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Research Departments Cognitive Neuroscience

Development and function of the nervous system

The department for cognitive neuroscience aims to understand the development and function of the nervous system in health and disease with a special focus on neurodevelopmental, stress related and sensory disorders.

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Development and function of the nervous system

The department for cognitive neuroscience aims to understand the development and function of the nervous system in health and disease with a special focus on neurodevelopmental, stress related and sensory disorders.

We focus on excellent translational research at the intersection of cognitive and clinical neuro‐sciences and on teaching and training researchers and health professionals. 

We aim to achieve our objectives by:
  • International recognition based on innovative expertise, publications, grants, scientific awards and networks;
  • Excellent scientific training to master and PhD students;
  • Expert teaching and teaching development within the UMC and beyond;
  • Interaction with top researchers, clinical partners and others to promote interdisciplinary knowledge transfer and to develop potential applications.

Contact

  • Guillén Fernández PhD. Personal Assistant: Geeralien Derksen-Willemsen
    024 (36) 20194


  • Operations

    Managing Director: Arthur Willemsen
    Assistant Business Operations : Nino Calò
    Management Assistent: Erna Sommer-Verploegen
    Secretary: Annemarie Keur
    Secretary: Inge Walraven

    Phone number: 024 (36) 14244

Our researchers Cognitive Neuroscience

A list of researchers connected to this department.

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Research groups Cognitive Neuroscience

Discover some of our research that is related to cognitive neuroscience.

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Themes

Internships



Animal research

internships


  • Focus: Investigation of the role of serotonin in neurodevelopment and how it is additionally modulated by environmental factors in the context of individual differences in behaviour and risk for psychiatric disorders like anxiety, depression, autism and drug addiction. Techniques involve behaviour and in vivo brain measures and manipulations, as well as ex vivo molecular and neuroanatomical assessments.
    Contact: Prof. dr. Judith Homberg
    Email: Judith.Homberg@Radboudumc.nl
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Human research

internships


  • Focus: Estimating the electric activity of the heart and the brain from recorded signals at the body surface, and computing the currents inside the brain from electric or magnetic stimulation outside the head.
    Contact: Dr. Thom Oostendorp
    Email: T.Oostendorp@donders.ru.nl



Animal/human research

internship


  • Focus: Investigate the primate brain from neuron to behaviour using advanced psychophysics, neuroimaging and (single-unit) electrophysiology. The focus is on visual perception, visuomotor behaviour and cognitive control in health and disease. Modeling links the levels of research.
    Contact: Dr. Jeroen Goossens
    E-mail: j.goossens@donders.ru.nl
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