Benno Roozendaal's research group investigates the brain processes underlying the effects of emotional arousal on memory processes. The goal is to increase understanding of traumatic memories in humans and develop new strategies for the prevention or treatment of memory- and anxiety disorders.
Dirk Schubert's research group aims to improve our understanding of the neural networks in the rodent primary somatosensory system and answer general questions about how altered gene expression or neuromodulators can affect cortical network organization and consequently behavior.
Cognitive and affective neuroscience
Erno Hermans's research group investigates how neurochemicals affect diverse cognitive functions, such as vigilance, executive function, and memory. Moreover, they study how stressful experiences alter the intrinsic neural dynamics in the brain and how such processes contribute to memory.