Inti Brazil is one of four Donders Institute researchers awarded a Vidi grant from the NWO in June. His study focuses on people with antisocial behaviour who are in special institutions. Within five years, a new approach will be developed that can help determine what correlation of neurobiological and -psychological factors can be used to describe people. In the clinical setting, this approach has the potential to sharpen diagnostics and interventions.
Social interaction is commonplace in a vast number of species, forming the basis for mating and selection. Vocal communication is often an important part in social interaction. In rodents, the most common laboratory animal in neuroscience, vocal communication is hard to study because many vocalizations are ultrasonic, and it is hard to assign each vocalization to one of the interaction partners. Dr. Bernhard Englitz and his lab developed a novel sound localization system which achieves a landmark improvement of accuracy, down to just a few millimetres.
Letterprins, a reading project that gets children reading mileage through play has received two honourable nominations at the Digital Impact Awards. The nominations are an important recognition of Letterprins' impact and innovation in promoting literacy among young readers. The game was developed by IJsfontein and the successful launch campaign was developed by Vertigo 6.
Luke Miller is one of the four Donders Institute scientists that were awarded 5-year Vidi funding from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). His research is about the ability of people to use tools and how the brain adapts to technology that is becoming increasingly intelligent like wearable robotic limbs. The study explores possibilities to restore touch to prosthetics or adding touch to exoskeletons, in a non-invasive way.
Lisa Genzel is joining the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence, a dynamic and prestigious network of 30 outstanding early to mid-career European neuroscientists. The network was established in 2014 through a collaboration by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and The Kavli Foundation. The network aims to improve Neuroscience in Europe and beyond through scientific exchange, providing opportunities for young scientists, and facilitating dialogue between scientists, policymakers, and society.
Peter Hagoort will be awarded the silver Radboud University Medal. The founder of the Donders Institute will be presented the medal during the Opening of the Academic Year on 4 September. The Jury appreciates Peter Hagoort as a very exceptional scientist, who in three decades has built up an impressive scientific oeuvre with enormous, worldwide impact, and with very great significance for Radboud University in general.