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Bas Neggers

Associate Professor

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Bas Neggers was trained as a biophysicist at the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and received his MSc degree in experimental physics in 1996. He obtained his PhD degree at the Max-Planck-Institute in Munich, Germany. He is actively pursuing valorization of techniques developed at the UMC Utrecht in order to help others benefit from our innovative approaches (see He founded his own company Brain Science Tools ( to achieve these goals. Currently he is associate professor at the neuroimaging research group at the UMC Utrecht. He head the fMRI guided TMS workgroup within the department, and he focusses on functional neuroimaging and neurostimulation methods development, neurocomputational modeling and the control of action preparation in healthy subjects and patients with several disorders.

Most recent key publications

1: T.P. Gutteling, S.Y. Park, J.L. Kenemans, S.F.W. Neggers. TMS of the anterior intraparietal area selectively modulates orientation change detection during action preparation. J Neurophysiol. 2013 [Epub ahead of print]
2: K.M. Sharika, S.F.W. Neggers. T.P. Gutteling, S. van der Stigchel, C.H. Dijkerman, A. Murthy (in press). Proactive control of sequential saccades in the human supplementary eye field. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A.
3: S.E. Bosch, S.F.W. Neggers, S. van der Stigchel (in press). The role of the frontal eye fields in oculomotor competition: image-guided TMS enhances contralateral target selection. Cerebral Cortex
4: S.F.W. Neggers, R.M. van Diepen, B.B. Zandbelt, M. Vink, R.C.W. Mandl, T. P. Gutteling (2012). A functional and structural investigation of the human fronto-basal volitional saccade network. PLoS ONE 7(1): e29517
5: A.D. de Weijer, S.F. Neggers, K.M. Diederen, R.C. Mandl, R.S. Kahn, H.E. Hulshoff Pol, I.E. Sommer (in press). Aberrations in the arcuate fasciculus are associated with auditory verbal hallucinations in psychotic and in non-psychotic individuals. Human Brain Mapping, doi: 10.1002/hbm.21463

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Recent publications

Prevalence, risk factors and optimal way to determine overweight, obesity and morbid obesity, in the first Dutch cohort of 2,338 long-term survivors of childhood cancer V G Pluimakers, J E van Atteveld, D T C de Winter, M Bolier, M Fiocco, R A J Nievelstein, G O R Janssens, D Bresters, M van der Heiden-van der Loo, A C H de Vries, M Louwerens, H J van der Pal, S M F Pluijm, C M Ronckers, A B Versluijs, L C M Kremer, J J Loonen, E van Dulmen-den Broeder, W J E Tissing, H M van Santen, M M van den Heuvel-Eibrink, S J C M M Neggers
European Journal of Endocrinology, 2023, vol. 189, p.495-507
Continuous Theta-Burst Stimulation of the Contralesional Primary Motor Cortex for Promotion of Upper Limb Recovery After Stroke Jord J.T. Vink, Eline C.C. van Lieshout, Willem M. Otte, Ruben P.A. van Eijk, Mirjam Kouwenhoven, Sebastiaan F.W. Neggers, H. Bart van der Worp, Johanna M.A. Visser-Meily, Rick M. Dijkhuizen
Stroke, 2023, vol. 54, p.1962-1971
Bone Mineral Density Surveillance for Childhood, Adolescent, and Young Adult Cancer Survivors: Recommendations from The International Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Guideline Harmonization Group (IGHG) J. Van Atteveld, R. Mulder, M. Van Den Heuvel-Eibrink, M. Hudson, L. Kremer, R. Skinner, H. Wallace, L. Constine, C. Higham, S. Kaste, R. Niinimaki, S. Mostoufi-Moab, N. Alos, D. Fintini, K. Templeton, L. Ward, E. Frey, R. Franceschi, V. Pavasovic, S. Karol, N. Amin, L. Vrooman, A. Harila-Saari, C. Demoor-Goldschmidt, R. Murray, E. Bardi, M. Lequin, M. Felicia Faienza, O. Zaikova, C. Berger, S. Mora, K. Ness, S. Neggers, S. Pluijm, J. Simmons, N. Di Iorgi
Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 2021, vol. 68, p.S120-S121
Altered effective connectivity within an oculomotor control network in unaffected relatives of individuals with schizophrenia Matthew Lehet, Ivy F. Tso, Sohee Park, Sebastiaan F.W. Neggers, Ilse A. Thompson, Rene S. Kahn, Katharine N. Thakkar
Brain sciences, 2021, vol. 11
Design and Evaluation of a Rodent-Specific Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Coil Julia Boonzaier, Petar I. Petrov, Willem M. Otte, Nickolay Smirnov, Sebastiaan F.W. Neggers, Rick M. Dijkhuizen
Neuromodulation, 2020, vol. 23, p.324-334
Structural thalamofrontal hypoconnectivity is related to oculomotor corollary discharge dysfunction in schizophrenia Beier Yao, Sebastiaan F.W. Neggers, Martin Rolfs, Lara Rösler, Ilse A. Thompson, Helene J. Hopman, Livon Ghermezi, René S. Kahn, Katharine N. Thakkar
Journal of Neuroscience, 2019, vol. 39, p.2102-2113