Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
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Donders Institute

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.

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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:

VoorkantLanguage and Communication

Perception, Action and Decision-making

Development and lifelong plasticity

Natural Computing & Neurotechnology


Did you know you can improve your memory by making a memory palace? Read the blog on Donders Wonders if you want to know how: Improve your memory with your own memory palace.

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Research participants wanted at DondersDo you want to learn more about your brain and contribute to science? Then sign up as a research participant!

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judith homberg universiteit van nederland hoogsensitiviteitIs high sensitivity real or not? Judith Homberg explains at the Universiteit van Nederland.

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