Margriet Sitskoorn

Margriet Sitskoorn

Margriet Sitskoorn is a neuropsychologist and professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at Tilburg University. She is perhaps the best-known brain expert in the Netherlands. She owes her fame to bestsellers such as 'The makeable brain' and her many TV appearances in popular science programs. 

Research on manipulation

Sitskoorn conducts research into the relationship between the brain and behavior. She is mainly concerned with the question of how we can develop our brains by changing our behavior and our environment. Margriet Sitskoorn has done a lot of scientific research into manipulation. She argues that influencing others is at the heart of all our social interactions. It happens at work, at home and in the supermarket. In fact, everywhere and by everyone.

Using scientific knowledge

Consciously and unconsciously, we put all our possessions into influencing the other. She shows how you can use scientific knowledge in a positive way to achieve your goals, live a happier life and even how you can easily reduce the experience of pain.


Margriet Sitskoorn is author of an impressive list of books, including:

- Het Maakbare Brein (2008)
- Ik wil iets van jou, jij wil iets van mij (2016)
- Passies van het brein (2016)
-  IK  kwadraat  / Train  your  CEO-Brain  (2015)
-  Hersenhack  (2019)
-  Het  50+  Brein  (2019)
-  Tijd tekort / Tijd genoeg (2022)