Dr. Steven Scholte

Co-founder, C.E.O. and C.F.O. of Neurensics

Steven is associate professor at the University of Amsterdam, where he is head of the Spinoza scan-center. He is in charge of all Neurensics Data Analysis and Operations, making sure you have accurate data within days. Looks a bit stern because he also takes care of finances.

Martin de Munnik

Co-founder and C.C.O. of Neurensics

Martin has thirty years of experience in marketing, having led several advertising companies before founding Neurensics. He is Chief Communications Officer and his enthusiasm may very well be the reason you contacted Neurensics.

Prof. Dr. Victor Lamme

Co-founder, C.S.O of Neurensics

Victor is full professor of cognitive neuroscience at the University of Amsterdam. As a Chief Science Officer, he guards the scientific validity of the methods that Neurensics uses. You may have seen him at a talk somewhere, displaying his excitement about neuromarketing.

Drs. Walter Limpens

Senior Client Executive

Walter has a background in social psychology and business science, and makes sure your project runs smoothly from start to end. He translates your questions into research, and turns research into actionable insights. Always at your disposal, but likes soccer, so don't call him on Sundays.

Drs. Vladimir den Baars

Client Director

Vladimir worked for Millward Brown as a Business Unit and Client Director and decided to join the ranks of Neurensics. He combines quantitative skills with the ability to listen to the client, to provide solutions you can rely on. Neurensics is happy with him and the feeling is clearly mutual.

Drs. Andries van der Leij

Head of Research and Development

Andries is mainly responsible for all internet based research. He is also head of our R&D program, constantly designing new analysis methods for large and interrelated data sets. If things get difficult, clients may get to see him.

Eline Lampers


Eline studies psychology and cognitive neuroscience at the University of Amsterdam. She starts up and executes research, mostly internet testing. She also makes sure all our methods get fully documented. That smile you see is always on.

Dirk Zomerdijk


Dirk performed a bachelor in Neurobiology and found his passion for programming during his internship at Neurensics. He now develops new tools with the latest knowledge of data visualisation. Additionally, he is extending his skillset by performing a Master's programme in Computational Science.

Drs. Deborah Verjans

Research Executive

Deborah studied Economic and Consumer Psychology at the University of Leiden. With her interest in consumer behavior and neuromarketing, she is always looking for actionable insights. She likes to dive into consumer research, and she also likes diving in the sea.

Sanne Truijen


Sanne studied Brain and Cognition in Society at the University of Amsterdam and is now finishing up Medical Psychology at the University of Leiden. She has an ongoing interest in human decision making and the influence of tone of voice. Currently, she works on developing the Medical Decision Neuroscience line and writes blogs for our LinkedIn and website. Check it out!

Brechje Bakker

Junior Researcher

Brechje is a Psychobiology student at the University of Amsterdam. She is mainly responsible for planning and recruitment of participants for the fMRI and EEG studies. She is interested in human subconsciousness and decision making and she hopes her work here will help find the perfect track within neuroscience, just as she likes riding down tracks with her longboard.

Pauline Theunissen

Sales & Marketing Intern

Pauline studied Business Administration, with a specialization in Marketing, at the Vrije University of Amsterdam.
During her studies she followed courses in neuroscience which made her interested in the combination of neuroscience and business. Why people think and do things in a certain way and why people don’t do what they say, are questions that she finds fascinating. At Neurensics she wants to get some field experience before she starts her Master's program in Neuromarketing in Denmark next year.

Rogier van Koningsbruggen

Research Intern

Rogier writes his Psychobiology bachelor thesis during his internship. He will use a new neuroimaging research method to examine the concept of event boundaries in commercials. While studying Psychobiology the subconsciousness raised his interest. By choosing for this internship at Neurensics he hopes to learn more about applied neuroscience.

Julius Wantenaar

Research Intern

This is Julius, an intern here at Neurensics. He studies the prediction of the emotional response people have when watching a commercial. If he succeeds, so will his bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology.

Merel Koster

Research Intern

Merel studies Psychobiology at the University of Amsterdam and is doing an internship to complete her bachelor. She will use a new neuroimaging research method to investigate which type of commercial has a bigger effect on brand perception. With her internship she hopes to help optimising commercials, just as she hopes to make her couscous better every day.

Pleun Strooper

Research Intern

Pleun is a Psychobiology student at the University of Amsterdam and is doing an internship at Neurensics to complete her bachelor. She will use a new research method to investigate the differences in brain activity between action and institutional advertisement. Besides progressing up the career ladder, she is also a skilled bargain hunter.

Cato Zantman

Research Intern

Cato is a psychobiology student who aspires to complete her bachelors by doing an internship at Neurensics. The question she attempts to answer is whether the presence of smiling faces in commercials has an effect on brand perception. On her own face, a smile is present except for early mornings.

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