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Theme 2: Perception, Action and Decision-making

Donders-ACTION-CONTROL-screenThis theme investigates the neural and cognitive mechanisms that allow us to perceive the world, to translate these sensations into action plans, and to decide how to enact these plans.

At the level of perception and action, researchers examine how sensory processing and motor performance operate and interrelate. At the level of regulation, researchers study how choice options are selected, and subsequently controlled, on the basis of cognitive, motivational, and affective factors. At the level of social interaction, researchers study how these processes are implemented when engaged with other agents.

Fundamental and clinical neuroscience

Across each of these levels of investigation, research examines the relationship between the brain and the respective cognitive processes that guide behavior. Research within this theme also has a clear clinical focus, with active investigations of neurological, psychiatric, and otorhinolaryngological populations.

The multidisciplinary and multi-level approach within Theme 2 creates the opportunity to employ varied analytical and theoretical perspectives, providing a fertile ground for effective interactions between fundamental and clinical neuroscientists. Overall therefore, the effort is to understand perception, action, and decision-making in both healthy and impaired organisms, and to explore and develop the potential societal implications of the fundamental discoveries.

See our list of lead scientists for researchers and research groups linked to this theme.

Contact
Marius Peelen, speaker of this theme
T: 024-3612027
E: m.peelen@donders.ru.nl

Secretary
Tildie Stijns
T: 024-3610651
E: tildie.stijns@donders.ru.nl

Researchers and research groups

A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P-Q-R-S-T-V-W-X-Y-Z

Esther AartsEsther Aarts

Principal Investigator
Food & Cognition

Harold Bekkeringbekkering2018ru

Principal Investigator
Social Educational Neuroscience (SENSe)

Bas Bloem   Bloem10152018umcfoto

Principal Investigator
Neurological Movement Disorders

Jan Buitelaar buitelaar10x152018

Principal Investigator
Developmental Neuropsychiatry

Rob Collin
collin10x152018

Principal Investigator
Molecular Therapy for Inherited Eye Disorders

Roshan Cools Cools10x15201803

Principal Investigator
Motivational & Cognitive Control

Frans Cremers Cremers10x152018

Principal Investigator
Blindness Genetics

Baziel van Engelen engelen10x15umc

Principal Investigator
Neuromuscular Diseases

Marco Gandolfo Gandolfo

Research Fellow

Alexander Geurts Geurts10x152018

Principal Investigator
Neurorehabilitation

Pim HaselagerGV_2809A6020Pim Haselager

Principal Investigator
Societal Implications of Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Neuroscience (SIAC

Rick Helmich helmich10x15umc2018

Associate Principal Investigator
Systems Neurology

Anneke den Hollander Hollander10x152018

Principal Investigator
Multifactorial eye diseases

Carel Hoyng Hoyng10x152018

Principal Investigator
Macular Degeneration and Ophthamogenetics

Sabine Hunnius  hunnius10x15ru2018

Principal Investigator
Baby Research on Action, Interaction & Neurocognition

Janneke Jehee Janneke Jehee

Principal Investigator
Visual Computation

Rogier Kievit Knipsel

Principal Investigator
Lifespan Cognitive Dynamics

Caroline KlaverKlaver10x15umc2018

Principal Investigator
Genetic-epidermiologic studies of various
complex and Mendelian eye disorders

Jeroen KleveringKlevering2018umc10x15

Associate Principal Investigator
Retinal Dystrophies

Karin KlijnKlijn10x152018umc

Principal Investigator
Intracerebral haemorrhage and stroke

Hannie KremerKremer10x152018umc

Principal Investigator
Usher syndrome: Genetics and Functional Genomics

Floris de Langelange10x15ru

Principal Investigator
Predictive Brain

Frank-Erik de Leeuw  5d631bb0-38dd-414f-bc95-e3848c0d904b-blockpersoonzoom1

Principal Investigator
Cerebrovascular disease

Dirk LefeberGV_0910dirk LefeberGV_1809A4749

Principal Investigator
Glycosylation Disorders in Neurology

Tessa van LeeuwenLeeuwen, Tessa van1

Research fellow

Rob van Lier GV_09100610A6686Rob van Lier

Principal Investigator
Perception and Awareness

Lyia Ma  Ma

Principal Investigator
to be announced

Rogier Mars Rogier Mars

Principal Investigator
Cognitive Neuroecology Lab

Pieter Medendorp PieterMedendorp

Principal Investigator
Sensorimotor Control

Uta Noppeneyutanop

Principal Investigator
Multisensory perception, learning and attention

John van Opstal Opstal10x15el1018

Principal Investigator
Auditory System, Gaze Control & Executive Function

Hanneke den Ouden Hanneke den Ouden

Principal Investigator
Learning & Decision-making

Marius Peelen Marius Peelen

Principal Investigator
Visual Cognitive Neuroscience

Edo Richard
richardedo10x18umc

Principal Investigator
Prevention of Dementia

Karin Roelofs roelofsjaaronbekend

Principal Investigator
Affective Neuroscience

Susanne Roosing Roosing

Associate Principal Investigator
Blindness Genetics

Iris van Rooij Iris van Rooij

Principal Investigator
Computational Cognitive Science

Alan Sanfey Sanfey, Alan

Principal Investigator
Decision Neuroscience

Hans Scheffer  Scheffer10x152018umc

Associate Principal Investigator
Clinical Molecular Genetics of Heterogeneous Genetic Disorders

Ivan Toni Ivan Toni

Principal Investigator
Intention and Action

Anil Tuladhar Tuladhar10x15umc2018

Associate Principal Investigator
Cerebrovascular disease

Lennart Verhagen Verhagen

Associate Principal Investigator
Cognitive Neuromodulation

Robbert-Jan VerkesVerkes10x15umc

Associate Principal Investigator
Disorders in Impulse- and Aggression Regulation

Nienke de VriesKnipsel

Associate Principal Investigator
Disorder of movement

Marc van Wanrooij MarcVanWanrooij

Principal Investigator
Multisensory Integration

Bart van de Warrenburg  b6effcae-4eb1-4a26-ad5c-8df3f4b94b62-blockpersoonzoom1

Principal Investigator
Rare and Genetic Movement Disorders

Richard van Wezel Richard van Wezel

Principal Investigator
Visual Neuroscience

Vivian Weerdensteyn  vivian228240ce-1e2f-4ce2-a582-9064722405f4-blockpersoonzoom1

Principal Investigator
Mobility and neurological diseases

Erwin van WykWyk

Associate Principal Investigator