The first aim of this thesis was to study various characteristics of the underlying neurobiology of Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), using the continuum of traits in the general population.

The second aim of this thesis was to study separate cognitive deficits of internalizing and externalizing problems and specific neurobiological correlates of internalizing problems.

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Promotor H.W. Tiemeier (Henning) , F.C. Verhulst (Frank) , T.J.H. White (Tonya)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor Studies were financially supported by grants from, NWO/ZonMw (TOP, 91211021), the Sophia Children’s Hospital Research Foundation (SSWO) (project 639 and 677) and the and the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI - 307280).
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Note The Generation R Study is conducted by the Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, in close collaboration with the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Municipal Health Service Rotterdam, and the Stichting Trombosedienst & Artsenlaboratorium Rijnmond (STAR), Rotterdam.
Blanken, L.M.E. (2016, November 9). On the Spectrum: the neurobiology of psychiatric symptoms in the general population. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from