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Staff members with discipline Neurosciences

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

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Professor of Anesthesiology
PhD candidate part of the EQIPD (European Quality in Preclinical Data) consortium, a combination of universities and pharmaceutical companies, with the purpose of increasing the quality of preclinical data. The objectives are speeding up the discovery of new medications, in particular for neurodegenerative disease like Alzheimer's and a safer transition from preclinical to clinical research.
T.P. (Tim) Ahuis
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PhD Candidate
Field/Discipline
Cognitive and perceptual neuroscience

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dr. E.G. (Elkan) Akyürek
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Associate Professor
neuropsychology, hallucinations, emotion, brain, psychosis, depression, schizophrenia, cogitive aging
prof. dr. A. (Andre) Aleman
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Professor
dr. R. (Rob) Bakels
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Assistant professor
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Research associate
Field/Discipline
depression, e-health, experience sampling, metascience
dr. J.A.C.J. (Jojanneke) Bastiaansen
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Senior researcher
Depressive disorder, psychological interventions, relapse prevention, chronicity, etiology, internet therapy, anti depressants, adherence to medication
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Associate Professor
Neuroimmunology and glia celbiology; Stemcell biology and epigenetics
prof. dr. H.W.G.M. (Erik) Boddeke
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Professor
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prof. dr. J.A. (Johan) den Boer
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Professor of Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience
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Behavioral physiological, pharmacological and neurobiological pre-clinical (animal) research into the causes and consequences of individual differences in coping with social conflict.
dr. S.F. (Sietse) de Boer
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Associate professor in Behavioural Neurobiology
dr. A.S. (Ate) Boerema
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Postdoctoral fellow
Treatment of Parkinson's disease, particularly apomorphine
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PhD student
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dr. I. Bos
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Clinical and Developmental Neuropsychology, Hemispheric specialization, child neuropsychology, neuropsychological assessment, and dementia.
prof. dr. J.M. (Anke) Bouma
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Professor
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Professor Neurology
Neuropsychology and gerontology. Special appointment: Traffic Medicine and Neuropsychology
prof. dr. W.H. (Wiebo) Brouwer
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Professor
Behavioral physiological, neurobiological and neuroendocrinological pre-clinical research into short- and long-term consequences of social conflicts.
dr. B. (Bauke) Buwalda
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Associate professor
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PhD student
Field/Discipline
The long-term aim of my group's research is to restore vision in visually impaired and blind people. We contribute to this goal through improving ophthalmic diagnosis, visual rehabilitation and better understand the origins of ophthalmic disease. In one of our research lines, we use MRI to study the presence of anatomical and functional changes in the ophthalmic disease glaucoma. We expect this to shed led light on the origin of the disease, its relationships with other neurodegenerative diseases and to contribute to better diagnosis. In other research, we use behavioural and neuro-imaging methods to understand the workings of the visual system in both healthy and visually impaired participants. Our field of research we call visual neuroscience. 
prof. dr. F.W. (Frans) Cornelissen
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Professor
Brain Connectivity; Neuropsychiatry; Brain stimulation; Brain dynamics
dr. B. (Branislava) Curcic-Blake
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Assistant Professor
neurology, ageing, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, Alzheimer's disease in Down syndrome, neurochemistry, neuroinflammation, biomarkers
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Neurologist, professor
Dementia in people with intellectual disabilities, in particular Alzheimer's disease in people with Down syndrome
dr. A.D. (Alain) Dekker
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Researcher
-Intergrative Neurobiology of Energy Balance (professoral chair)
-Behavioral energetics
-Obesity and co-morbidities
-Functional foods
prof. dr. G. (Gertjan) van Dijk
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Professor
Audiology, Tinnitus, Biophysics of Hearing
prof. dr. P. (Pim) van Dijk
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Professor
Neurodegeneration, Mitochondrial function, Inflammation, Potassium channels
A.M. (Amalia M.) Dolga, PhD
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Assistant Professor
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Research Technician
Intraoperatieve Neuromonitoring
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Neuoscience, molecular biology, neuroinflammation, gene expression, epigenetics, cellbiology, development, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease
prof. dr. B.J.L. (Bart) Eggen
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Professor
movement disorders, deep brain stimulation, genetics
drs. M.E. van Egmond
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neurologist
Field/Discipline
Our group is working at the cross roads of inflammation and neuronal function with molecular, cellular and behavioural approaches in various neuronal disease models.

Background:

Molecular mechanisms involved in neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases are a result of evolutionary processes like all other biological phenomena. Therefore understanding how these mechanisms may have evolved will eventually lead to a deeper understanding of these processes. We investigate in depths the function of the cytokine Tumor Necrosis Factor in neurodegenerative diseases. This pleotropic master cytokine belongs to a large family of molecules, which are able to induce apoptotic cell death but also proliferation and other cellular responses like tissue remodeling. Apoptosis plays an important role in the elimination of infected or transformed cells but also during embryonic development. TNF was found to play a major role in many neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson's disease, stroke or Multiple Sclerosis (MS) but also in Depression and many other brain diseases. In neurodegenerative diseases apoptosis seems to play a major role and therefore the pro-apoptotic function was for a long time at the center of interest to many researchers in this field. We and others have demonstrated that the TNF and TNF receptor system is mainly a protective and sensory system guiding the tissue response to various forms of cellular stress. Apoptosis is just one of the potential responses, which can be induced by TNF. We are following some of these molecular signaling mechanisms in the brain and specific brain cells in response to TNF and detected various signaling molecules downstream of either TNF receptor 1 or TNF receptor 2 and their neuromodulatory signaling e.g. glutamate receptor function, small conductance potassium channels, cAMP Epac-, PKB/Akt- signaling, Nuclear Factor kappa B or lipocalin-2 and iron metabolism.
prof. dr. U.L.M. (Ulrich L. M.) Eisel
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Associate Professor
Neural correlates of executive (dys)functions, cognitive modulation & training & new interventions, clinical neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience
dr. S. (Stefanie) Enriquez Geppert
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Assistant Professor
Topic: interactions with objects (perception and manipulation)
Methods: reaction times studies and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) experiments
dr. S. (Sara) Fabbri
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Assistant Professor
Auditory research: Auditory Scene Analysis in Cochlear-Implant users
E.P.C. (Etienne) Gaudrain
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Researcher
Functional neurological symptoms
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PhD student
Field/Discipline
M.B.M.K. (Mohamed) Genedi
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Assistant professor
A.J. (Hanneke) Geugies
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PhD candidate
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A. (Alessandro) Grillini
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PhD Student
Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, SLI, ADHD, Eye Tracking, EEG, fMRI, SPSS, E-Prime, Matlab, MLA, PCA, CFA, Borland Delphi, C++, VBA, MPlus
dr. B.J.A. (Barry) de Groot
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Assistant Professor
Mood and Anxiety disorders / Bipolar disorders / Neuroinflammation
B.C.M. (Benno) Haarman
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Psychiatrist / Researcher / Head of Program for Mood and Anxiety disorders
Field/Discipline
Neuroimmunology
prof. dr. L.A. (Bert) 't Hart
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professor
Field/Discipline
Learning and Memory, Hippocampal function, Synaptic plasticity, Sleep deprivation, Pharmacogenetics,  Transgenic mouse models, viral approaches, Long-term potentiation.
dr. R. (Robbert) Havekes
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Assistant Professor
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Assessment and rehabilitation of visual disorders after acquired brain damage
dr. J.H.C. (Joost) Heutink
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Assistant Professor
Human Movement Science, specialization Biomechanics
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Associate professor
Research support and strategy, grant writing support, liaison officer, ISO certification
dr. ing. M.H.W. (Michiel) Hooiveld
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Staff advisor/Research coordinator, B&C/CRCG/BCN - Research Office / Liaison officer/Policy officer - DASH, UMC Groningen
Field/Discipline
B.E. (Betty) Hornix, MSc
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PhD student
prof. dr. G.J. (Gert) ter Horst
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Director Neuroimaging Centrum (NIC)
Ageing, Exercise neuroscience, biomechanics, physiology
prof. dr. T. (Tibor) Hortobagyi
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Professor of Healthy Ageing
Field/Discipline
Behavior (social & play, affective, cognition), serotonin transporter knockout rats (SERT rats), early life stress,
Manual and automated scoring of behavior (The Observer XT and EthoVision XT), 
D.J. (Danielle) Houwing, MSc
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Worked in the Beijing genomics institute on gene sequencing related research since 2012 . Then obtained my master's degree in majoring genomics and bioinformatics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Given the rapid development in biotechnology, Now wishing to contribute to a better future for human beings and our earth. In this PhD student project, I'm planing to exploring the genes and underlying mechanisms between individuals and families suffering from movement disorders.
M. (Miaozhen) Huang
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PhD student
Chronobiology, Human Chronobiology, Biological rhythms, Photoperiodism, Annual rhythms, Zoology, Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience, Microscopy, Molecular Neuroscience, Physiology, Metabolism.
prof. dr. R.A. (Roelof) Hut
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Professor Chronobiology
Traumatic brain injury, acute neurology
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Neurologist
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postdoc
Field/Discipline
Stress studies in animals and humans
prof. dr. M. (Marian) Joëls
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Dean
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prof. dr. H.H. (Harm H) Kampinga
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Professor
Field/Discipline
Neurobiology of Behavior
Translational Neuroscience
Behavioral Genetics
prof. dr. M.J.H. (Martien) Kas
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Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience
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R. Kat, MSc
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PhD
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L. (Lisette) Klein
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Academic advisor bachelor/master Pharmacy, research master BCN
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PhD student/researcher
X. (Xiangpan) Kong
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PhD student
Neurologists
Movement Disorders
http://movementdisordersgroningen.com/en/


prof. dr. M.A.J. (Marina) de Koning-Tijssen
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Neurowetenschappen, moleculaire biologie, neuroinflammatie, gen expressie, epigenetica, histon (de)methylatie, celbiologie, ontwikkeling, multiple sclerose,
dr. S.M. (Susanne) Kooistra
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Functional movement disorders
G. (Gerrit) Kramer
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MD-PhD candidate
Neurologische bewegingsstoornissen
Neurodegeneratieve aandoeningen
Ziekte van Huntington
Spinocerebellaire aandoeningen
Erfelijke Spastische Paraparese
prof. dr. H.P.H. (Berry) Kremer
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Head Department of Neurology, UMCG
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E.F.E. (Els) Kuiper
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Postdoc Molecular Cell Biology
Field/Discipline
Experimental Pain Research
Pain and Ageing
Pain and Cognition
Pain Assessment and Pain Management in Dementia
Non-verbal Communication
Facial Expression Research
Social Neuroscience
dr. M. (Miriam) Kunz
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Assistant Professor
Neurodegerative diseases, espcecially parkinsonism.
Neuropharmacology
Neuromodulation
Organisation of complex treatments related to Parkinson's disease
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Professor of Neurology (Advanced treatment of Parkinson's disease)
Field/Discipline
chronische ontsteking, MS, EAE diermodellen, innate immuniteit, microbiele antigenen
prof. dr. J.D. (Jon) Laman
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Full professor of Immune Physiology
Field/Discipline
S.D. (Suzanne) Lanooij, MSc
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PhD Student
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Professor Neurology
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T. (Tineke) van Lingen
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Research assistant Alzheimer Research Center
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Cognitive Neuroscience
Dynamics of the Healthy Brain
prof. dr. M.M. (Monicque) Lorist
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Full Professor
Dyslexie; Klinische Neuropsychologie; Neuroscience; Speech-Language Patrhology
prof. dr. B.A.M. (Ben) Maassen
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Professor of Dyslexia; Clinical Neuropsychologist
Field/Discipline
T. (Tania) Marini Setiadi
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PhD student
Field/Discipline
Advanced fMRI analysis, Combined Eye tracking and fMRI; Eye tracking; Data analysis; Statistics
dr. J.B.C. (Jan-Bernard) Marsman
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Staff Scientist
Field/Discipline
Selective attention, cognition, emotion, individual differences, EEG, pupil dilation
dr. A.D.J. (Sander) Martens
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Assistant professor
Clinical neuroengineering, esp. neurodiagnostics, Multimodal neuroimaging (EEG-EMG-fMRI), computational biofluid dynamics, (r)TMS, biomedical signal analysis
prof. dr. ir. N.M. (Natasha) Maurits
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Professor of Clinical Neuroengineering, Chief Scientific Information Officer (CSIO)
T. (Tiago) Medeiros Furquim Mendonça
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Master's Student
Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, Stress, Brain Function
dr. P. (Peter) Meerlo
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Assistant Professor Neurobiology
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dr. R.T. (Remco) Molenhuis
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FSE Postdoctoral Fellow
dr. L.J. Mouton
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Assistant Professor
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assistant professor
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Neurolinguistics
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PhD student
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Behavior (affective, social, cognitive), Pharmacology, Physiology, Gene expression, rat models for depression
dr. ing. J.D.A. (Jocelien) Olivier
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Assistant Professor
W. (Wendy) Oost
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Field/Discipline
Functionele neuroimaging (fMRI), neuropsychologie, psychose,  depressie, cognitieve veroudering
dr. E.M. (Esther) Opmeer
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Assistant Professor
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Professor of NeuroMechanics and Prosthetics
Action choices in gait (route selection); the role of retinal and extraretinal information in the control of (perturbed) balance; the contribution of gaze to spatial orientation in stepping and standing. 
dr. A.R. (Rob) den Otter
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Assistant professor
Zebrafish genetics, mouse embryology, neurogenesis, neural stem cell, asymmetric cell division, organelle assembly, molecular biology, centrosome and cilium biology
dr. J.T.M.L. (Judith) Paridaen
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Junior PI/Assistant Professor
Visual perception, aging, motion, biological motion, face and object recognition, attention, fMRI, EEG
dr. K.S. (Karin) Pilz
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Assistant Professor
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Lecturer
Memory, synaptic plasticity, structural plasticity, hippocampus, sleep
F. (Frank) Raven, MSc
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Cognitive Science & Neuroscience

See http://www.temporalcognition.org for a more extensive overview.

Topics: Temporal Cognition; Cognitive Science; Interval Timing; Optimalization of Learning; Adaptive Learning. 

Methods: comptuational modeling; mathematical modeling; experimentation; EEG; fMRI; MEG; eyetracking; pupil dilation
Psychology, Neurosciences
dr. M. (Marije) aan het Rot
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Associate Professor
prof. dr. E.J.A. (Erik) Scherder
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Professor
Field/Discipline
Research fields: neural regulation of the energy balance, Type 2 Diabetes, obesity and Anorexia Nervosa
prof. dr. A.J.W. (Anton) Scheurink
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Professor in Neuroendocrinology
Animal models for cardiovascular disease
Animal models for body-brain interaction (depression after myocardial infarction; postoperative cognitive decline)
Neuroinflammation
Behavioral studies
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Trust, Sustainable Behaviour, Social Neuroscience, Psychonomics, Online Research, Branding, Leadership
H.S. (Erik) Schoppen, MSc
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PhD student
Movement Disorders
Spina Bifida
Developmental Neurology
dr. D.A. (Deborah) Sival
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Pediatric neurologist
Microchimerism
Behavioural Neuroscience
Physiology
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E.L. Stam
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Medical resident / PhD student
Field/Discipline
Physics of invertebrate vision and animal coloration.
prof. dr. D.G. (Doekele G) Stavenga
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Professor
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pharmacokinetics and dynamics, optimisation of drug delivery
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Professor
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PhD-student
Field/Discipline
Epilepsy, Epidemiology, Clinical trials, Genetics, Neurology
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Senior scientific researcher
Functional and structural Neuroimaging, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Psychosis, Suïcidal behavior, Longitudinal Imaging
dr. M.J. (Marie-José) van Tol
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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)
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Associate professor (Tenure track) /adjunct hoogleraar
Dementia - Alzheimer’s Disease - Down syndrome - Neuropsychiatric symptoms - Neurochemistry - Biogenic amines and metabolites - Reversed Phase High Performance Liquid Chromatography - Brain tissue - Cerebrospinal fluid
Y. (Yannick) Vermeiren
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Post-doc
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Artificial Intelligence, memory, decision making, EEG, cognitive modeling; mindfulness; attention
dr. M.K. (Marieke) van Vugt
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Assistant Professor in Cognitive Modeling
My research focusses on speech perception, in particular on the automatic and controlled processes that enable speech comprehension in optimal (e.g., native listening) and atypical conditions (e.g., hearing impairment, CI, non-native communications). I study the interrelation between sensory and cognitive processes and the role that language experience and perceptual plasticity play in shaping this relation.
dr. A.E. (Anita E) Wagner
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Researcher
Behavioral ecology, neurogenetics, Drosophila
X. (Xiaocui) Wang
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PhD student
Y. (Yifan) Wang, PhD
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prof. dr. E.A. (Eddy) van der Zee
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Full Professor
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PhD student
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Associate professor
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