Hedderik van Rijn

Experimental Psychology / Statistical Methods and Psychometrics
University of Groningen

prof. dr. Hedderik van Rijn
Heymansbuilding, room 2.76
Grote Kruisstraat 2/1
NL-9712 TS Groningen

+31-50-363 6290

Journal Publications

Please contact me if you are interested in a PDF and none is listed.

For citation statistics, see Google Scholar, ResearchGate , Thomson Reuters, or Scopus. In addition to these journal publications and book(s/chapters), Google Scholar lists a number of relevant, cited conference contributions.

Papers marked with a * are first-authored by a (PhD-)student I (co-)supervised.

2016 & Forthcoming

  1. * Nijboer, M., Borst, J.P., Van Rijn, H., Taatgen, N.A. (accepted) Driving and Multitasking: the Good, the Bad, and the Dangerous. Frontiers in Psychology, section Cognitive Science
  2. * Akdoğan, B., Balcı, F. & van Rijn, H. (accepted) Temporal Expectation Indexed by Pupillary Response. Timing & Time Perception
  3. * Damsma, A. & Van Rijn, H. (accepted) Pupillary Response Indexes the Metrical Hierarchy of Unattended Rhythmic Violations. Brain and Cognition.
  4. Van Rijn, H. (2016) Time Piece, Nature, 531(7596), 577-578. (review of Wittmann's Felt Time)
  5. Van Rijn, H., Borst, J.P., Taatgen, N.A., & Van Maanen, L. (2016). On the Necessity of Integrating Multiple Levels of Abstraction in a Single Computational Framework. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. 11, 116–120, doi:10.1016/j.cobeha.2016.07.007
  6. Van Rijn, H. (2016) Accounting for memory mechanisms in interval timing: A review. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 8, 245-249. doi:10.1016/j.cobeha.2016.02.016
  7. * Vogelzang, M., Van Rijn, H., & Hendriks, P. (2016) Pupillary responses reflect ambiguity resolution in pronoun processing. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 31(7), 876–885, doi:10.1080/23273798.2016.1155718
  8. * Halbertsma, H., & Van Rijn, H. (2016) An Evaluation of the Effect of Auditory Emotional Stimuli on Interval Timing. Timing & Time Perception, 4(1), 48-62.
  9. * Boehm, U., Hawkins, G. E., Brown, S. D., van Rijn, H., & Wagenmakers, E.-J. (2016). Of monkeys and men: Impatience in perceptual decision-making. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23(3), 738–749.
  10. * Sense, F., Behrens, F., Meijer, R.R., & Van Rijn, H (2016) An Individual's Rate of Forgetting is Stable over Time, but Differs Across Materials. Topics in Cognitive Science. 8(1), 305-321. doi:10.1111/tops.12183 [Wiley]
  11. * Nijboer, M., Borst, J., Van Rijn, H., & Taatgen, N.A. (2016) Contrasting Single and Multi-Component Working-Memory Systems in Dual Tasking. Cognitive Psychology. 86, 1–26. doi:10.1016/j.cogpsych.2016.01.003


  1. Open Science Collaboration. (2015). Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science. 349 (6251) doi:10.1126/science.aac4716
  2. Pals, C., Sarampalis, A., van Rijn, H., & Baskent, D. (2015) Validation of a simple response-time measure of listening effort. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 138 (EL187) doi:10.1121/1.4929614
  3. * Kononowicz, T.W., & Van Rijn, H (2015) Single Trial Beta Oscillations Index Time Estimation. Neuropsychologia. 75. 381–389. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.06.014.
  4. * Kononowicz, T.W., Sander, T., & Van Rijn, H (2015) Neuroelectromagnetic signatures of the reproduction of supra-second durations. Neuropsychologia. 75. 201–213. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.06.001 [ScienceDirect, PDF@ResearchGate]
  5. Borst, J.P., Nijboer, M., Taatgen, N.A., Van Rijn, H., & Anderson, J.R. (2015). Using Data-Driven Model-Brain Mappings to Constrain Formal Models of Cognition. PLoS ONE 10(3):e0119673. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0119673. [ResearchGate]
  6. Matzke, D., Nieuwenhuis, S., van Rijn, H., Slagter, H.A., van der Molen, M.W., & Wagenmakers, E.-J. (2015) The Effect of Horizontal Eye Movements on Free Recall: A Preregistered Adversarial Collaboration. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 144 (1) e1-e15.
    This work was the focus of a post by the popular science magazine Discover.
  7. Nieuwenstein, M., Wierenga, T., Morey, R. D., Wicherts, J. M., Blom, T. N., Wagenmakers, E.-J., & van Rijn, H. (2015). On Making the Right Choice: A Meta-Analysis and Large-Scale Replication Attempt of the Unconscious Thought Advantage. Judgment and Decision Making. 10, 1-17. [JDM or ResearchGate]
    This work was the focus of a News feature in Nature [PDF], reproduced in Scientific American.
  8. Gu, B-M., van Rijn, H., & Meck, W. H. (2015). Oscillatory multiplexing of neural population codes for interval timing and working memory. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 48, 160–185 [ResearchGate, ScienceDirect]


  1. van Rijn, H., Gu, B-M., & Meck, W.H. (2014) Dedicated clock/timing-circuit theories of interval timing and timed behavior. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 829, 75-99. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-1782-2_5 [Research Gate PDF] (Note that this paper is also published as book chapter, see Book Chapter Entry #10)
  2. * Gulbinaite, R., Van Rijn, H., & Cohen, M.X (2014). Fronto-parietal network oscillations reveal relationship between working memory capacity and cognitive control. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:761. 1-13, doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00761 [Link]
  3. * Gulbinaite, R., Johnson, A., de Jong, R., Morey, C.C., van Rijn, H. (2014) Dissociable mechanisms underlying individual differences in visual working memory capacity. NeuroImage 99. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.05.060 PDF
  4. * Wolff, M. J., Scholz, S., Akyürek, E. G., & van Rijn, H. (2014). Two visual targets for the price of one? Pupil dilation shows reduced mental effort through temporal integration. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 22(1), 251-257. doi:10.3758/s13423-014-0667-5 [Springer | PDF] (Shared senior authorship with Akyürek)
  5. * Nijboer, M., Borst, J.P., Van Rijn, H., & Taatgen, N.A. (2014) Single-task fMRI overlap predicts concurrent multitasking interference. NeuroImage. 100, 60-74. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.05.082 [PDF]
  6. * Boehm, U., Van Maanen, L., Forstmann, B. U., & van Rijn, H. (2014) Fluctuations in CNV Amplitude Reflect Anticipatory Adjustment of Response Caution. NeuroImage, 96, 95-105 doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.03.063 [ScienceDirect]
  7. * Kononowicz, T. W., & Van Rijn, H. (2014). Decoupling Interval Timing and Climbing Neural Activity: A Dissociation between CNV and N1P2 Amplitudes. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(8), 2931-2939. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2523-13.2014 PDF can be found here
  8. * Meijering, B., Taatgen, N.A., Van Rijn, H, & Verbrugge, R. (2014) Modeling inference of mental states: As simple as possible, as complex as necessary. Interaction Studies 15(3), 455–477.
  9. Van Maanen, L., De Jong, R., & Van Rijn, H. (2014) How to assess the existence of competing strategies in cognitive tasks: A primer on the fixed-point property. PLOS-One 9(8): e106113. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0106113 [Link]
  10. Van Rijn, H. (2014) Time to Take the Psychology of Biological Time into Account: Speed of driving influences a trip's subjective duration. Frontiers in Psychology, section Perception Science 5:1028. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01028 [Link]
  11. Meck, W.H., Vatakis, A., & van Rijn, H. (2014) Timing & Time Perception Reviews: Opening the Door to Theoretical Discussions of Consciousness, Decision-Making, Multisensory Processing, Time Cells and Memory Mapping … to Name But a Few Issues of Relevance to Temporal Cognition. Timing and Time Perception Reviews, 1:1. (Editorial) [PDF]
  12. Matthews, W.J., Terhune, D.B., van Rijn, H., Eagleman, D.M., Sommer, M.A., & Meck, W.H. (2014) Subjective Duration as a Signature of Coding Efficiency: Emerging Links Among Stimulus Repetition, Predictive Coding, and Cortical GABA Levels. Timing and Time Perception Reviews, 1:5. [PDF]


  1. * Nijboer, M., Taatgen, N. A., Brands, A., Borst, J. P., & van Rijn, H. (2013). Decision Making in Concurrent Multitasking: Do People Adapt to Task Interference? PLoS One, 8(11), e79583. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0079583 PDF
  2. Meck, W. H., Vatakis, A., & van Rijn, H. (2013). Timing & Time Perception Enters a New Dimension. Timing & Time Perception, 1(1), 1-2. doi:10.1163/22134468-000020 (Introduction to the first issue of the new journal Timing & Time Perception.) [PDF]
  3. * Borst, J. P., Buwalda, T. A., van Rijn, H., & Taatgen, N. A. (2013). Avoiding the problem state bottleneck by strategic use of the environment. Acta psychologica, 144(2), 373-379. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2013.07.016
  4. * Wierda, S. M., Taatgen, N. A., van Rijn, H., & Martens, S. (2013). Word Frequency and the Attentional Blink: The Effects of Target Difficulty on Retrieval and Consolidation Processes. PLoS One, 8(9), e73415. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073415
  5. Sprenger, S. A. & Van Rijn, H. (2013) It's Time to Do the Math - Computation and Retrieval in Phrase Production. The Mental Lexicon. 8(1), 1-25. doi:10.1075/ml.8.1.01spr [PDF]
  6. * Van Rij, J., van Rijn, H., & Hendriks, P. (2013). How WM Load Influences Linguistic Processing in Adults: A Computational Model of Pronoun Interpretation in Discourse. Topics in Cognitive Science, 5(3), 564-580. doi:10.1111/tops.12029.
  7. Van Rijn, H., Russwinkel, N. & Peebles, D. (2013) Editoral to the Special issue "The Best of ICCM 2013", Cognitive Systems Research 24, 1, doi:10.1016/j.cogsys.2013.01.004 (Introduction to a special issue.)


  1. Nieuwenstein, M. & Van Rijn, H. (2012) The unconscious thought advantage: Further replication failures from a search for confirmatory evidence. Judgment and Decision Making, Vol. 7, No. 6, November 2012, pp. 779-798 [PDF]
  2. Van Rijn, H., Dalenberg, J., Borst, J. & Sprenger, S.A. (2012) Pupil Dilation Co-Varies with Memory Strength of Individual Traces in a Delayed Response Paired-Associate Task. PLoS ONE. 7(12): e51134 10.1371/journal.pone.0051134
  3. Van Rijn, H. & Nijboer, M. (2012) Optimaal Feiten Leren met ICT (2012) 4W: Weten Wat Werkt en Waarom, 1(1), 6-11. [PDF]
  4. * Wierda, S., Van Rijn, H., Taatgen, N. A., & Martens, S. (2012). Pupil dilation deconvolution reveals the dynamics of attention at high temporal resolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109(22), 8456-8460. doi:10.1073/pnas.1201858109
  5. * Meijerink, B., Van Rijn, H., Taatgen, N. A., & Verbrugge, V. (2012) What eye movements can tell about theory of mind in a strategic game. PLoS ONE. 7(9): e45961. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045961
  6. * Van Maanen, L., Van Rijn, H., & Taatgen, N. (2012). RACE/A: An architectural account of the interactions between learning, task control, and retrieval dynamics. Cognitive Science. 36(1), 62-101. doi:10.1111/j.1551-6709.2011.01213.x.


  1. * Borst, J. P., Taatgen, N. A., & Van Rijn, H. (2011). Using a symbolic process model as input for model-based fMRI analysis: Locating the neural correlates of problem state replacements. Neuroimage, 58(1), 137-47. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.05.084 [PDF]
  2. * Kononowicz, T. W., & Van Rijn, H. (2011). Slow potentials in time estimation: The role of temporal accumulation and habituation. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 5, 48. doi:10.3389/fnint.2011.00048 [Open Access]
  3. Taatgen, N., & Van Rijn, H. (2011). Traces of times past: Representations of temporal intervals in memory. Memory and Cognition, 39(8), 1546-60. doi:10.3758/s13421-011-0113-0 [Open Access]
  4. Van Rijn, H., Kononowicz, T. W., Meck, W. H., Ng, K. K., & Penney, T. B. (2011). Contingent negative variation and its relation to time estimation: A theoretical evaluation. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 5(91). doi:10.3389/fnint.2011.00091 [Open Access]


  1. * Borst, J. P., Taatgen, N. A., & Van Rijn, H. (2010). The problem state: A cognitive bottleneck in multitasking. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 36(2), 363-82. doi:10.1037/a0018106
  2. * Borst, J. P., Taatgen, N. A., Stocco, A., & Van Rijn, H. (2010). The neural correlates of problem states: Testing fMRI predictions of a computational model of multitasking. PloS One, 5(9), e12966. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0012966 [Open Access]
  3. * Van Maanen, L., & Van Rijn, H. (2010). The locus of the Gratton effect in picture--word interference. Topics in Cognitive Science, 2(1), 168-180. doi:10.1111/j.1756-8765.2009.01069.x
  4. * Van Maanen, L., Van Rijn, H., van Grootel, M., Kemna, S., Klomp, M., & Scholtens, E. (2010). Personal publication assistant: Abstract recommendations by a cognitive model. Cognitive Systems Research, 11(1), 120-129. doi:10.1016/j.cogsys.2008.08.002
  5. * Van Rij, J., Van Rijn, H., & Hendriks, P. (2010). Cognitive architectures and language acquisition: A case study in pronoun comprehension. Journal of Child Language, 37(3), 731-66. doi:10.1017/S0305000909990560
  6. * Wierda, S. M., Van Rijn, H., Taatgen, N. A., & Martens, S. (2010). Distracting the mind improves performance: An ERP study. PloS One, 5(11), e15024. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015024 [Open Access]


  1. * Van Maanen, L., Van Rijn, H., & Borst, J. P. (2009). Stroop and picture-word interference are two sides of the same coin. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 16(6), 987-99. doi:10.3758/PBR.16.6.987


  1. Van Rijn, H., & Taatgen, N. A. (2008). Timing of multiple overlapping intervals: How many clocks do we have? Acta Psychologica, 129(3), 365-75. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2008.09.002


  1. Hendriks, P., Van Rijn, H., & Valkenier, B. (2007). Learning to reason about speakers' alternatives in sentence comprehension: A computational account. Lingua, 117(11), 1879-1896.
  2. Taatgen, N. A., Van Rijn, H., & Anderson, J. (2007). An integrated theory of prospective time interval estimation: The role of cognition, attention, and learning. Psychological Review, 114(3), 577-98. doi:10.1037/0033-295X.114.3.577
  3. * Van Maanen, L., & Van Rijn, H. (2007). An accumulator model of semantic interference. Cognitive Systems Research, 8(3), 174-181.


  1. Hulshof, C. D., Wilhelm, P., Beishuizen, J. J., & Van Rijn, H. (2005). FILE: A tool for the study of inquiry learning. Computers in Human Behavior, 21(6), 945-956.
  2. Wilhelm, P., Beishuizen, J. J., & Van Rijn, H. (2005). Studying inquiry learning with FILE. Computers in Human Behavior, 21(6), 933-943.


  1. Wagenmakers, E. J., Steyvers, M., Raaijmakers, J. G., Shiffrin, R. M., Van Rijn, H., & Zeelenberg, R. (2004). A model for evidence accumulation in the lexical decision task. Cognitive Psychology, 48(3), 332-67. doi:10.1016/j.cogpsych.2003.08.001


  1. Van Rijn, H., Van Someren, M., & Van der Maas, H. (2003). Modeling developmental transitions on the balance scale task. Cognitive Science, 27(2), 227-257.

Books, Book Chapters, CD-ROMs


  1. Kononowicz, T., Van Rijn, H., Meck, W.H.M. (accepted) Timing and Time Perception: A Critical Review of Neural Timing Signatures Before, During, and After the To-Be-Timed Interval. In J. Wixted (Editor-in-Chief) and J. Serences (Editor , Vol. II): Stevens’ Handbook of Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience (4th ed.), Volume II: Sensation, Perception and Attention, New York: Wiley.
  2. Van Rijn, H. & Taatgen, N.A. (accepted) An Integrative Account of Psychological Time. In Chipman, S. (Ed.): The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Science. Oxford University Press.


  1. van Rijn, H., Gu, B-M., Meck, W.H., 2014. Dedicated clock/timing-circuit theories of interval timing and timed behavior. In H. Merchant, V. de Lafuente (Eds.), Neurobiology of interval timing. New York NY: Springer-Verlag. [Publisher's link] (Also published as a journal paper in the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology series, see Journal Entry #45)


  1. Borst, J.P., Taatgen, N.A., & Van Rijn, H.r (2013). Validating Models of Complex, Real-Life Tasks Using fMRI. In A. Johnson & R.W. Proctor (Eds.), Neuroergonomics: A Cognitive Neuroscience Approach to Human Factors and Ergonomics. Palgrave MacMillan. [PDF]


  1. Van Rijn, H., Kononowicz, T. W., Meck, W. H., Ng, K. K., & Penney, T. B. (2012). Contingent negative variation and its relation to time estimation: A theoretical evaluation. In: Meck, W. H., Doyère, V., & Gruart, A., Interval timing and time-based decision making. Frontiers Media SA. [Reprint of: doi:10.3389/fnint.2011.00091]
  2. Kononowicz, T. W., & Van Rijn, H. (2012). Slow potentials in time estimation: The role of temporal accumulation and habituation. In: Meck, W. H., Doyère, V., & Gruart, A., Interval timing and time-based decision making. Frontiers Media SA. [Reprint of: doi:10.3389/fnint.2011.00048]
  3. Rußwinkel, N., Drewitz, U., & Van Rijn, H. (2012). Proceedings of the 11th international conference on cognitive modelling. Berlin: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin. [http://opus.kobv.de/tuberlin/volltexte/2012/3492/]


  1. Van Rijn, H., Johnson, J., & Taatgen, N. A. (2011). Cognitive user modeling. In R. W. Proctor & K. P. L. Vu (Eds.), Handbook of human factors in web design, 2nd edition. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.


  1. Taatgen, N. A., & Van Rijn, H. (2009). Proceedings of the thirty-first annual conference of the cognitive science society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.


  1. De Jong, T., Beishuizen, J., Hulshof, C., Prins, F., Van Rijn, H., Van Someren, M., . . . Wilhelm, P. (2005). Determinants of discovery learning in a complex simulation learning environment. In P. Gaerdenfors & P. Johansson (Eds.), Cognition, education, and communication technology. (pp. 257-83). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.


  1. Vonk, W., Radach, R., & Van Rijn, H. (2000). Eye guidance and the saliency of word beginnings in reading text. In A. Kennedy, R. Radach, D. Heller, & J. Pynte (Eds.), Reading as a perceptual process. (pp. 269-99). Amsterdam, North Holland.


  1. Baayen, R. H., Piepenbrock, R., & Van Rijn, H. (1993). The CELEX lexical data base on CD-ROM. Philadephia, PA: Linguistic Data Consortium.