Donders MRI scanner

Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour

The Donders Institute explores the human brain, cognition, and behaviour across various disciplines, including medicine, physics, biology, psychology, AI, and language studies. Our researchers collaborate to enhance knowledge of the brain, aiming to benefit health, education, and technology.



World Autism Day: developments in autism research

Approximately 1% to 2% of the Dutch population is autistic. During the recent World Autism Day, Jan Buitelaar and Viola Hollestein shared their experiences and current research findings while looking ahead.

Marius Peelen

How our brain handles what we see and what we imagine

Did you know that many people think in pictures, often while seeing the world at the same time? Although you seem to do this effortlessly, the process is complicated and we do not understand how the brain combines seeing and visual thinking, yet.

Nachum Ulanovsky

Donders Lecture - Nachum Ulanovsky

This talk will focus on the importance of using natural behaviors in neuroscience research – the “Natural Neuroscience” approach.