijden, J., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2012), Online games training aging brains: Limited transfer to cognitive control functions, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 6, 221: 1-13. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2012.00221.

Van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2012). Reward valence modulates conflict-driven attentional adaptation: Electrophysiological evidence., Biological Psychology 90, 3, 234-241. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2012.03.018.

Van Steenbergen, H., Booij, L., Band, G.P.H., Hommel, B., & Van der Does, A.J.W. (2012). Affective regulation of cognitive-control adjustments in remitted depressive patients after acute tryptophan depletion, Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 12, 2, 280-286. doi: 10.3758/s13415-011-0078-2.

Van Wouwe N.C., Ridderinkhof K.R., Band G.P.H., Van den Wildenberg W.P.M. & Wylie S.A. (2012). Dose dependent dopaminergic modulation of reward-based learning in Parkinson's disease. Neuropsychologia 50, 5, 583-591. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.12.012.


Colzato, L.S. van Muiden, J., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2011). Genetic modulation of training and transfer in older adults: BDNF Val66Met polymorphism is associated with wider useful field of view. Frontiers in Psychology, 2:199. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00199.

Pannebakker, M.M., Jolicoeur, P., van Dam, W., Band, G.P.H., Ridderinkhof, K.R., & Hommel, B. (2011). Mental rotation impairs attention shifting and short-term memory encoding: neurophysiological evidence against the response-selection bottleneck model of dual-task performance. Neuropsychologia, 49, 11, 2985-2993. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.06.021.

Spapé, M.M., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2011). Compatibility-sequence effects in the Simon task reflect episodic retrieval but not conflict adaptation: evidence from LRP and N2. Biological Psychology, 88, 1, 116-123. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2011.07.001.

Van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2011). Threat but not arousal narrows attention: Evidence from pupil dilation and saccade control., Frontiers in Psychology 2: 281. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00281.

Van Wouwe, N.C., Band, G.P.H., & Ridderinkhof, K.R. (2011). Positive affect modulates flexibility and evaluative control; evidence from the N2 and ERN. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 3, 524-539. doi: 10.1162/jocn.2009.21380.

Van Wouwe, N.C., Ridderinkhof, K.R., Van den Wildenberg, W.P.M., Band, G.P.H., Abisogun, A., Elias, W.J., Frysinger, R. & Wylie, S.A. (2011). Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus improves reward-based decision-learning in Parkinson's disease. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience5:30. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2011.00030.


Van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2010). In the mood for adaptation: How affect regulates conflict-driven control. Psychological Science, 21, 11, 1629-1634. doi: 10.1177/0956797610385951.


Band, G.P.H., Van Steenbergen, H., Ridderinkhof, K.R., Falkenstein, M., & Hommel, B. (2009). Action-effect negativity: Irrelevant action effects are monitored like relevant feedback. Biological Psychology, 82, 3, 211-218. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2009.06.011

Jepma, M., Wagenmakers, E.-J., Band, G.P.H., & Nieuwenhuis, S. (2009). The effects of accessory stimuli on information processing: Evidence from electrophysiology and diffusion-model analysis. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21, 5, 847-864. doi: 10.1162/jocn.2009.21063.

Pannebakker, M.M., Band, G.P.H., & Ridderinkhof, K.R. (2009). Operation compatibility: a neglected contribution to dual-task costs. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35, 2, 447-460. doi: 10.1037/a0013029.

Van Steenbergen, H., Band, G.P.H., & Hommel, B. (2009). Reward counteracts conflict adaptation: evidence for a role of affect in executive control. Psychological Science, 20, 12, 1473-1477. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2009.02470.x.

Van Wouwe, N.C., Band, G.P.H., & Ridderinkhof, K.R. (2009). Proactive control and episodic binding in context processing effects. Acta Psychologica, 131, 3, 245-253. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2009.05.003.


Zanolie, K., Teng, S., Donohue, S.E., Van Duivenvoorde, A.C.K., Band, G.P.H., Rombouts, S.A.R.B., & Crone, E.A. (2008). Switching between colors and shapes on the basis of positive and negative feedback: an fMRI and EEG study on feedback-based learning. Cortex, 44, 5, 537-547. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2007.11.005.


Band, G.P.H., Jolicœur, P., Akyurek, E.G., & Memelink, J. (2006). Integrative views on dualtask costs. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 18, 4, 481-492.

Band, G.P.H. & Van Nes, F.T. (2006). Reconfiguration and the bottleneck: Does task switching affect the refractory-period effect? European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 18, 593-623.

Osman, A., Albert, R., Ridderinkhof, K.R., Band, G.P.H., & Van der Molen, M.W. (2006). The beat goes on: Rhythmic modulation of cortical potentials by imagined tapping. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 32, 4, 986-1005.


Band, G.P.H. & Scheres, A. (2005). Commentary: Is inhibition impaired in ADHD? British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 23, 4, 517-521. doi: 10.1348/026151005X58377.


Kok, A., Ramautar, J.R., de Ruiter, M.B., Band, G.P.H., & Ridderinkhof, K.R. (2004). ERP components associated with successful and unsuccessful stopping in a stop-signal task. Psychophysiology, 41, 1, 9-20.


Band, G.P.H., Ridderinkhof, K.R., & Van der Molen, M.W. (2003). Speed-Accuracy Modulation in Case of Conflict: The Roles of Activation and Inhibition. Psychological Research, 67, 4, 266-279.

Band, G.P.H., Van der Molen, M.W., & Logan, G.D. (2003). Horse-race model simulations of the stop-signal procedure. Acta Psychologica, 112, 2, 105-142.


Band, G.P.H., Ridderinkhof, K.R., & Segalowitz, S. (2002). Explaining neurocognitive aging: Is one factor enough? Brain and Cognition, 49, 3, 259-267.

Ridderinkhof, K.R., de Vlugt, Y., Bramlage, A., Spaan, M., Elton, M., Snel, J., & Band, G.P.H. (2002). Alcohol consumption impairs detection of performance errors in mediofrontal cortex. Science, 298, 5601, 2209-2211.


Nieuwenhuis, S., Ridderinkhof, K.R., Blom, J., Band, G.P.H., & Kok, A. (2001). Error-Related Brain Potentials are Differentially Related to Awareness of Response Errors: Evidence from an Antisaccade Task. Psychophysiology, 38, 5, 752-760.


Band, G.P.H. & Kok, A. (2000). Age effects on response monitoring in a mental rotation task. Biological Psychology, 51, 2, 201-221.

Band, G.P.H., Van der Molen, M.W., Overtoom, C.C.E., & Verbaten, M.N. (2000). The ability to inhibit and activate speeded responses: separate developmental trends. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 75, 4, 263-290.

Elton, M., Band, G.P.H., & Falkenstein, M. (2000). To err is human. Biological Psychology, 51, 2, 83-85.

Van Boxtel, G.J.M. & Band, G.P.H. (2000). Inhibitory motor control in stop paradigms: Reply to McGarry and Franks. Acta Psychologica, 105, 1, 79-82.

Before 2000

Band, G.P.H. (1997). Preparation, adjustment and inhibition of responses. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Amsterdam,

Band, G.P.H. & Miller, J. (1997). Mental rotation interferes with response preparation. Journal  of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 23, 2, 319-338.

Band, G.P.H. & Van Boxtel, G.J.M. (1999). Inhibitory motor control in stop paradigms: Review and reinterpretation of neural mechanisms. Acta Psychologica, 101, 2, 179-211.

Ridderinkhof, K.R., Band, G.P.H., & Logan, G.D. (1999). A study of adaptive behavior: Effects of age and irrelevant information on the ability to inhibit one's actions. Acta Psychologica, 101, 2, 315-337.

Ridderinkhof, K.R., Bashore T.R., van der Molen, M.W., & Band, G.P.H. (1999). The speed of information processing: Qualitative versus quantitative changes with age. In M. Falkenstein, J. Hohnsbein, & P. Ullsperger (Eds.), Cognitive Changes due to Aging and Fatigue as revealed in the Electric Brain Activity (pp. 172-182). Dortmund, Germany: Bundesanstalt fuer Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin.

Ridderinkhof, K.R. Van der Molen, M.W., Band, G.P.H., & Bashore, T.R (1997). Sources of interference from irrelevant information: a developmental study. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 65, 3, 315-341.