Publications (for citations see: google scolar profile)


  • Aarts E & Van Holstein M (shared first author), Hoogman M, Onnink M, Kan C, Franke B, Buitelaar J, Cools R (in press). Reward modulation of cognitive function in adult ADHD: a pilot study on the role of striatal dopamine. Behavioural Pharmacology (special issue In Memory of Lex Cools)
  • Aarts E, Nusselein AAM, Smittenaar P, Helmich RC, Bloem BR, Cools, R (2014). Greater striatal responses to medication in Parkinson's disease are associated with better task-switching but worse reward performance. Neuropsychologia 62: 390-397. (link) (blog)

  • Wallace DL, Aarts E, Dang LC, Greer SM, Jagust WJ, D’Esposito M (2014). Dorsal striatal dopamine, food preference and health perception in humans. PLoS One 9(5): e96319. (link)

  • Aarts E, Wallace DL, Dang LC, Jagust W, Cools R, D'Esposito M (2014). Dopamine and the cognitive downside of a promised bonus. Psychological Science 25(4): 1003-1009. (link) (blog) TICS spotlight
  • Hoogman M, Onnink M, Cools R, Aarts E, Kan C, Arias Vasquez A, Buitelaar J, Franke B (2013). The dopamine transporter haplotype and reward-related striatal responses in adult ADHD. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 23(6):469-478. (link)
  • Smittenaar P, Chase HW, Aarts E, Nusselein B, Bloem BR, Cools R (2012). Decomposing effects of dopaminergic medication in Parkinson’s disease on probabilistic action selection: learning or performance? European Journal of Neuroscience 35(7): 1144-1151. (link)
  • Aarts E., Helmich R.C., Janssen M., Oyen W.J., Bloem B.R., Cools R. (2012). Aberrant reward processing in Parkinson's disease is associated with dopamine cell loss. NeuroImage 59(4): 3339-3346. (link)
  • Van Holstein M. & Aarts E.*, Van der Schaaf M., Geurts D.E.M., Verkes R.J. Franke B., Van Schouwenburg M., Cools R. (2011). Human cognitive flexibility depends on dopamine D2 receptor signaling. Psychopharmacology 218(3):567-578 (link)
    * shared first author
  • Hoogman M., Aarts E., Zwiers M., Slaats-Willemse D., Naber M., Cools R., Kan C., Buitelaar J.K., Franke B. (2011). Nitric Oxide Synthase genotype modulates impulsivity and activity of the striatum in Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. The American Journal of Psychiatry 168(10):1099-1106 (link)
  • Aarts E., Roelofs A., Franke B., Rijpkema M., Fernandez G., Helmich R.C., Cools R. (2010). Striatal dopamine mediates the interface between motivation and cognition in humans: Evidence from genetic imaging. Neuropsychopharmacology 35(9): 1943-1951. (.pdf; suppl.)
  • Van Schouwenburg M., Aarts E., Cools R. (2010). Dopaminergic modulation of cognitive control: Distinct roles for the prefrontal cortex and the basal ganglia. Current Pharmaceutical Design 16(18): 2026-2032. (.pdf)
  • Aarts E. & Roelofs A. (2010). Attentional control in anterior cingulate cortex based on probabilistic cueing. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 23(3): 716-727. (.pdf)
  • Aarts E., Roelofs A., & Van Turennout M. (2009). Attentional Control of Task and Response in Lateral and Medial Frontal Cortex: Brain Activity and Reaction Time Distributions. Neuropsychologia 47(10):2089-2099. (.pdf)
  • Helmich R.C., Aarts E., De Lange F., Bloem B., Toni I. (2009). Increased dependence of action selection on recent motor history in Parkinson's disease. Journal of Neuroscience 29(19):6105-6113. (.pdf)
  • Aarts E., Roelofs A., & Van Turennout M. (2008). Anticipatory activity in anterior cingulate cortex can be independent of conflict and error likelihood. Journal of Neuroscience 28(18):4671– 4678. (.pdf)
  • Cools R., Aarts E., & Mehta M.A. (2011). Paradoxical effects of drugs on cognitive function: The neuropsychopharmacology of the dopamine and other neurotransmitter systems. In: Kapur N, editor. The Paradoxical Brain: Cambridge University Press
  • Aarts E. (2009). Resisting temptation - The role of the anterior cingulate cortex in adjusting cognitive control. Doctoral Thesis, Donders series, ISBN 978-90-9024314-6 (cover; .pdf; book, see contact)