Chief Scientific Adviser
Martijn Arns graduated in the late 90’s as a biological psychologist at Radboud University in Nijmegen, conducted several projects in the field of applied neuroscience in Sydney (Westmead Hospital), Munich (Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry) and Scotland (Organon Research in Newhouse). Martijn received his PhD at Utrecht University on the topic of 'EEG-based personalized medicine for ADHD and depression' and is specialized in neurobiological aspects of ADHD and depression.
In 2001 he founded Research Institute Brainclinics as an independent research institute, where he further specialises in advancing the understanding of psychiatric disorders through brain imaging (QEEG, ERPs), chronobiology and sleep, Research Domain Criteria (RDoC), which knowledge should aid in a future of personalised medicine in mental health. He is further specialised in the development and application of neuromodulation techniques such as neurofeedback in the treatment of ADHD and magnetic brain stimulation (rTMS) in the treatment of depression and OCD. At Brainclinics he supervises a team of senior researchers and PhD's, collaborates with many international colleagues and published more than 120 scientific publications and 4 patents. Martijn is also affiliated with Utrecht University, department of experimental psychology.
In 2006 Martijn founded Psychology Practice Brainclinics as a Brainclinics spin-off where new innovative treatments (rTMS, Neurofeedback) and assessments (sleep, QEEG) were pioneered and validated. This clinic was acquired in 2015 by the neuroCare Group and protocols, assessments and training courses developed here, now form the basis of neuroCare Clinics worldwide. In addition, Martijn was also founding director of Brainquiry (until 2007), editor of various scientific journals and books, organized many international conferences and served on the board of several international professional organisations, married with 2 children, tri-athlete and every now and then indulges in playing double-bass and acoustic guitar.