Ruud van den Bos

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Affiliation: Utrecht University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Male Wistar rats show individual differences in an animal model of conformity
    Jolle W Jolles
    Department of Animals in Science and Society, Division of Behavioural Neuroscience, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    Anim Cogn 14:769-73. 2011
  2. pmc Transient inactivation of the medial prefrontal cortex affects both anxiety and decision-making in male wistar rats
    Leonie de Visser
    Department of Animals in Science and Society, Division of Behavioural Neuroscience, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University Utrecht, Netherlands
    Front Neurosci 5:102. 2011
  3. pmc Immunization with DAT fragments is associated with long-term striatal impairment, hyperactivity and reduced cognitive flexibility in mice
    Walter Adriani
    Dept Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Behav Brain Funct 8:54. 2012
  4. doi A critical review of sex differences in decision-making tasks: focus on the Iowa Gambling Task
    Ruud van den Bos
    Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht University, Universiteitsweg 100, 3584 CG Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Behav Brain Res 238:95-108. 2013
  5. doi Male and female Wistar rats differ in decision-making performance in a rodent version of the Iowa Gambling Task
    Ruud van den Bos
    Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Behav Brain Res 234:375-9. 2012
  6. doi Stress and decision-making in humans: performance is related to cortisol reactivity, albeit differently in men and women
    Ruud van den Bos
    Ethology and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 34:1449-58. 2009
  7. doi The effect of COMT Val158 Met genotype on decision-making and preliminary findings on its interaction with the 5-HTTLPR in healthy females
    Ruud van den Bos
    Ethology and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Yalelaan 2, 3584 CM Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Neuropharmacology 56:493-8. 2009
  8. ncbi Somatosensory-evoked potentials indicate increased unpleasantness of noxious stimuli in response to increasing stimulus intensities in the rat
    Hugo van Oostrom
    Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals, Division Anesthesiology and Neurophysiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, P O Box 80 154, Yalelaan 8, NL 3508 TD Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Brain Res Bull 71:404-9. 2007
  9. ncbi Toward a rodent model of the Iowa gambling task
    Ruud van den Bos
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ethology and Welfare, Utrecht University, Yalelaan 2, NL 3584 CM, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Behav Res Methods 38:470-8. 2006
  10. ncbi Effects of genetic background and environmental novelty on wheel running as a rewarding behaviour in mice
    Leonie de Visser
    Department of Animals, Science and Society, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Behav Brain Res 177:290-7. 2007

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Publications26

  1. pmc Male Wistar rats show individual differences in an animal model of conformity
    Jolle W Jolles
    Department of Animals in Science and Society, Division of Behavioural Neuroscience, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    Anim Cogn 14:769-73. 2011
    ..The data show that this conformity test in rats is a promising tool to study the neurobiology of conformity...
  2. pmc Transient inactivation of the medial prefrontal cortex affects both anxiety and decision-making in male wistar rats
    Leonie de Visser
    Department of Animals in Science and Society, Division of Behavioural Neuroscience, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University Utrecht, Netherlands
    Front Neurosci 5:102. 2011
    ..The data are discussed in relation to recent data of rodent studies on the neural circuitry underlying decision-making...
  3. pmc Immunization with DAT fragments is associated with long-term striatal impairment, hyperactivity and reduced cognitive flexibility in mice
    Walter Adriani
    Dept Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Behav Brain Funct 8:54. 2012
    ..Here, we assessed the interplay between DAT auto-immunity and behavioural / neurochemical phenotype...
  4. doi A critical review of sex differences in decision-making tasks: focus on the Iowa Gambling Task
    Ruud van den Bos
    Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht University, Universiteitsweg 100, 3584 CG Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Behav Brain Res 238:95-108. 2013
    ..We discuss these findings in the context of sex differences in information processing related to evolutionary processes. Furthermore we discuss the relationship between these findings and real world decision-making...
  5. doi Male and female Wistar rats differ in decision-making performance in a rodent version of the Iowa Gambling Task
    Ruud van den Bos
    Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Behav Brain Res 234:375-9. 2012
    ..These data are discussed in relation to sex differences in processing rewards and punishments...
  6. doi Stress and decision-making in humans: performance is related to cortisol reactivity, albeit differently in men and women
    Ruud van den Bos
    Ethology and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 34:1449-58. 2009
    ..Thus, acute stress as induced by the TSST affects decision-making behaviour of men and women differently and cortisol reactivity is associated with decision-making performance...
  7. doi The effect of COMT Val158 Met genotype on decision-making and preliminary findings on its interaction with the 5-HTTLPR in healthy females
    Ruud van den Bos
    Ethology and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Yalelaan 2, 3584 CM Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Neuropharmacology 56:493-8. 2009
    ..We discuss whether a common neuronal mechanism relates to s- and Met-allele-related deficits in updating and/or processing of choice outcome to guide subsequent choices in this gamble-based test...
  8. ncbi Somatosensory-evoked potentials indicate increased unpleasantness of noxious stimuli in response to increasing stimulus intensities in the rat
    Hugo van Oostrom
    Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals, Division Anesthesiology and Neurophysiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, P O Box 80 154, Yalelaan 8, NL 3508 TD Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Brain Res Bull 71:404-9. 2007
    ..The increase in the SEPs in parallel with the increased amount of fear-induced behaviour further supports the SEP to be a potentially valuable tool for studying acute pain and analgesia in animals...
  9. ncbi Toward a rodent model of the Iowa gambling task
    Ruud van den Bos
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ethology and Welfare, Utrecht University, Yalelaan 2, NL 3584 CM, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Behav Res Methods 38:470-8. 2006
    ..The data thus far suggest that mice and rats behave in a way similar to humans; that is, they tend to choose the option with the best long-term payoff more often as the test progresses...
  10. ncbi Effects of genetic background and environmental novelty on wheel running as a rewarding behaviour in mice
    Leonie de Visser
    Department of Animals, Science and Society, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Behav Brain Res 177:290-7. 2007
    ..As it is displayed spontaneously and easy to monitor, wheel running may be well suitable to be included in high-throughput phenotyping assays...
  11. ncbi Gender differences in delay-discounting under mild food restriction
    Susanne Koot
    Ethology and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    Behav Brain Res 200:134-43. 2009
    ..Therefore, an alternative explanation is that females are more explorative, and that different features might be tested in delay-discounting paradigms, depending on restriction levels...
  12. ncbi Mu opioid receptor knockout mice in the Morris Water Maze: a learning or motivation deficit?
    Marianne E Lubbers
    Ethology and Welfare, Department of Animals, Science and Society, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University and Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Behav Brain Res 180:107-11. 2007
    ..Our conclusion is discussed in the light of other studies using MOR knockout mice that do find differences on information processing between genotypes in MWM performance...
  13. doi Dieting as a case of behavioural decision making. Does self-control matter?
    Roeline Kuijer
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Appetite 51:506-11. 2008
    ..This suggest that those high in restraint and high in self-control may be more successful in their dieting attempts because they are generally better at inhibiting short-term rewards in order to gain better long-term outcomes...
  14. ncbi The effect of reward magnitude differences on choosing disadvantageous decks in the Iowa Gambling Task
    Ruud van den Bos
    Ethology and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Yalelaan 2, NL 3584 CM Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Biol Psychol 71:155-61. 2006
    ..This study shows that the outcome in the Iowa Gambling Task is sensitive to differences between the magnitude of immediate rewards in the advantageous and disadvantageous decks...
  15. ncbi Automated home cage observations as a tool to measure the effects of wheel running on cage floor locomotion
    Leonie de Visser
    Department of Animals, Science and Society, Ethology and Animal Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    Behav Brain Res 160:382-8. 2005
    ..Furthermore, the possibilities of using automated home cage observations for e.g. behavioural phenotyping are discussed...
  16. doi Time-dependent effects of corticosterone on reward-based decision-making in a rodent model of the Iowa Gambling Task
    Susanne Koot
    Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, Rudolf Magnus Institute, University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Neuropharmacology 70:306-15. 2013
    ..These findings indicate that rapid corticosteroid actions impair reward-based decision-making...
  17. doi Reducing variation in a rabbit vaccine safety study with particular emphasis on housing conditions and handling
    Cynthia M Verwer
    Department of Animals, Science and Society, Utrecht University, 3508 TD Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Lab Anim 43:155-64. 2009
    ..In addition, this also reduces distress and thus contributes to refining this animal model...
  18. ncbi Effects of housing condition on experimental outcome in a reproduction toxicity study
    Cynthia M Verwer
    Utrecht University, Department of Animals, Science and Society, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Regul Toxicol Pharmacol 48:184-93. 2007
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  19. ncbi Rats assess costs and benefits according to an internal standard
    Ruud van den Bos
    Ethology and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    Behav Brain Res 171:350-4. 2006
    ..Such a ratio allows them to deal with variation in the (physical appearance of) costs and benefits and choose the best long-term option...
  20. ncbi Mu-opioid receptor knockout mice show diminished food-anticipatory activity
    Martien J H Kas
    Ethology and Animal Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Yalelaan 17, NL 3584 CL Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Neurosci 20:1624-32. 2004
    ..These data overall suggest a role for mu-opioid receptors in adapting reward related behaviour to the requirements of the environment...
  21. doi Cross-species approaches to pathological gambling: a review targeting sex differences, adolescent vulnerability and ecological validity of research tools
    Ruud van den Bos
    Department of Organismal Animal Physiology, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 37:2454-71. 2013
    ..Based on these issues we also discuss how research in humans and animals may be brought in line to maximize translational research opportunities. ..
  22. ncbi Vertex-recorded, rather than primary somatosensory cortex-recorded, somatosensory-evoked potentials signal unpleasantness of noxious stimuli in the rat
    Peter J Stienen
    Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals, Section Anaesthesiology and Neurophysiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, P O Box 80 154, NL 3508 TD Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Brain Res Bull 70:203-12. 2006
    ..Next to an altered US processing, altered CS processing contributed to the decrease of the amount of CS-induced fear-conditioned behaviour as indicated by the dose-dependent decrease of the Vx-AEP...
  23. ncbi On the relationship between anticipatory behaviour in a Pavlovian paradigm and Pavlovian-to-Instrumental Transfer in rats (Rattus norvegicus)
    Ruud van den Bos
    Ethology and Animal Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, Yalelaan 17, NL 3584 CL, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Behav Brain Res 153:397-408. 2004
    ..It is suggested that in the PIT procedure, the CS induces a chain of behavioural responses of which lever pressing is just a single element and that the Pavlovian test, in principle, is more sensitive...
  24. ncbi Evolved to satisfy our immediate needs: self-control and the rewarding properties of food
    Ruud van den Bos
    Department of Ethology and Welfare, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    Appetite 47:24-9. 2006
    ..Our alternative explanation emphasizes the interaction between the reward system that regulates the liking and wanting of food and the role of self-control, which is involved in maintaining the best outcome in the long run...
  25. ncbi Is it possible to replace stimulus animals by scent-filled cups in the social discrimination test?
    Ruud van den Bos
    Animal Welfare Centre, Veterinary Faculty, Utrecht University, Yalelaan 1 3584 CL Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Altern Lab Anim 30:299-304. 2002
    ..Overall, it is possible to replace stimulus animals by scent-filled cups in the social discrimination test, to enhance the scope of the test, and to draw more-valid conclusions with respect to social memory...
  26. pmc Rodent versions of the iowa gambling task: opportunities and challenges for the understanding of decision-making
    Leonie de Visser
    Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Netherlands
    Front Neurosci 5:109. 2011
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