Brain and behaviour

We are all human, but we all behave differently. Why is that? On research into what moves people and how our behavior emerges from our brain: from the level of molecules to human relationships.


MRI scanner

Strongest MRI scanner in the world will be built in the Netherlands

The Donders Institute (Radboud University), together with six partners, has received a €19 million Roadmap grant from NWO. It will be used to build the world's first MRI scanner in Nijmegen with a magnetic field strength of 14 Tesla.

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Contact with others who suffer from depression is effective

People with depression benefit from contact with fellow sufferers. Such contacts can in fact contribute to recovering from depression. That was shown in the PhD research done by Dorien Smit, who will defend her thesis at Radboud University on 1...

ERC grant

ERC Starting Grants for six research projects, including bullying, AI and brain mechanisms

Six researchers at Radboud University receive a Starting Grant of the European Rersearch Council (ERC). This 1.5 milion euro grant gives them the opportunity to form their own research groups.

Researchers on behaviour

Prof. Karremans, J.C.T.M. (Johan)
Dr Berg, Y.H.M. van den (Yvonne)
Prof. Vink, J.M. (Jacqueline)
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Brain researchers

Prof. Roelofs, K. (Karin)
Prof. Aarts, E. (Esther)
Prof. Lange, F.P. de (Floris)
Prof. Hunnius, S. (Sabine)
Dr Genzel, L.K.E. (Lisa)
Prof. Bekkering, H. (Harold)
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Research projects

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VMBO Sportlab

In the research project vmbo sportlab, a consortium of young people, practitioners and researchers will provide insights and knowledge about how to tackle inactivity among VMBO students and get them playing sport and exercising into later life

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The Understanding Coach

Patients with memory loss often need more support as their condition worsens. The Understanding Coach project is developing a compassionate AI-powered virtual human tool that is aimed at improving these patients’ quality of life.


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