The Donders Institute is a research centre devoted to understanding human cognition and behavior in health and disease. Hundreds of international researchers aim at the advancement of brain-, cognitive and behavioral science and improving health, education and technology.
Understanding mind and brain
100,000,000,000 neurons with 100,000 kilometers of connections between them, with a storage capacity exceeding that of a supercomputer. To understand this amazing human brain, we focus on 4 research themes:
Perception, Action and Decision-making
Development and lifelong plasticity
Even though preparing words and sentences takes a long time, people usually respond very quickly in conversation. How is that possible? Find the answer in How to respond lightning-fast during a conversation
- The Talking Brain, Language & Communication Open Theme Meeting21 March 2023 until 24 March 2023
- Inaugural lecture prof. dr. Noël Keijsers31 March 2023
- PhD defense Johannes Algermissen3 April 2023
Participate in our research!
Do you want to learn more about your brain and contribute to science? Then sign up as a research participant and make some money along the way!
Watch and read
Has Wikipedia influenced the way we learn things? Erno Hermans during a radio show at Npo1.
The coronavirus outbreak has implications for the Donders Institute. For the latest news and updates on coronavirus policies, see the websites of Radboud University or Radboudumc.
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