Tom Smeets

Tom Smeets is an associate professor at Maastricht University. His primary research interest concerns the “Neurobiology of Learning and Memory”, with a specific emphasis on the modulating role of stress and stress hormones (e.g., cortisol) on memory performance. Currently, he is running several research projects that aim to better understand why some people, when stressed, revert to their old, maladaptive habits (e.g., bingeing, smoking, drinking) by unravelling the underlying brain mechanisms.