In press

  • Chye, Y., Lorenzetti, V., Suo, C., Batalla, A., Cousijn, J., Goudriaan, A. E., … Solowij, N. (2018). Alteration to hippocampal volume and shape confined to cannabis dependence: a multi-site study. Addiction Biology.
  • Peeters, M., & Cousijn, J. Development of alcohol use. In S. Hupp, & J. Jewell (Eds.), The encyclopaedia of child and adolescent development. Chicester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Kaag, A. M., Wiers, R. W., de Vries, T. J., Pattij, T., & Goudriaan, A. E. (2018). Striatal alcohol cue-reactivity is stronger in male than female problem drinkers. European Journal of Neuroscience.
  • Schulte, M. H., Kaag, A. M., Boendermaker, W. J., van den Brink, W., Goudriaan, A. E., & Wiers, R. W. (2019). The effect of N-acetylcysteine and working memory training on neural mechanisms of working memory and cue reactivity in regular cocaine users. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging.
  • Karel, P., Almacellas‐Barbanoj, A., Prijn, J., Kaag, A. M., Reneman, L., Verheij, M. M., & Homberg, J. R. (2018). Appetitive to aversive counter‐conditioning as intervention to reduce reinstatement of reward‐seeking behavior: the role of the serotonin transporter. Addiction biology.


  • ENIGMA Addiction Working Group (2019). Mega-Analysis of Gray Matter Volume in Substance Dependence: General and Substance-Specific Regional Effects. The American Journal of Psychiatry176(2), 119-128.
  • Gorey, C., Kuhns, L., Smaragdi, E., Kroon, E., & Cousijn, J. (2019). Age-related differences in the impact of cannabis use on the brain and cognition: a systematic review. European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience. 269(1), 37-58.
  • Chye, Y., Suo, C., Lorenzetti, V., Batalla, A., Cousijn, J., Goudriaan, A. E., … Yücel, M. (2019). Cortical surface morphology in long-term cannabis users: A multi-site MRI study. European Neuropsychopharmacology29(2), 257-265.


  • Labots, M., Cousijn, J., Jolink, L. A., Kenemans, J. L., Vanderschuren, L. J. M. J., & Lesscher, H. M. B. (2018). Age-Related Differences in Alcohol Intake and Control Over Alcohol Seeking in Rats. Frontiers in Psychiatry9, [419].
  • Cousijn, J., & van Duijvenvoorde, A. C. K. (2018). Cognitive and Mental Health Predictors of Withdrawal Severity During an Active Attempt to Cut Down Cannabis Use. Frontiers in Psychiatry9, [301].
  • Kong, X-Z., Mathias, S. R., Guadalupe, T., ENIGMA Laterality Working Group. (2018). Mapping cortical brain asymmetry in 17,141 healthy individuals worldwide via the ENIGMA Consortium. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America115(22), E5154-E5163.
  • Cousijn, J., Núñez, A. E., & Filbey, F. M. (2018). Time to acknowledge the mixed effects of cannabis on health: a summary and critical review of the NASEM 2017 report on the health effects of cannabis and cannabinoids. Addiction113(5), 958-966.
  • Leeman, R. F., Nogueira, C., Wiers, R. W., Cousijn, J., Serafini, K., DeMartini, K. S., … O’Malley, S. S. (2018). A Test of Multisession Automatic Action Tendency Retraining to Reduce Alcohol Consumption Among Young Adults in the Context of a Human Laboratory Paradigm. Alcoholism – Clinical and Experimental Research42(4), 803-814.
  • Cousijn, J., Luijten, M., & Feldstein Ewing, S. W. (2018). Adolescent resilience to addiction: a social plasticity hypothesis. The Lancent Child & Adolescent Health2(1), 69-78.
  • Kaag, A. M., Schulte, M. H. J., Jansen, J. M., van Wingen, G., Homberg, J., van den Brink, W., … Reneman, L. (2018). The relation between gray matter volume and the use of alcohol, tobacco, cocaine and cannabis in male polysubstance users. Drug and Alcohol Dependence187, 186-194. 
  • Kaag, A. M., Reneman, L., Homberg, J., Van Den Brink, W., & van Wingen, G. A. (2018). enhanced amygdala-striatal Functional connectivity during the Processing of cocaine cues in Male cocaine Users with a history of childhood Trauma. Frontiers in psychiatry9, 70.
  • Kaag, A. M., Goudriaan, A. E., de Vries, T. J., Pattij, T., & Wiers, R. W. (2018). A high working memory load prior to memory retrieval reduces craving in non-treatment seeking problem drinkers. Psychopharmacology235(3), 695-708.


  • Chye, Y., Solowij, N., Ganella, E. P., Suo, C., Yücel, M., Batalla, A., … Lorenzetti, V. (2017). Role of orbitofrontal sulcogyral pattern on lifetime cannabis use and depressive symptoms. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry79(B), 392-400.
  • Weckler, H., Kong, G., Larsen, H., Cousijn, J., Wiers, R. W., & Krishnan-Sarin, S. (2017). Impulsivity and approach tendencies towards cigarette stimuli: Implications for cigarette smoking and cessation behaviors among youth. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology25(5), 363-372.
  • Chye, Y., Solowij, N., Suo, C., Batalla, A., Cousijn, J., Goudriaan, A. E., … Yücel, M. (2017). Orbitofrontal and caudate volumes in cannabis users: a multi-site mega-analysis comparing dependent versus non-dependent users. Psychopharmacology234(13), 1985-1995.
  • Cousijn, J., Hessels, R. S., Van der Stigchel, S., & Kemner, C. (2017). Evaluation of the Psychometric Properties of the Gap-Overlap Task in 10-Month-Old Infants. Infancy22(4), 571-579.
  • Koenders, L., Lorenzetti, V., de Haan, L., Suo, C., Vingerhoets, W. A. M., van den Brink, W., … Cousijn, J. (2017). Longitudinal study of hippocampal volumes in heavy cannabis users. Journal of Psychopharmacology31(8), 1027-1034.
  • Prashad, S., Milligan, A. L., Cousijn, J., & Filbey, F. M. (2017). Cross-Cultural Effects of Cannabis Use Disorder: Evidence to Support a Cultural Neuroscience Approach. Current Addiction Reports4(2), 100-109.
  • Schulte, M. H. J., Kaag, A. M., Wiers, R. W., Schmaal, L., van den Brink, W., Reneman, L., … Goudriaan, A. E. (2017). Prefrontal Glx and GABA concentrations and impulsivity in cigarette smokers and smoking polysubstance users. Drug and Alcohol Dependence179, 117-123.
  • Kaag, A. M., van Wingen, G. A., Caan, M. W. A., Homberg, J. R., van den Brink, W., & Reneman, L. (2017). White matter alterations in cocaine users are negatively related to the number of additionally (ab)used substances. Addiction Biology22(4), 1048–1056.
  • Schulte, M. H. J., Goudriaan, A. E., Kaag, A. M., Kooi, D. P., van den Brink, W., Wiers, R. W., & Schmaal, L. (2017). The effect of N-acetylcysteine on brain glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid concentrations and on smoking cessation: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Journal of Psychopharmacology31(10), 1377-1379. 


  • Koenders, L., Cousijn, J., Vingerhoets, W. A. M., van den Brink, W., Wiers, R. W., Meijer, C. J., … de Haan, L. (2016). Grey Matter Changes Associated with Heavy Cannabis Use: A Longitudinal sMRI Study. PLoS ONE11(5), [e0152482].
  • Lobbestael, J., Cousijn, J., Brugman, S., & Wiers, R. W. (2016). Approach and avoidance towards aggressive stimuli and its relation to reactive and proactive aggression. Psychiatry Research240, 196-201.
  • Lorenzetti, V., Alonso-Lana, S., Youssef, G. J., Verdejo-Garcia, A., Suo, C., Cousijn, J., … Solowij, N. (2016). Adolescent cannabis use: What is the evidence for functional brain alteration? Current pharmaceutical design22(42), 6353-6365.
  • Lorenzetti, V., Batalla, A., & Cousijn, J. (2016). Cannabis Use Disorders and Altered Brain Morphology: Where is the evidence? Current Addiction Reports3(2), 189-198.
  • Lorenzetti, V., & Cousijn, J. (2016). Cannabis use disorders and brain morphology. In V. R. Preedy (Ed.), Neuropathology of drug addictions and substance misuse. – Vol. 1: Foundations of Understanding, tobacco, alcohol, cannabinoids and opioids (pp. 773-785). London: Elsevier Inc. [details]
  • Lorenzetti, V., Cousijn, J., Solowij, N., Garavan, H., Chao, S., Yücel, M., & Verdejo-García, A. (2016). The neurobiology of cannabis use disorders: A call for evidence. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience10(86).
  • Mackey, S., Kan, K-J., Chaarani, B., Alia-Klein, N., Batalla, A., Brooks, S., … Conrod, P. (2016). Genetic imaging consortium for addiction medicine: From neuroimaging to genes. Progress in Brain Research224, 203-223.
  • Vingerhoets, W. A. M., Koenders, L., van den Brink, W. P., Wiers, R. W., Goudriaan, A. E., van Amelsvoort, T., … Cousijn, J. (2016). Cue-induced striatal activity in frequent cannabis users independently predicts cannabis problem severity three years later. Journal of Psychopharmacology30(2), 152-158.
  • Kaag, A. M., Levar, N., Woutersen, K., Homberg, J., van den Brink, W., Reneman, L., & van Wingen, G. (2016). Hyperresponsiveness of the Neural Fear Network During Fear Conditioning and Extinction Learning in Male Cocaine Users. The American Journal of Psychiatry173(10), 1033-1042.
  • Kaag, A. M., Schluter, R. S., Karel, P., Homberg, J., van den Brink, W., Reneman, L., & van Wingen, G. A. (2016). Aversive Counterconditioning Attenuates Reward Signaling in the Ventral Striatum. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience10, [418].


  • Lindgren, K. P., Wiers, R. W., Teachman, B. A., Gasser, M. L., Westgate, E. C., Cousijn, J., … Neighbors, C. (2015). Attempted training of alcohol approach and drinking identity associations in US undergraduate drinkers: null results from two studies. PLoS ONE10(8), [e0134642].
  • Cousijn, J. (2015). Embracing comorbidity: a way towards understanding the role of motivational and control processes in cannabis use disorders. Frontiers in Psychology6, [677].
  • Cousijn, J., & Filbey, F. (2015). New approaches to treating cannabis dependence: from neuroscience to practice. In S. W. Feldstein Ewing, K. Witkiewitz, & F. M. Filbey (Eds.), Neuroimaging and psychosocial addiction treatment: an integrative guide for researchers and clinicians (pp. 97-110). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Cousijn, J., van Benthem, P., van der Schee, E., & Spijkerman, R. (2015). Motivational and control mechanisms underlying adolescent cannabis use disorders: a prospective study. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience16, 36-45.
  • Crunelle, C. L., Kaag, A. M., van den Munkhof, H. E., Reneman, L., Homberg, J. R., Sabbe, B., … van Wingen, G. (2015). Dysfunctional amygdala activation and connectivity with the prefrontal cortex in current cocaine users. Human Brain Mapping36(10), 4222-4230.
  • Brom, M., Laan, E., Everaerd, W., Spinhoven, P., Cousijn, J., & Both, S. (2015). The influence of emotion down-regulation on the expectation of sexual reward. Behavior Therapy46(3), 379-394.
  • Kong, G., Larsen, H., Cavallo, D. A., Becker, D., Cousijn, J., Salemink, E., … Krishnan-Sarin, S. (2015). Re-training automatic action tendencies to approach cigarettes among adolescent smokers: a pilot study. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse41(5), 425-432.
  • Van den Boomen, C., Jonkman, L. M., Jaspers-Vlamings, P. H. J. M., Cousijn, J., & Kemner, C. (2015). Developmental changes in ERP responses to spatial frequencies. PLoS ONE10(3), [e0122507].


  • Cousijn, J., Luijten, M., & Wiers, R. W. (2014). Mechanisms underlying alcohol-approach action tendencies: the role of emotional primes and drinking motives. Frontiers in Psychiatry5, 44. [44].
  • Cousijn, J., Vingerhoets, W. A. M., Koenders, L., de Haan, L., van den Brink, W., Wiers, R. W., & Goudriaan, A. E. (2014). Relationship between working-memory network function and substance use: a 3-year longitudinal fMRI study in heavy cannabis users and controls. Addiction Biology19(2), 282-293. [details]
  • Cousijn, J., Zanolie, K., Munsters, R. J. M., Kleibeuker, S. W., & Crone, E. A. (2014). The relation between resting state connectivity and creativity in adolescents before and after training. PLoS ONE9(9), e105780.
  • Kaag, A. M., Crunelle, C. L., van Wingen, G. A., Homberg, J., van den Brink, W., & Reneman, L. (2014). Relationship between trait impulsivity and cortical volume, thickness and surface area in male cocaine users and non-drug using controls. Drug and Alcohol Dependence144, 210-217.
  • Crunelle, C. L., Kaag, A. M., van Wingen, G. A., van den Munkhof, H. E., Homberg, J. R., Reneman, L., & van den Brink, W. (2014). Reduced frontal brain volume in non-treatment-seeking cocaine-dependent individuals: Exploring the role of impulsivity, depression, and smoking. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience8, [7].
  • Cousijn, J., Koolschijn, P. C. M. P., Zanolie, K., Kleibeuker, S. W., & Crone, E. A. (2014). The relation between gray matter morphology and divergent thinking in adolescents and young adults. PLoS ONE9(12), e114619. [e114619].
  • Cousijn, J., Wiers, R. W., Ridderinkhof, K. R., van den Brink, W., Veltman, D. J., & Goudriaan, A. E. (2014). Effect of baseline cannabis use and working-memory network function on changes in cannabis use in heavy cannabis users: a prospective fMRI study. Human Brain Mapping35(5), 2470-2482.
  • Larsen, H., Kong, G., Becker, D., Cousijn, J., Boendermaker, W., Cavallo, D., … Wiers, R. (2014). Implicit motivational processes underlying smoking in American and Dutch adolescents. Frontiers in Psychiatry5, 51. [51].
  • Schulte, M. H. J., Cousijn, J., den Uyl, T. E., Goudriaan, A. E., van den Brink, W., Veltman, D. J., … Wiers, R. W. (2014). Recovery of neurocognitive functions following sustained abstinence after substance dependence and implications for treatment. Clinical Psychology Review34(7), 531-550.
  • Gainsbury, S. M., Blankers, M., Wilkinson, C., Schelleman-Offermans, K., & Cousijn, J. (2014). Recommendations for international gambling harm-minimisation guidelines: comparison with effective public health policy. Journal of Gambling Studies30(4), 771-788.
  • Koenders, L., Machielsen, M. W., van der Meer, F. J., van Gasselt, A. C., Meijer, C. J., van den Brink, W., … de Haan, L. (2014). Brain volume in male patients with recent onset schizophrenia with and without cannabis use disorders. Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience39(6), 140081. [140081].


  • Beraha, E. M., Cousijn, J., Hermanides, E., Goudriaan, A. E., & Wiers, R. W. (2013). Implicit associations and explicit expectancies toward cannabis in heavy cannabis users and controls. Frontiers in Psychiatry4, 59. [59].
  • Cousijn, J., Snoek, R. W. M., & Wiers, R. W. (2013). Cannabis intoxication inhibits avoidance action tendencies: a field study in the Amsterdam coffee shops. Psychopharmacology229(1), 167-176.
  • Cousijn, J., Goudriaan, A. E., Ridderinkhof, K. R., van den Brink, W., Veltman, D. J., & Wiers, R. W. (2013). Neural responses associated with cue-reactivity in frequent cannabis users. Addiction Biology18(3), 570-580.
  • Cousijn, J., Watson, P., Koenders, L., Vingerhoets, W. A. M., Goudriaan, A. E., & Wiers, R. W. (2013). Cannabis dependence, cognitive control and attentional bias for cannabis words. Addictive Behaviors38(12), 2825-2832.
  • Cousijn, J., Wiers, R. W., Ridderinkhof, K. R., van den Brink, W., Veltman, D. J., Porrino, L. J., & Goudriaan, A. E. (2013). Individual differences in decision making and reward processing predict changes in cannabis use: a prospective functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Addiction Biology18(6), 1013-1023.
  • Watson, P., de Wit, S., Cousijn, J., Hommel, B., & Wiers, R. W. (2013). Motivational mechanisms underlying the approach bias to cigarettes. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology4(3), 250-262.
  • Schouw, M. L. J., De Ruiter, M. B., Kaag, A. M., van den Brink, W., Lindauer, R. J. L., & Reneman, L. (2013). Dopaminergic dysfunction in abstinent dexamphetamine users: Results from a pharmacological fMRI study using a reward anticipation task and a methylphenidate challenge. Drug and Alcohol Dependence130(1-3), 52-60.
  • Schouw, M. L. J., Kaag, A. M., Caan, M. W. A., Heijtel, D. F. R., Majoie, C. B. L. M., Nederveen, A. J., … Reneman, L. (2013). Mapping the hemodynamic response in human subjects to a dopaminergic challenge with dextroamphetamine using ASL-based pharmacological MRI. NeuroImage72, 1-9. 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.12.056


  • Cousijn, J., Goudriaan, A. E., Ridderinkhof, K. R., van den Brink, W., Veltman, D. J., & Wiers, R. W. (2012). Approach-bias predicts development of cannabis problem severity in heavy cannabis users: results from a prospective FMRI study. PLoS ONE7(9), [e42394]
  • Cousijn, J., Wiers, R. W., Ridderinkhof, K. R., van den Brink, W., Veltman, D. J., & Goudriaan, A. E. (2012). Grey matter alterations associated with cannabis use: results of a VBM study in heavy cannabis users and healthy controls. NeuroImage59(4), 3845-3851.


  • Cousijn, J., Goudriaan, A. E., & Wiers, R. W. (2011). Reaching out towards cannabis: approach-bias in heavy cannabis users predicts changes in cannabis use. Addiction106(9), 1667-1674.
  • Schmaal, L., Berk, L., Hulstijn, K. P., Cousijn, J., Wiers, R. W., & van den Brink, W. (2011). Efficacy of N-acetylcysteine in the treatment of nicotine dependence: a double-blind placebo-controlled pilot study. European Addiction Research17(4), 211-216.
  • Veeneman, M. M. J., Boleij, H., Broekhoven, M. H., Snoeren, E. M. S., Guitart Masip, M., Cousijn, J., … Vanderschuren, L. J. M. J. (2011). Dissociable roles of mGlu5 and dopamine receptors in the rewarding and sensitizing properties of morphine and cocaine. Psychopharmacology214(4), 863-876.