Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
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What is the Donders Institute

The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour is a world-class research centre devoted to understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of human cognition and behavior in health and disease. The Institute is home to more than 600 researchers from 35 countries who share the common goal of contributing to the advancement of the brain-, cognitive- and behavioral sciences through investigator-driven research, and improving health, education and technology by applying advances in this field.

From molecules to minds to population

The Institute’s mission includes conducting interdisciplinary research of excellence at the unique interface between genetic, molecular and cellular processes at one end and computational, system-level neuroscience with cognitive and behavioral analysis at the other end.

From molecule to population

Within this range we focus on four research themes:

We aim to apply

The research conducted at the Donders Institute has enormous potential for benefiting society and the Institute also gears its research towards current and anticipated societal issues and challenges.

Donders Institute brochure

Read more about the different research themes, research methodologies, numbers and figures of the Donders Institute in the brochure.

Donders Institute brochure (English) (pdf, 2,4 MB)

Donders Institute brochure (Dutch) (pdf, 2,4 MB)

Research Report

The annual Research Report gives an overview of the achievements in research at the Donders Institute and Radboud University in the past year, and plans for the near future.

Research Report Donders Institute 2020 (pdf, 94 kB)

Research Report Donders Institute 2016 (pdf, 945 kB)

Research Report Donders Institute 2015 (pdf, 632 kB)