Tanja Nijboer

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Current field of research: Neuropsychology of (multisensory) perception and spatial attention, where diagnostics, cognitive neuroscience and rehabilitation come together

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2019 - now: Associate Professor, Utrecht University, Department of Experimental Psychology, Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2018-now: Associate Professor, Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, University Medical Center Utrecht, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, The Netherlands

2014 - 2017: Senior Researcher, Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, University Medical Center Utrecht, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, The Netherlands

2011 - now: Senior Researcher, Center of Excellence for Rehabilitation Medicine, University Medical Center Utrecht and De Hoogstraat Rehabilitation, The Netherlands. 

2008 - 2010: Postdoctoral fellow, Hull University, Department of Psychology (UK)

2007 - 2008: Postdoctoral researcher, Utrecht University, Department of Experimental Psychology, Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2003 - 2007: PhD candidate, Utrecht University, Department of Experimental Psychology, Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands


2020: Stichting Hartekind; Playing for Cognition (main applicant: 40k)
2020: Seed money Focus Area Data Science Can you see it in the eyes? Relating eye tracking features to brain damage in children with perinatal asphyxia (main applicant; 5k) 
2020: Seed money Focus Area Human Centered AI, to organise a seminar 'Simulating cognitive development after brain damage' (main applicant; 2k)
2018: Research IT UU, to build a model on eye tracking features in VR using AI algorithm (main applicant; 25k)
2018: Seed money Focus Area Data Science (main applicant; 5k)
2017: Rehabilitation Foundation grant ('Revalidatiefonds'), Cognitive complaints in relation to pen-and-paper assessment and virtual shopping (main applicant; 52k)
2017: Seed Money UU Focus Area Neuroscience and Cognition (main applicant; 7k)
2016:  Stimuleringsregeling Open en Online Onderwijs (co applicant183k)
2015: Rehabilitation Foundation grant ('Revalidatiefonds'), Virtual shopping - added value of virtual reality in rehabilitation (main applicant; 47k)
2015: Seed Money UU Focus Area Game Research Utrecht University, Virtual shopping for realistic assessment of cognitive function - virtual reality in rehabilitation (main applicant; 7k)
2014: Starting grant Bike4Brains, Startup costs of virtual environment (area around virtual supermarket; 4k)
2013: Rehabilitation Foundation grant (‘Revalidatiefonds’), Prism adaptation as a two week treatment for neglect (main applicant; 40k)
2012: ZonMw Inzicht, Assessment of visual disorders after acquired brain injury (co-applicant; 150k)
2010: NWO Veni grant, Neuropsychology of 3D space (personal grant; 250k)
2010: Macular Degeneration Foundation grant, Eye movements in patients with MD (co-applicant; 80k)
2010: Brain Foundation grant (‘Hersenstichting kleine subsidie’), Can tDCS alleviate hemispatial neglect? (co-applicant; 35k)
2010: Neuroscience and Cognition Utrecht grant, Genes in colour agnosia (co-applicant; 35k)
2008: NWO Rubicon grant, Emotion and consciousness: implicit social learning (personal grant; 100k)

Awards and other scientific merits

2019: Betto Deelmanprijs 2019
2016: Ureka Mega Challenge UMCU: one of the 10 semi-finalists with the VR supermarket in neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1ycaiszP80&index=8&list=PL5zw6TivEB-7q32KJB_LsewJjID8WWexJ
2013 - 2014: selected participant in 'Mentoring & Coaching programme' for talented female scientists, Utrecht University 
2007: Dissertation award (Dutch Society of Neuropsychology (NVN)): best PhD thesis in neuropsychology (Netherlands & Belgium)
2007: PhD candidate of the month (June 2007), Utrecht University, Volkskrant

(Inter)national scientific congresses

Invited speaker:
February 2020: Fassoti's Fingerprints Nijmegen, Technological advances in neuropsychological assessment
November 2019: Hersenletsel ((Acquired) Brain Damage) conference, Innovative assessment of cognitive disorders after brain damage (update)
October 2019: Keypoint Neurorehabilitation
November 2018: Hersenletsel ((Acquired) Brain Damage) conference, Innovative assessment of cognitive disorders after brain damage
November 2018: De Boogh Masterclass, Innovations in cognitive assessment: what is actually needed from a clinical perspective?
June 2018: Kennissessie e-Health, UMC Utrecht
May 2018: seminar, Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences de Lyon, France
March 2018: NIP Rehabilitation conference "Een nieuw geluid", VR simulations in neuropsychological assessment, Amsterdam
January 2018: VRA Neglect assessment beyond pen-and-paper, Nijmegen
November 2017: VRA symposium Neuropsychology beyond pen-and-paper, Maastricht
October 2017: Autumn meeting VZW Vlaamse Neuro-interest group: innovative assessment and treatment of neglect
October 2017: Workshop Games for Health, pitch on VRsupermarket and discussion 
September 2017: ECAS workshop, ALS congres
February 2017: Symposium 'Cognitive Rehabilitation' for healthcare specialists, UMCU
November 2016: Autumn meeting Vlaamse Vereniging voor Neurologie 'Making use of technological advances: innovative assessment of neglect'
October 2015: Symposium 'Treatment of neglect', 'Innovative assessment of neglect'
October 2015: X-talk BCRM, Research to care, 'Innovation in Healthcare', UMCU
January 2015: Knowledge Exchange meeting, Research to care: cognition, CERM
July 2014: Werkgroep CVA Nederland, Assessment of hemianopia and neglect
September 2013: Stroke Research programme meeting
October 2011; Regional Reference meeting in Rehabilitation, De Hoogstraat Rehabilitation Center
October 2007: NVN conference, dissertation award

November 2017: Organisation and Chair Symposium 'Neuropsychology beyond pen-and-paper' Dutch Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine

June 2017: Organisation and Chair Symposium 'Health Games', Focus Area Game Research, UU

Scientific collaborations


Prof. Dr. Francesco di Russo, Università di Roma "Foro Italico"

Prof. Dr. Charles Spence, University of Oxford, Crossmodal Research Laboratory

Dr. Janet Bultitude, University of Bath

Dr. Daniel Smith, University of Durham,

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schenk, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität  München

Prof. Dr. Yves Rossetti, Lyon

Prof. Dr. Anna Barrett, Emory Brain Health Center

Prof. Dr. Wim Saeys, University of Antwerp


Cognitive neuropsychology:

Prof. Dr. Albert Postma, Utrecht University, Department of Experimental Psychology

Prof. Dr. Chris Dijkerman, Utrecht University, Department of Experimental Psychology

Dr. Stefan van der Stigchel, Utrecht University, Department of Experimental Psychology

Dr. Esther van den Berg, Erasmus MC

Machine learning:

Prof. Dr. Arno Siebes, Utrecht University, Department of Methodology and Statistics

Dr. Daniel Oberski, Utrecht University, Department of Methodology and Statistics

Erik-Jan van Kesteren, Utrecht University, Department of Methodology and Statistics

Dr. Chris Janssen, Utrecht University, Department of Experimental Psychology

Cognitive assessment and rehabilitation:

Prof. Dr. Wilco Achterberg, LUMC 

Dr. Monique Caljouw, LUMC

Judy Bakker, LUMC

Prof. Dr. Niels Chavannes, LUMC

Dr. Marije Holstege, LUMC

Prof. Dr. Arjen Slooter, UMC Utrecht (ICU)

Dr. Lotte Kok, UMC Utrecht (ICU)

Prof. Dr. Wiepke Cahn, UMC Utrecht (psychiatry)

Dr. Tamar Van Raalten, UMC Utrecht (psychiatry)

Prof. Dr. Loek Leenders, UMC Utrecht (trauma surgery)

Dr. Marijn Houwert, UMC Utrecht (trauma surgery)

Prof. Dr. Anne Visser-Meily, UMCU (rehabilitation)

Prof. Dr. Erik Scherder, VU Amsterdam

Dr. Tilo Hartmann, VU Amsterdam

Peter Brouwers, Amarant

Coen Hendriks, Libra Revalidatie Audiologie

Onne Scipio-Domburg, Libra Revalidatie Audiologie

Prof. Dr. Gert Kwakkel, AMC

Dr. Boudewijn Kollen, UMCG

(em) Prof. Ben Schmand, University of Amsterdam

Prof. Jaap Murre, University of Amsterdam

Dr. Renate van de Ven

Dr. Agali Mert, Ciran

Prof. Dr. Alexander Sack, Maastricht University

Marij Middag-Van Spanje, Maastricht University

Prof. Dr. Caroline van Heugten, Maastricht University

Cognitive assessment in children (ABI):

Dr. Ingrid Rentinck, De Hoogstraat Rehabilitation

Prof. Dr. Manon Benders, WKZ, NICU

Dr. Niek van der Aa, WKZ, NICU

Kim Annink, WKZ, NICU

Dr. Hans Breur, WKZ, Cardiology

Digitised neuropsychological assessment:

Dr. Laura Klaming, Philips Research

Daisy van Minde, Philips Research

Murray Gillies, Philips Research

Prof. Dr. Raymond van Ee, Philips Research

Resting state fMRI:

Prof. Dr. Nick Ramsey, UMC Utrecht, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery

Dr. Mariska van Steensel, UMC Utrecht, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery

Dr. Mathijs Raymaekers, UMC Utrecht, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery


Dr. Alexander Leemans, UMC Utrecht, Image Sciences Institute


PhD students


Lauriane Spreij: Neuropsychology beyond pen-and-paper (nov 2020)

Martine Kant-Bosma: Neglect in geriatric rehabilitation (2021)

Faviola Brugger-Dadis: Serious Gaming in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (2021)

Jeff Harris: Presence in VR (2024)

Linyi Zhang: Multisensory mixed-reality simulations (2024)

Alex Hoogerbrugge: Modelling of working memory (2024)

Sanne Boing: Neuropsychology of working memory (2024)


Dr. Jasper Fabius: Neuropsychology of spatial remapping (2019)

Dr. Teuni Ten Brink: Prism adaptation in rehabilitation (2018)

Dr. Nathan van der Stoep: Into the depths of spatial attention and multisensory integration (2015)

Dr. Erik Oudman: Reconstructing cognition in Korsakoff's syndrome (2016)



Teuni Ten Brink: Working memory


Joris Elshout: Motor biases in hemispatial neglect

Hileen Boosman: Dynamic assessment of cognitive functions

Franco Delogu: Binding in vision and haptics

Research Assistants:


Alex Hoogerbrugge: AI applications for eye tracking features in VR

Eileen Bouche; Serious Gaming in Paediatric Rehabilitation

Abel Koch: Eye tracking features as a measure for cognition in children who suffered asphyxia 


Isabel Gosselt: Digitised Neuropsychological Assessment (collaboration with Philips Research), Cognitive complaints questionnaire, VR simulationsTimo Kootstra: AI applications for eye tracking features in VR

Marc van den Heerik: VRsupermarket in paediatric rehabilitation

David Sluiter: Cognitive complaints questionnaire, VRsupermarket

Lauriane Spreij: VRsupermarket in rehabilitation

Jasper Fabius: Spatial remapping

Richard Bethehem: Macular degeneration

Brenda van der Laan: guidelines cognitive rehabilitation

Jurre Verwer: region specific neglect

Marit Dorresteijn: prism adaptation in rehabilitation

Quirien Oort: region specific neglect

Teuni ten Brink: prism adaptation in rehabilitation

Miranda Smit: prism adaptation in rehabilitation

Angelique Tinga: multisensory stimulation

Renske van Engelen: multi sensory integration after stroke

Sophie Heringa: synesthesia


April 2016: 'Senior Kwalificatie Onderwijs' (Senior Tertiary Teaching Qualification)
October 2014: 'Senior Kwalificatie Onderzoek' (Senior Qualification for Scientific Research)
November 2012: 'Basiscursus Regelgeving en Organisatie voor Klinisch onderzoekers’ certified (Oct 2016 re-certified)
October 2008: 'Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs' (Basic Tertiary Teaching Qualification)

Evaluator of research application in (international) competition

NWO Veni Programme, 2018
Vienna Science and Technology Fund, Cognitive Sciences Call, 2018
NWO Rubicon Programme, 2015
European Commission Marie Curie actions Innovative Training Networks, 2015
Swiss National Science Foundation, 2015
The Human Brain Project, EU Seventh Framework Programme, Competitive Call Programme, 2013, 2015
French National Research Agency (ANR), Blue-Sky Programme, 2013
Medical Research Council UK, 2010

Boards, committees, other evaluation assigments

2019 - now: Member of expert panel/steering committee 'Update and integration Care Standards Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury'
2018: IEEE-WARM workshop program committee
2018 - now: Member of expert panel 'Functional cognition after stroke'
2017 - now: Member of the steering committee Traumatic Brain Injury UMCU
2017 - now: Member of evaluation and feedback committee for non-WMO research applications (METC UMCU) 
2016 - now: Board member of the Dutch Society of Neuropsychology (NVN)
2016 - now: Director Applied Gaming, Domain Health Focus Area Game Research, UMC Utrecht & Utrecht University
2016 - now: Evaluator of research data platform (data management) UMCU
2016 - now: member of the PhD committee of the Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, UMCU
2012 - now: Evaluator (Medical) Ethical Committee at De Hoogstraat Rehabilitation Center (internal and external research proposals)
2011 - now: Coordinator Research and Innovation Meeting, Domain Cognition, UMC Utrecht, Center, Department of Rehabilitation

2016 - 2020: Editorial staff member Tijdschrift voor Neuropsychologie (Dutch Journal of Neuropsychology)
2017 - 2019: Member of steering committee X-games
2017 - 2018: Board member of the Dutch Association of Psychologists (NIP), section Rehabilitation (https://www.psynip.nl/en/
2017 - 2018: Member of expert panel of the update of guidelines Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
2012 - 2017: Metrisquare Advisory Board
2015: Representative evaluator UMCU BCRM of games and/or apps (focus on validity and implementation in healthcare) at Games for Health Europe 
2013 - 2014: selected participant in 'Mentoring & Coaching programme' for talented female scientsits, Utrecht University
2012 - 2013: Host Editor, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Special Issue Topic: Novel Insights in Rehabilitation of Neglect


In press:
Spreij LA, Gosselt IK, Visser-Meily JMA, Nijboer TCW. (in press) Digital neuropsychological assessment: Feasibility and applicability in patients with acquired brain injury. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology

van Es MA, Goedee HS, Westeneng HJ, Nijboer TCW, van den Berg LH. (in press) Is it accurate to classify ALS as a neuromuscular disorderExpert Rev Neurother.

Kootstra T, Teuwen J, Goudsmit J, Nijboer T, Dodd M, Van der Stigchel S. (2020). Machine learning-based classification of viewing behavior using a wide range of statistical oculomotor features. Journal of Vision, 20, 9, 1

Spreij LA, Ten Brink AF, Visser-Meily JMA, Nijboer TCW. (2020). Increasing cognitive demand in assessments of visuospatial neglect: testing the concepts of static and dynamic tests. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 42, 7, 675-689

Gosselt IK, Nijboer TCW, Van Es MA.(2020). An overview of screening instruments for cognition and behavior in patients with ALS: selecting the appropriate tool for clinical practice. ALSFTD, 21, 324-336

Fabius JH, Nijboer TCW, Fracasso A, Van der Stigchel S. (2020) Towards assessing extra-retinal uncertainty: A reply to M. Lisi. Cortex, 130, 444-448

Fabius J, Nijboer TCW, Fracasso A, Van der Stigchel (2020). Intra-saccadic displacement sensitivity after a lesion to the posterior parietal cortex. Cortex, 127, 108-119

Elshout JA, Van der Stoep N, Nijboer TCW, Van der Stigchel S. (2020) Motor congruency and multisensory integration jointly facilitate visual information processing before movement execution. Exp Brain Res. 2020 Mar;238(3):667-673.

Zwinkels M, Ketelaar M, Nijboer T, Verschuren O, Te Velde S, de Groot J, Takken T, Visser-Meily A. (2020) Effects of a school-based sports program on psychosocial health and attention in youth with physical disabilities. Journal of Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, 13, 37-46

Nijboer T, Kitazawa S, Rossetti Y. (2020) Prism adaptation: Reflections and future shifts for circular translational research? Cortex, 126, 213-216

Fabius J, Ten Brink AF, Van der Stigchel S, Nijboer TCW. (2020) The relationship between visuospatial neglect, spatial working memory and search behavior.
J Clin Exp Neuropsychol, 42(3):251-262.

Prablanc C, Panico F, Fleury L, Pisella L, Nijboer T, Kitazawa S, Rossetti Y. (2020). Adapting terminology: clarifying prism adaptation vocabulary, concepts, and methods. Neuroscience Research

Elshout JA, Nijboer TCW, Van der Stigchel S. (2019) Is congruent movement training more effective than standard visual scanning therapy to ameliorate symptoms of visuospatial neglect? Study protocol of a randomised control trial. BMJ Open., 9(12):e031884.

Van der Stoep N, Van der Stigchel S, Van Engelen RC, Biesbroek JM, Nijboer TCW. (2019)  Impairments in Multisensory Integration after Stroke. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 31, 885-899

Spreij LA, Sluiter D, Gosselt IK, Visser-Meily JMA, Nijboer TCW. (2019) CoCo - participation: The development and clinical use of a novel inventory measuring cognitive complaints in daily life. Neuropsychol Rehabil., 2:1-23. 

Kant-Bosma M, Nijboer TCW, Caljouw MAA, Achterberg WP (2019). Impact of visuospatial neglect post-stroke on daily activities, participation and informal caregiver burden: a systematic review. Annals Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 

Nijboer TCW, Nittert AD, Westeneng HJ, Van den Berg LH, Van Es MA (2019). A case of ALS with posterior cortical atrophy; coincidence or new phenotype? Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration

Ten Brink AF, Fabius J, Weaver NA, Nijboer TCW, Van der Stigchel (2019). Trans-saccadic memory after right parietal brain damage. Cortex

De Vries BS, Spreij LA, Rustemeijer LMM, Bakker LA, Veldink JH, Van den Berg LH, Nijboer TCW, Van Es MA (2019). A neuropsychological and behavioural study of PLS. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration

Rossetti Y, Kitazawa S, Nijboer T. (2019). Prism adaptation: From rehabilitation to neural bases. Cortex, 111:A1-A6

Fabius JH, Fracasso A, Nijboer TCW, Van der Stigchel S. (2019). Time course of spatiotopic updating across saccades. PNAS, 116, 2027-2032

Ten Brink AF, Nijboer TCW, Fabius JH, Van der Stigchel S. (2019). No direction specific costs in trans-saccadic memory. Neuropsychologia, 125:23-29

Nijboer TCW, Van Der Stigchel S. (2019). Visuospatial neglect is more severe when stimulus density is large. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 41, 399-410

Van Lieshout ECC, Van Hooijdonk RF, Dijkhuizen RM, Visser-Meily JMA, Nijboer TCW (2019). The Effect of Noninvasive Brain Stimulation on Poststroke Cognitive Function: A Systematic Review. Neurorehabilition and Neural Repair

Weaver NA, Zhao L, Biesbroek JM, Kuijf HJ, Aben HP, Bae HJ, Caballero MÁA, Chappell FM, Chen CPLH, Dichgans M, Duering M, Georgakis MK, van der Giessen RS, Gyanwali B, Hamilton OKL, Hilal S, Vom Hofe EM, de Kort PLM, Koudstaal PJ, Lam BYK, Lim JS, Makin SDJ, Mok VCT, Shi L, Valdés Hernández MC, Venketasubramanian N, Wardlaw JM, Wollenweber FA, Wong A, Xin X; Meta VCI Map consortium, Biessels GJ. (2019). The Meta VCI Map consortium for meta-analyses on strategic lesion locations for vascular cognitive impairment using lesion-symptom mapping: Design and multicenter pilot study. Alzheimers Dementia, 12, 310-316

Bakker L, Schroder CD, Spreij LA, De Vocht J, Van Damme P, Veldink JH, Visser-Meily JMA, Van den Berg LH, Nijboer TCW, van Es MA. (2019). Derivation of norms for the Dutch version of the Edinburgh cognitive and behavioural ALS screen. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 20, 1-2

de Vries BS, Rustemeijer LMM, Bakker LA, Schröder CD, Veldink JH, van den Berg LH, Nijboer TCW, van Es MA. (2019). Cognitive and behavioural changes in PLS and PMA:challenging the concept of restricted phenotypes. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 90, 141-147

Oudman E, Postma A, Nijboer TCW, Wijnia JA, Van der Stigchel S. (2019). Visuospatial declarative learning despite profound verbal declarative amnesia in Korsakoff's syndrome. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 29, 325-338

Van der Kemp J, Kruithof W, Nijboer TCW, Van Bennekom C, Van Heugten C, Visser-Meily JMA (2019). Return to work after mild to moderate stroke: work satisfaction and predictive factors. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 29, 638-653

Ten Brink AF, Biesbroek JM, Oort Q, Visser-Meily JMA, Nijboer TCW. (2019). Peripersonal and extrapersonal visuospatial neglect in different frames of reference: A brain lesion-symptom mapping study. Behavioural Brain Research, 356, 504-515

Fabius J, Mathot S, Schut M, Nijboer TCW, Van der Stigchel S (2019). Focus of spatial attention during spatial working memory maintenance: Evidence from pupillary light response. Visual Cognition

Nijboer TCW, Winters C, Kollen BJ, Kwakkel G. (2018). Impact of clinical severity of stroke on the severity and recovery of visuospatial neglect. PLOS13(7):e0198755

Van der Stigchel S, Nijboer TCW (2018). Temporal order judgments as a sensitive measure of the spatial bias in patients with visuospatial neglect. Journal of Neuropsychology, 12, 427-441

Ten Brink AF, Visser-Meily JMA, Nijboer TCW (2018). What does it take to search organized? The cognitive correlates of search organization during cancellation after stroke. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 24, 424-436

De Wit L, Ten Brink AF, Visser-Meily JMA, Nijboer TCW (2018). Does prism adaptation affect visual search in spatial neglect patients: a systematic review. Journal of Neuropsychology, 12, 1, 53-77

Ten Brink AF, Visser-Meily JMA, Nijboer TCW (2018). Dynamic assessment of visual neglect: The Mobility Assessment Course as a diagnostic tool. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 40, 2, 161-172

Tinga AM, Jansen C, Van der Smagt MJ, Nijboer TCW, Van Erp JBF (2018). Inducing circular vection with tactile stimulation encircling the waist. Acta Psychologica, 182:32-38

B. Doyen, A. Mert, H.A.W. Meijer, T.C.W. Nijboer, and M.E.W. Dankbaar (2018). A quality label for serious games. Medical Training Magazine, 7, 1, 10-13

Van der Stoep, N., Van der Stigchel, S., Nijboer, TCW, Spence, C. (in press). Visually-induced inhibition of return affects the integration of auditory and visual information. Perception, 46, 6-17

Van de Ven RM, Murre JMJ, Buitenweg J, Veltman, DJ, Aaronson JA, Nijboer TCW, Kruiper-Doesborgh SJC, van Bennekom CAM, Ridderinkhof KR, Schmand B (in press) The Influence of Computer-Based Cognitive Flexibility Training on Subjective Cognitive Well-Being after Stroke: A Multi-Center Randomized Controlled Trial. PLOS One, 12(11):e0187582

Ten Brink AF, Visser-Meily JMA, Schut MJ, Kouwenhoven M, Eijsackers ALH, Nijboer TCW (in press) Prism adaptation in rehabilitation? No additional effects of prism adaptation on neglect recovery in the subacute phase post-stroke - A randomised controlled trial, Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 12):1017-1028

de Vries BS, Rustemeijer LMM, van der Kooi AJ, Raaphorst J, Schröder CD, Nijboer TCW, Hendrikse J, Veldink JH, van den Berg LH, van Es MA. (2017). A case series of PLS patients with frontotemporal dementia and overview of literature. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis & Frontotemporal Degeneration, 1-15

Nijboer TCWBuma FE, Winters C, Vansteensel MJ, Kwakkel G, Ramsey NF, Raemaekers M. (2017). No changes in functional connectivity during motor recovery beyond 5 weeks after stroke; A longitudinal resting-state fMRI study. PLoS ONE12(6):e0178017

Van der Ven RM, Buitenweg JI, Schmand B, Veltman DJ, Aaronson J, Nijboer TCW, Kruiper S, Van Bennekom C, Rasquin S, Ridderinkhof KR, Murre J (2017). Brain Training Improves Recovery after Stroke but Waiting List Improves Equally: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial of a Computer-Based Cognitive Flexibility Training. PLOS ONE, 12(3):e0172993

Ten Brink AF, Verwer J, Biesbroek JM, Visser-Meily JMA,  Nijboer TCW (2017). Differences between left and right-sided neglect revisited: A large cohort study across multiple domains. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology

Van der Kemp J, Dorresteijn M, Ten Brink AF, Nijboer TCW, Visser-Meily JMA  (2017). Pharmacological Treatment of Visuospatial Neglect: A Systematic Review. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases


Ten Brink AF, Van der Stigchel S, Visser-Meily JMA, Nijboer TCW  (2016). You never know where you are going until you know where you have been: disorganized search after stroke. Journal of Neuropsychology, 10, 2, 256-275

Boosman H, Bovend'Eerdt TJ, Visser-Meily JM, Nijboer TCW, van Heugten CM (2016). Dynamic testing of learning potential in adults with cognitive impairments; a systematic review of methodology and predictive value. Journal of Neuropsychology, 10, 2, 186-210

Oudman E, Van der Stigchel S, Nijboer TCW, Wijnia JW, Seekles ML, Postma A (2016). Route learning in Korsakoff's syndrome: residual acquisition of spatial memory despite profound amnesiaJournal of Neuropsychology, 10, 1, 90-103

Van der Stoep N, Van der Stigchel S, Nijboer TCW, Van der Smagt MJ. (2016). Audiovisual integration in near and far space: Effects of changes in distance and stimulus effectiveness. Experimental Brain Research, 234, 5, 1175-1188

Heeman J, Nijboer TCW, Van der Stoep N, Theeuwis J, Van der Stigchel (2016). Oculomotor interference of bimodal distractors. Vision Research, 123, 46-55

Ten Brink AF, Biesbroek M, Kuijf HJ, Van der Stigchel S, Oort Q, Visser-Meily JMA, Nijboer TCW (2016). The right hemisphere is dominant in organization of visual search - a study in stroke patients. Behavioural Brain Research, 304, 71-79

Tinga A, Visser-Meily JMA, Van der Smagt MJ, Van der Stigchel S, Van Ee R, Nijboer TCW (2016).  Multisensory stimulation to improve low- and higher-level sensory deficits after stroke: a systematic review. Neuropsychology Review, 26, 73-91


Van der Stoep N, Spence C, Nijboer TCW, Van der Stigchel S (2015). On the relative contributions of multisensory integration and crossmodal exogenous spatial attention to multisensory response enhancement. Acta Psychologica, 162, 20-28

Van der Stoep N, Nijboer TCW, Van der Stigchel S, Spence C (2015). Multisensory interactions in the depth plane in front and rear space: a review. Neuropsychologia, 70, 335-349

Oudman E,  Nijboer TCW, Postma A, Wijnia JW, Van der Stigchel (2015). Procedural learning and memory rehabilitation in Korsakoff's syndrome  - a review of the literature. Neuropsychology Review, 25, 2, 134-148

Smit M, Schutter D, Nijboer TCW, Visser-Meily JMA, Kappelle LJ, Kant N, Penninx J, Dijkerman HC (2015). Transcranial direct current stimulation to the parietal cortex in hemispatial neglect: A feasibility study. Neuropsychologia, 74, 152-161

Ten Brink AF, Nijboer TCW, Bergsma DP, Barton JJS, Van der Stigchel S (2015). Lack of multisensory integration in hemianopia: no influence of visual stimuli on aurally guided saccades to the blind hemifield. PLOS ONE, 10, 4, e0122054

Ten Brink AF, Visser-Meily JMA, Nijboer TCW (2015). Study Protocol of Prism Adaptation in Rehabilitation': a randomized controlled trial in stroke patients with neglect. BCM: Neurology, 15, 1, 5

Van der Stoep N, Van der Stigchel S, Nijboer TCW (2015). Exogenous spatial attention decreases audiovisual integration. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 77(2):464-482Paffen CLE, Van der Smagt MJ,

Nijboer TCW (2015). Cross-modal, bidirectional priming in grapheme-color synesthesia. Consciousness and Cognition, 33C:325-333Scarpina F, Van der Stigchel S,

Nijboer TCW, Dijkerman HC (2015). Prism adaptation changes the subjective proprioceptive localisation of the hands. Journal of Neuropsychology, 9, 1, 21-32


Spreij LA, Visser-Meily JMA, Van Heugten C, Nijboer TCW (2014). Novel insights into the rehabilitation of memory post acquired brain injury: a systematic review. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 16, 8, 993

Dalmaijer E, Van der Stigchel S, Nijboer TCW, Cornelissen T, Husain M (2014). CancellationTools: All-in-one software for administration and analysis of cancellation tasks. Behavior Research Methods,

Nijboer TCW, Ten Brink AF, Van der Stoep N, Visser-Meily JMA (2014). Neglecting posture: Differences in balance impairments between peripersonal and extrapersonal neglect. Neuroreport, 25, 17, 1381-1385

Oudman E, Postma A, Van der Stigchel S, Appelhof B, Wijnia JW, Nijboer TCW (2014). The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) is superior to the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) in detection of Korsakoff's syndrome. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 28, 7, 1123-1132

Nijboer TCW, Kollen B, Kwakkel G (2014). The impact of recovery of visuo-spatial neglect on motor recovery of the upper paretic limb after stroke. PLOS ONE

Delogu F, Gravina M, Nijboer TCW, Postma A (2014). Binding ‘what’ and ‘where’ in auditory working memory: an asymmetrical association between sound identity and sound location. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 26, 788-798

Bethlehem R, Dumoulin SO, Dalmaijer E, Smit M, Nijboer TCW, Berendschot T, Van der Stigchel S (2014). Decreased fixation stability of the preferred retinal location in juvenile macular degeneration. PLOS ONE 9(6):e100171

Oudman E, Van der Stigchel S, Postma A, Wijnia JW, Nijboer TCW (2014). A case of chronic Wernicke's encephalopathy: a neuropsychological study. Frontiers in Psychiatry, section Neurodegeneration, 5, 59

Van der Stoep N, Nijboer TCW, Van der Stigchel S (2014). Exogenous orienting of crossmodal attention in 3D space: Support for a depth-aware crossmodal attentional system. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21, 3, 708-714

Van der Stigchel S, Nijboer TCW (2014). Introduction to the research topic novel insights in rehabilitation of neglect. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 14, 8, 233

Ten Brink AF, Nijboer TCW, Van der Stoep N, Van der Stigchel S (2014) The influence of vertically and horizontally aligned visual distractors on aurally guided saccadic eye movements. Experimental Brain Research, 232, 4, 1357-1366

Nijboer TCW, Olthoff L, Van der Stigchel S, Visser-Meily JMA (2014). Prism adaptation improves postural imbalance in neglect patients. Neuroreport, 25, 5, 307-311

Nijboer TCW, Ten Brink AF,  Kouwenhoven M, Visser-Meily JMA (2014). Functional assessment of region-specific neglect: are there
differential behavioural consequences of peripersonal versus extrapersonal neglect? Behavioural Neurology, 526407


Oudman E, Nijboer TCW , Postma A, Wijnia J, Kerklaan S, Lindsen K, Van der Stigchel S. (2013). Acquisition of an instrumental activity of daily living in patients with Korsakoff's syndrome: a comparison of trial and error and errorless learning. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 23, 6, 888-913

Van der Stoep N, Visser-Meily JM, Kappelle LJ, de Kort PL, Huisman KD, Eijsackers AL, Kouwenhoven M, Van der Stigchel S, Nijboer TCW (2013). Exploring near and far regions of space: Distance-specific visuospatial neglect after stroke. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 35, 8, 799-811

Van der Stigchel, S., Bethlehem, R.A.I., Klein, B.P., Berendschot, T.T.J.M., Nijboer, T.C.W. , Dumoulin, S.O. (2013). Macular degeneration affects eye movement behaviour during visual search. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 579

Franco Delogu, Wouter M. Bergmann Tiest, Tanja C.W. Nijboer, Astrid M.L. Kappers, Albert Postma (2013). Binding in haptics: Integration of "what" and "where" information in working memory for active touch. PlosOne, 8, 2, e55606

Nijboer T.C.W., Van der Port, I., Schepers, V., Post, M., Visser-Meily, J.M.A. (2013). Predicting functional outcome after stroke: the influence of neglect on basic activities in daily living. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 182

Smit, M., Van der Stigchel, S., Visser-Meily, A., Kouwenhoven, M., Eijsackers, A.L.H., Nijboer, T.C.W. (2013). The feasibility of computer-based prism adaptation to ameliorate neglect in sub-acute stroke patients admitted to a rehabilitation center. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 353

Nijboer, T.C.W., Kollen, B., Kwakkel, G. (2013). Time course of visuospatial neglect early after stroke: a longitudinal cohort study. Cortex, 49(8), 2021-2027

Van der Stigchel, S., Nijboer, T.C.W., Bultitude, J.H., Rafal, R.D. (2013). Delayed oculomotor inhibition in patients with lesions to the human frontal oculomotor cortex. Brain and Cognition, 82,192-200

Van der Stigchel, S., Nijboer, T.C.W. (2013). How global is the global effect? The spatial characteristics of saccade averaging. Vision Research, 84, 6-15

J Bultitude, S van der Stigchel, TCW Nijboer (2013). Prism adaptation alters spatial remapping in healthy individuals: evidence from double-step saccades. Cortex, 49, 759-770


Van der Stoep N, Nijboer TC, Van der Stigchel S (2012). Non-lateralized auditory input enhances averaged vectors in the oculomotor system. Experimental Brain Research, 221(4), 377-384

Van der Stigchel S, Reichenbach RC, Wester AJ, Nijboer TC (2012). Antisaccade performance in Korsakoff patients reveals deficits in oculomotor inhibition. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 34(8), 876-886

F Delogu, TC Nijboer, A Postma (2012). Encoding location and serial order in auditory working memory: evidence for separable processes. Cognitive Processing, 13, 3: 267-276

Van der Stigchel S, Heeman J, Nijboer TC (2012). Averaging is not everything: the saccade global effect weakens with increasing stimulus size. Vision Research, 62: 108-115

M Hudson, TC Nijboer, T Jellema (2012). Implicit Social Learning in Relation to Autistic-Like Traits. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42(12), 2534-2545

F Delogu, TC Nijboer, A Postma (2012). Binding "When" and "Where" Impairs Temporal, but not Spatial Recall in Auditory and Visual Working Memory. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 62

S van der Stigchel, TCW Nijboer, DP Bergsma, JJ Barton, CL Paffen (2012). Measuring palinopsia: characteristics of a persevering visual sensation from cerebral pathology.Journal of Neurological Sciences, 316 (1-2): 184-188

S van der Stigchel, M van Koningsbruggen, TC Nijboer, A List, RD Rafal (2012). The role of the frontal eye fields in the oculomotor inhibition of reflexive saccades: Evidence from lesion patients. Neuropsychologia, 50, 1, 198-203

TCW Nijboer, T Jellema (2012). Unequal impairment in the recognition of positive and negative emotions after right hemisphere lesions: A left hemisphere bias for happy faces. Journal of Neuropsychology, 6(1), 79-93


S van der Stigchel, TCW Nijboer (2011). The global effect: what determines where the eyes land? A review of the literature. Journal of Eye Movement Research.

CL Paffen, MJ van der Smagt, TCW Nijboer (2011). Colour-grapheme synesthesia affects binocular vision. Frontiers in Psychology, 2, 314

TCW Nijboer, Satris G, Van der Stigchel S. (2011). The influence of synesthesia on eye movements: no synesthetic pop-out in an oculomotor target selection task. Conciousness and Cognition, 20, 4, 1193-1200

TCW Nijboer, SF te Pas, MJ van der Smagt (2011). Detecting gradual visual changes in colour and brightness agnosia: a double dissociation. Neuroreport, 22, 4, 175-180

Tanja CW Nijboer, Gudrun MS Nys, Maarten J van der Smagt, Stefan Van der Stigchel, H Chris Dijkerman (2011). Repetitive long-term prism adaptation permanently improves the detection of contralesional visual stimuli in a patient with chronic neglect. Cortex

Tanja CW Nijboer, Titia Gebuis, Susan F te Pas, Maarten J van der Smagt (2011). Interactions between colour and synaesthetic colour: an effect of simultaneous colour contrast on synaesthetic colours. Vision Research, 51, 1, 43-47


Stefan van der Stigchel, Tanja CW Nijboer, Douwe Bergsma, Mathias Abegg, Jason Barton (2010). Anomalous global effects induced by blind distractors in visual hemifield defects. Brain & Cognition, 74, 1, 66-73

Tanja CW Nijboer, Anneloes Vree, Chris H Dijkerman, Stefan van der Stigchel (2010). Prism adaptation influences perception but not attention: evidence from antisaccades. Neuroreport, 21, 5, 386-389

Stefan van der Stigchel, Tanja CW Nijboer (2010). The imbalance of oculomotor capture in unilateral visual neglect. Consciousness and Cognition, 19, 186-197


Tanja C.W. Nijboer, Gudrun M.S. Nys, Maarten J. van der Smagt, Edward H.F. de Haan (2009). A selective deficit in the appreciation and recognition of brightness: brightness agnosia? Cortex, 45, 7, 816-824

HC Dijkerman, RD McIntosh, I Schindler, TCW Nijboer, AD Milner (2009). Choosing between alternative wrist postures: action planning needs perception. Neuropsychologia, 47, 6, 1476-1482

Titia Gebuis, Tanja C.W. Nijboer, Maarten J. van der Smagt (2009). Multiple dimensions in bi-directional synesthesia. European Journal of Neuroscience, 29, 8, 1703-1710.

T.Gebuis, T.C.W.Nijboer, M.J.van der Smagt (2009) Of colored numbers and numbered colors: interactive processes in grapheme color synesthesia. Experimental Psychology, 56, 3, 180-187

TCW Nijboer, S Van der Stigchel (2009). Is attention essential for inducing synesthetic colors? Evidence from oculomotor distractors. Journal of Vision, 9, 6, 21, 1-9


Tanja C.W. Nijboer, Carla Ruis, H. Bart van der Worp, Edward H.F. de Haan (2008). The role of 'Funktionswandel' in Metamorphopsia. Journal of Neuropsychology, 2, 1, 287-300

Tanja C.W. Nijboer, Ryota Kanai, Edward H.F. de Haan, Maarten J. van der Smagt (2008). Recognising the forest, but not the trees: an effect of colour on scene perception and recognition. Consciousness and Cognition, 17, 3, 741-752

T.C.W. Nijboer, R. D. McIntosh, G.M.S. Nys, H.C. Dijkerman, A.D. Milner (2008). Prism adaptation improves voluntary but not automatic orienting in neglect. Neuroreport, 19, 3, 293-298

Gudrun M.S. Nys, Tanja C.W. Nijboer, Edward H.F. de Haan (2008). Incomplete ipsilesional hallucinations in a patient with neglect. Cortex, 44, 350-352

R.W. Kentridge, T.C.W. Nijboer, C.A. Heywood (2008). Attented but unseen: visual attention is not sufficient for visual awareness. Neuropsychologia, 46, 3, 864-869


Martine J.E. van Zandvoort, Tanja C.W. Nijboer, Edward H.F. de Haan (2007). Developmental colour agnosia. Cortex, 43, 6, 750-757

Tanja C.W. Nijboer, Maarten J. van der Smagt, Martine J.E. van Zandvoort, Edward H.F. de Haan (2007). Colour agnosia impairs the recognition of natural, but not of non-natural scenes. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 24, 2, 152-161

Tanja C.W. Nijboer, Martine J.E. van Zandvoort, Edward H.F. de Haan (2007). Seeing red primes tomato: evidence for comparable priming from colour and colour name primes to semantically related words. Cognitive Processing, 7, 4, 269-274

Tanja C.W. Nijboer, Martine J.E. van Zandvoort, Edward H.F. de Haan (2007). A familial factor in the development of colour agnosia. Neuropsychologia, 45, 8, 1961-1965

Tanja C.W. Nijboer, Martine J.E. van Zandvoort, Edward H.F. de Haan (2006). Implicit acces to colour names in a case of colour agnosia. Neuropsychologia, 44, 8, 1437-1443

National publications:
Teuni ten Brink, Anne Visser-Meily, Jurre Verwer, Anja Eijsackers, Mirjam Kouwenhoven, Tanja Nijboer (2017). Links- versus rechtszijdig neglect: zoek de verschillen! En vind de overeenkomsten. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Revalidatiegeneeskunde

Teuni ten Brink, Tanja Nijboer, Anne Visser-Meily (2017). De behandeling van neglect, een aandachtsstoornis. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde

Marc van den Heerik, Lauriane Spreij, Anne Visser-Meily, Ingrid Rentinck, Marjolein Verhoef, Tanja Nijboer (2017). Spelend revalideren: is er toekomst voor virtual reality in de cognitieve kinderrevalidatie: een literatuuroverzicht. Neuropraxis

Hileen Boosman, Caroline van Heugten, Tanja Nijboer, Ieke Winkens, Anne Visser-Meily (2016). Dynamisch testen: een bruikbare methode voor het inschatten van cognitieve leerbaarheid na hersenletsel? Tijdschrift voor Neuropsychologie, 11, 2

Floor Verheul, Lauriane Spreij, Nicolien de Rooij, Michiel Claessen, Anne Visser-Meily, Tanja Nijboer (2016). Virtual Reality als behandeling in de cognitieve revalidatie: een systematische review. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Revalidatiegeneeskunde, 2, 47-53

Oudman E, Postma A, Van der Stigchel S, Appelhof B, Wijnia JW, Nijboer TCW (2015). De MoCA en MMSE als screeningsinstrumenten voor alcoholgerelateerde cognitieve stoornissen en het syndroom van Korsakov. Neuropraxis

Angelica M. Tinga, Johanna M. A. Visser-Meily, Maarten J. van der Smagt, H. Chris Dijkerman, Tanja C. W. Nijboer (2014). Innovatieve cognitieve revalidatietechnieken gericht op functieherstel bij hemispatieel neglect. Tijdschrift voor Neuropsychologie, 9, 3, 207

Teuni ten Brink, Anne Visser-Meily, Tanja Nijboer (2014). Effectiviteit van prisma adaptatie als behandeling voor hemispatieel neglect. Tijdschrift voor Neuropsychologie, 9, 1, 2-15

Teuni ten Brink, Tanja Nijboer, Lara van Beekum, Jannet van Dijk, Renee Peeters, Marcel Post, Anne Visser-Meily (2013).  De Nederlandse Catherine Bergego schaal: een bruikbaar en valide instrument in de CVA zorg. Wetenschappelijk Tijdschrift voor Ergotherapie, 3, 27-34

Krista Huisman, Anne Visser-Meily, Anja Eijsackers, Tanja Nijboer (2013). Hoe kan diagnostiek van visueel neglect verbeterd worden? Tijdschrift voor Neuropsychologie, 8, 3, 134-140

Miranda Smit, Dennis J.L.G. Schutter, Tanja Nijboer, H. Chris Dijkerman, L. Jaap Kappelle (2013). Transcraniale gelijkstroomstimulatie: Mogelijk nieuwe behandeling voor unilateraal 'neglect'. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 157:A6056

S Van der Stigchel, Tanja Nijboer (2013). Hemispatieel neglect: meer dan slechts een aandachtsprobleem? Tijdschrift voor Neuropsychologie

Tanja Nijboer, S Van der Stigchel (2011). Spiegelschrijven; een stoornis in mentale representaties? Tijdschrift voor Neuropsychologie

Tanja Nijboer, Edward de Haan (2008). Casuistiek: Aangeboren kleuragnosie. Tijdschrift voor Neuropsychologie, 3, 1,

Tanja CW Nijboer, Edward HF de Haan (2007). Neuropsychologie van gezichtswaarneming. Neuropraxis, 11, 6, 168-173

Tanja Nijboer, Edward de Haan (2008). Neuropsychologie van de kleurwaarneming. Tijdschrift voor de Neuropsychiatrie en Gedragsneurologie, 7, 3, 75

Book chapters:

Nathan van der Stoep, Albert Postma, Tanja Nijboer (2016). Multisensory perception and the coding of space. In: Neuropsychology of Space; A. Postma & I. van der Ham. Elsevier

Stefan van der Stigchel, Tanja Nijboer (2016). Spatial attention and eye movements. In: Neuropsychology of Space; A. Postma & I. van der Ham. Elsevier

Tanja CW Nijboer
, Bruno Laeng (2013). Synaesthesia, eye-movements, and pupillometry. In: Oxford Handbook of Synaesthesia; J. Simner & E. Hubbard. Oxford University Press, UK

Tanja CW Nijboer, Joost Heutink (2012). Visuele waarneming. In: Klinische Neuropsychologie; Roy Kessels, Paul Eling, Rudolf Ponds, Joke Spikman, Martine van Zandvoort. Uitgeverij Boom, Neuropsychologische handboeken, AmsterdamV