Suzanne Oosterwijk

Suzanne Oosterwijk received her Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam. After working as a postdoc at Northeastern University in Boston for three years, she is now back at the University of Amsterdam. One of her main research interests is how the brain constructs emotion. More specifically, she studies how neural systems implement the interaction between concepts and bodily states to produce emotion experience and emotion understanding. Recently, she started to investigate morbid curiosity: the phenomenon that people regularly approach and explore highly intense negative stimuli. E-mail: