At the Donders Centre for Neuroscience (DCN), we aim to understand the complex neural networks underlying perceptual, motor and cognitive brain functions. We study these networks by employing experimental as well as computational approaches. DCN is a part of the world-renowned Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour and research institute of the Faculty of Science of Radboud University.
Donders Centre for Neuroscience
The Donders Centre for Neuroscience consists of two research sections or departments, Neurobiology and Neurophysics.
The Neurobiology department studies molecular, cellular and network properties of the brain. It conducts research in various areas like computational neuroscience, sleep and memory mechanisms, molecular dynamics of synapses, neuro development, neurodegeneration, episodic and spatial memory, molecular neurobiology, visual neuroscience, and multisensory integration.
The Neurophysics department investigates diverse topics including the dynamics of brain-memory interactions, the role of machine learning in understanding intelligence, sensory information processing in the brain, the synthesis of perception and cognition, and the correlation between the brain's physical properties and information processing.
The Donders Centre for Neuroscience board consists of a Scientific Director who oversees research and strategic planning, a Managing Director in charge of daily operations and finance, section heads representing Neurophysics and Neurobiology research, and a representative advocating for PhDs and PostDocs.