Alan gave a talk at the "Advances in the Study of Affect and Politics" workshop at the Royal Dutch Science Academy in Amsterdam. Speakers from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines (political science, public policy, governance, psychology, neuroscience) presented on a wide range of topics that connected to emotions and politics.

Congratulations to Tom van Gestel who successfully defended his thesis for the degree, MSc in Science, Management and Innovation. Tom produce an excellent thesis in our lab this year in which he investigated decision-making in the context of sustainable transportation. Well done, Tom! We look forward to celebrating your graduation (and officially bestowing you with the title 'Master') very soon!

This year we are happy to welcome Aline Dantas as visiting PhD student in our lab! Aline is completing her PhD at Maastricht University where she has been investigating decision-making under risk and uncertainty. In our lab, she will be working on an exciting project focused on the gut-brain axis and how it affects human decision-making under risk. For that, she will work with different techniques of brain stimulation and neuroimaging. Enjoy your stay, Aline!