Jonathan Holm-Skjold



+45 3151 6310


Cand. Psyk, PhD Student


University of Copenhagen, Department of Psychology

Research Interests

Why do teenagers behave as they do?

To answer this question we followed the same set of healthy children and teenagers over almost 10 years. Some have been with us 12 times now, completing a protocol including a MRI scanning session, tests, and questionnaires. By mapping individual structural changes in the brain as they grow up, and linking these to changes in behavior. We aim to improve our understanding of unique trajectories in brain maturation, and how such differences between people might explain difference in behavior such as drug abuse, social skills, and academic achievements.

Research Groups

Brain Maturation

Curriculum Vitae



MSc in Psychology, University of Copenhagen


BSc in Psychology, University of Copenhagen


2015 -

PhD Student, Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen & DRCMR

2014 - 2015

Research Assistant, DRCMR

2014 - 2014

Student Research Assistant, DRMCR

2013 - 2014

Research Year, DRCMR

2007 - 2013

Receptionist, Hotel Scandic Front

2006 - 2007

The Royal Life Guards (Den Kongelige Livgarde)

Full CV


Holm-Skjold, J., Baaré, W. F. C., Mogensen, J., Siebner, H. R., Jernigan, T. L. & Madsen, K. S., 2017.
Development of emotional processing is linked to maturational changes in left-right cingulum asymmetry during adolescence. 1 p.

Ekstrand, A. S., Baaré, W. F. C., Holm-Skjold, J., Siebner, H. R., Jernigan, T. L. & Madsen, K. S., 2017.
Maturation of major white matter tracts during childhood and adolescence: A longitudinal study with up to 11 time points. 1 p.

Holm-Skjold, J. et al., 2015. Response inhibition of face stimuli linked to inferior frontal gyrus microstructure in adolescents. In 21th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Honolulu. Honolulu,

Holm-Skjold, J. et al., 2014. Brain microstructural correlates of cognitive control of emotional face stimuli in children. In 20th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Hamburg. Hamburg, pp. 1–5.