Dr. Martijn Arns

Founder & Research Director, Brainclinics Foundation

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, now part of the non-profit Brainclinics Foundation, as an independent research institute. Brainclinics’ mission is focused on Applied Neuroscience from the clinic to the clinic. The results of this research are a valuable aid in the treatment and prevention of symptoms such as mood-, concentration-, impulse control-, and sleep problems, often seen in disorders such as depression, ADHD, and insomnia. Further specialties are brain imaging (QEEG, ERPs), chronobiology and sleep and Research Domain Criteria (RDoC). 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 150 scientific publications and 4 patents.

Martijn is an Associate Professor at the University of Maastricht and Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam.

In 2006 Martijn founded Brainclinics Treatment as a Brainclinics spin-off where new innovative treatments (rTMS, Neurofeedback) and assessments (sleep, QEEG) were pioneered and validated. This clinic was acquired by the neuroCare Group in 2015 and protocols and assessments developed here, now form the basis of neuroCare Clinics worldwide, where he still serves as a scientific adviser. 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.