My PhD project entitled ’Children of women in medical assisted rehabilitation (MAR): A follow-up study 4 years later’ focuses on the long-term effects of prenatal methadone and buprenorphine exposure on children’s development. I investigate possible effects on children’s memory, language development, executive functions, motor skills, and attention
Furthermore am I interested in children’s general social development, specifically children’s ability to understand that other people have mental representations such as thoughts, wishes, and beliefs that impact behavior (‘Theory of Mind’)
Higher education and employment history
Been working as a PhD student at the Cognitive Developmental Research Unit (EKUP) since July 2009.
Finished master degree in psychology at the University of Oslo in 2009
- Konijnenberg, Carolien & Melinder, Annika Maria D (2012). Neurodevelopmental investigation of the mirror neurone system in children of women receiving opioid maintenance therapy during pregnancy. Addiction. ISSN 0965-2140. 108(1), s 154- 160 . doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.04006.x
- Konijnenberg, Carolien & Melinder, Annika Maria D (2011). Prenatal exposure to methadone and buprenorphine: A review of the potential effects on cognitive development. Child Neuropsychology. ISSN 0929-7049. 17(5), s 495- 519 . doi: 10.1080/09297049.2011.553591