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  • 12 Apr 2019
    A better understanding of mental disorders

    UvA researcher Denny Borsboom continues to work towards a network model for explaining mental disorders. Through such a model, he also hopes to contribute significantly to shaping new theory in his field. He received ...

  • 14 Mar 2019
    Dutch people have trouble understanding Japanese expression of anger

    Are Dutch and Japanese people able to understand each other’s nonverbal expressions of emotions? Disa Sauter (University of Amsterdam) and Michiko Yoshie (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and ...

  • 29 Jan 2019
    Ammodo Science Award for Birte Forstmann

    Birte Forstmann, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the UvA, is among the eight winners of the 2019 Ammodo Science Award.

  • 24 Oct 2018
    Eddie Brummelman wins National Postdoc award

    The Young Academy and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences are awarding the prize for Brummelman's research on the socialization of the self—how social processes shape children’s self-views, such as ...

  • 18 Oct 2018
    Amsterdam Young Academy announces first 30 members

    The two Amsterdam-based universities, the UvA and VU Amsterdam, have a new platform for talented young researchers: the Amsterdam Young Academy (AYA). Three ABC associates are among the first thirty members.

  • 13 Sep 2018
    Confirmation bias pervasive even in simple visual decisions

    Ever notice how you often see or read things that confirm your view of the world? Well, you are not alone. People are known to suffer from what is known as confirmation bias, a tendency to filter new information such ...

  • 23 Jul 2018
    Experience leads to better predictions

    Our estimation of the timing of specific events can play a prominent role in our day-to-day decision-making processes. Information gained during past experiences helps us predict the outcomes of future decisions. ...

  • 19 Jul 2018
    ABC Networking Day 2018

    This year’s ABC annual meeting wore a whole new dress and it was an exciting afternoon - all in the name of networking, and connecting all the treasures that are to be found within ABC.

  • 16 Jul 2018
    Rhesus monkeys sense isochrony in rhythm, but not the beat

    Although monkeys seem to notice regularity in rhythmic sounds, they are not able to detect the actual beat. This is the finding of a new study by researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the National ...

  • 5 May 2018
    UvA researcher Birte Forstmann awarded prestigious Proof of Concept (PoC) grant

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded an ERC Proof of Concept grant to Birte Forstmann, professor of Neuroimaging in Cognitive Neuroscience at the UvA.

  • 3 May 2018
    ABC Project Grant 2018 Awardees

    In January 2018 ABC received 22 project proposals, which were presented to the committee and evaluated in two rounds.

  • 30 Nov 2017

    Max van der Linden in collaboration with Sander Bosch, Jolien Francken, Simon van Gaal, Andrea Manneke, Suzanne Oosterwijk and Annemie Ploeger

  • 23 Nov 2017
    Quantifiers and Cognition: Logical and Computational Perspectives

    Book tip and publication by ABC member Jakub Szymanik

  • 8 Aug 2017
    ABC Summer School 2017

    Amidst an event-ridden end of the academic year, the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition Center (ABC) Summer School “The Sleeping Brain: from Neural Networks to Cognition” (June 19-30) was a huge success and received great ...

  • 20 Jul 2017
    ABC Brain Day 2017

    Does free will exist? How do you get NWO money? Is there an alternative to SPSS? Questions that matter, and all topics of the annual ABC brain Day, on 23 June this year in de Brakke Grond.

  • 7 Jul 2017
    Suzanne Hoogeveen wins ABC poster award at the ABC Brain Day 2017

    The ABC poster award is aimed at stimulating ABC students to present and discuss the results obtained during their internships done at different ABC locations. The best poster presented at the ABC Brain day is ...

  • 29 May 2017
    UvA researchers discover new ‘GPS’ neuron

    An international research team led by UvA researchers Jeroen Bos, Martin Vinck and Cyriel Pennartz has identified a new type of neuron which might play a vital role in humans’ ability to navigate their environments. ...

  • 6 Mar 2017
    Pupil signals uncertainty during decision-making

    Whether it involves stopping at a traffic light or diving into freezing water to save someone from drowning: many of our everyday problems require snap decisions in the face of uncertainty. When making decisions, it ...

  • 2 Mar 2017
    David Amodio, professor of Social Psychology

    Dr D.M. Amodio (1974) has been appointed professor of Social Psychology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 23 Feb 2017
    ABC Project grant 2017

    3 proposals have been awarded with an ABC Project Grant - Congratulations to the winning projects!

  • 25 Jan 2017
    Split brain does not lead to split consciousness

    A new research study contradicts the established view that so-called split-brain patients have a split consciousness. Instead, the researchers behind the study, led by UvA psychologist Yair Pinto, have found strong ...

  • 20 Oct 2016
    Sanne Schagen, professor by special appointment of Cognitive Functions and Cancer Therapy

    Dr S.B. Schagen (1971) has been named professor by special appointment of Cognitive Functions and Cancer Therapy at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The chair was ...

  • 19 Aug 2016
    Brain more robust than previously thought

    The brain is well capable of coping with the erratic way individual brain cells transmit information. This robustness is quite useful because variation in signal transmission doesn’t merely concern noise, but also ...

  • 27 Jun 2016
    ABC Poster award 2016

    Anne Urai wins the 2016 ABC poster award

  • 27 Jun 2016
    ABC Creative Mind Prize 2016

    Claire Stevenson Wins ABC the Creative Mind Prize 2016

  • 22 Oct 2015
    Heleen Slagter receives ERC starting grant

    Project title: The mind’s eye: How expectation and attention shape perception

  • 1 Oct 2015
    How the brain represents the world

    The neurosciences have made great strides in gaining a better understanding of the brain and its relation to cognitive processes. It is nevertheless striking, especially in these early years of the 21st century, that ...

  • 1 Sep 2015
    Interview (in Dutch) with Aukje Verhoeven

    Winner of the Creatieve Geest Prijs 2015

  • 24 Jun 2015
    UvA psychologist wins the 2015 Creative Mind Prize

    Aukje Verhoeven, clinical psychologist and postdoc at the University of Amsterdam, has won the 2015 Creative Mind Prize.

  • 4 May 2015
    Interdisciplinary Symposium on Decision Making

    On 21 April the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition Center (ABC) and the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) organized a symposium on Decision Making. The Symposium, a joined initiative from the Faculty of ...

  • 8 Apr 2015
    Rubicon grant for three young UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NOW) has awarded a Rubicon grant to three UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorates. This will allow them to conduct research at a leading institute ...

  • 16 Mar 2015
    Register for the ABC Creative Mind Prize 2015

    The ABC Creative Mind Prize 2015 will be presented to a young academic with an original and exciting research proposal that centres around the aspects of creativity, cognition and/or the workings of the human brain. ...

  • 3 Mar 2015
    Creative Mind Prize 2015

    The ABC Creative Mind Prize 2015 will be presented to a young academic with an original and exciting research proposal that centres around the aspects of creativity, cognition and/or the workings of the human brain.

  • 2 Feb 2015
    In search of the origins of musicality

    Why do we have music? And what enables us to perceive, appreciate and make music? The search for a possible answer to these and other questions forms the backdrop to a soon-to-be released theme issue of Philosophical ...

  • 9 Dec 2014
    Publication in the new open access journal Scientific Data by B.U. Forstmann et al.

    B.U. Forstmann et al. published a paper in the new open access journal Scientific Data.

  • 10 Nov 2014
    Worldwide interest in the first results of Hooked on Music

    The interest in the first research results of ‘Hooked on Music’, a project in which UvA researchers Henkjan Honing and Ashley Burgoyne are collaborating with the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, UK, is ...

  • 19 Jun 2014
    Martijn Wokke wins 2014 Creative Mind Prize

    Martijn Wokke, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Amsterdam, has been named winner of the 2014 Creative Mind Prize for his research proposal ‘Unleashing creativity by decreasing prefrontal control’. ...

  • 13 Jun 2014
    Vacancy: Editorial staff members

    Do you have special interest in science communication? Are you up for an interesting experience in setting up a popular science magazine? And would you like to contribute to putting the excellent research of fellow ...

  • 16 May 2014
    Looking for a Postdoctoral researcher or doctoral candidates!

    In the Institute of Psychology, at the University of Lübeck, the newly established laboratory of “Social Psychology/Neuroscience of decision” (Prof. Dr. Soyoung Q Park) is looking for a Postdoctoral researcher or ...

  • 16 May 2014
    Looking for a Postdoctoral researcher or doctoral candidates!

    In the Institute of Psychology, at the University of Lübeck, the newly established laboratory of “Social Psychology/Neuroscience of decision” (Prof. Dr. Soyoung Q Park) is looking for a Postdoctoral researcher or ...

  • 14 Feb 2014
    Expectations vs. reality

    'When we plan for the future, we often have a linear line in mind. We think in terms of “I do this now, so I can do that later”. Life, however, is not a linear line and definitely not something you can plan.'

  • 20 Jan 2014
    PhD position in computational modelling

    Neurocognitive models of behavioral control in obesity

  • 27 Sep 2013
    The life after a Msc in Cognitive Sciences at UvA

    A few days ago I got my final grades for my MSc in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the UvA registered. It feels good to be done with Uni. and I'm looking forward to my new adventure as a PhD student at the Karolinska ...

  • 26 Sep 2013
    3 year PhD studentship Computational modelling in cognitive neuroscience

    The Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences Leipzig and the Collaborative Research Centre “Obesity Mechanisms” at the University Clinic Leipzig are offering a 3 year PhD studentship in the field ...

  • 3 Sep 2013
    Marie-Curie PhD's

    The project has 14 Marie-Curie Funded Research Fellowships and 12 University Scholarships available to explore cognition, creativity and innovation. We are looking for high-calibre Masters Students interested in ...

  • 11 Jul 2013
    Exercising patience

    Finally it is warmer, and with the sun shining more often, Düsseldorf reveals its summer charm.

  • 10 Jul 2013
    So what is consumer psychology?

    Basically, the field of consumer psychology is focused on the attempt to understand why people buy or use certain products or services, or how to persuade them to buy or use more.

  • 10 Jul 2013
    Finally found a PhD possition

    I am glad to announce that I have finally found a PhD position. It has taken me some time, but this summer I will begin my PhD project at the Erasmus University. I will be doing research into self-regulated learning.

  • 27 Jun 2013
    Postdoctoral postion with Dr Lauren Stewart - Goldsmiths University of London

    Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position to work collaboratively on a programme of research funded by a recent Leverhulme grant awarded to Dr Lauren Stewart, ‘Investigating Involuntary ...

  • 2 Apr 2013
    Moving in the right direction

    Not long after my last blog, I could start the pilot of my very first study! For several weeks, Lena, the master student helping me, and I went to the university clinic to meet one or two Parkinson patients on three ...

  • 2 Apr 2013
    Coming home

    Life back in Israel has gotten into a comfortable routine. So comfortable that it is difficult to remember that something was ever different.

  • 2 Apr 2013
    Embedding yourself in academia would be your best bet

    So I have learned at lot these past few months on how not to do science, but it is becoming time to put these skills to work.

  • 1 Apr 2013
    Gunes Kantaroglu - April 2011

    It has been some time since I wrote anything here. I started working in February which kept me incredibly busy until now. I have been commuting to Utrecht everyday and having to wake up very early in the morning. I ...

  • 1 Feb 2013
    Ups and Downs of Living Abroad

    It is white in Düsseldorf. It is the second time this winter, and I heard it is quite unusual here. The first time was in the beginning of December, when the whole city was filled with cozy Christmas stalls.

  • 1 Feb 2013
    10 Differences

    In my new work, I'm basically doing the same things I did during my Masters: Planning studies, running them, analyzing results and jumping to premature conclusions. Yet life outside the academia looks very different.

  • 1 Feb 2013
    Don't froth about coming across nerdy, everybody's nerdy

    It seems a bit harsh that I am writing my second alumni blog again after searching on Academic Transfer for a PhD position. But at least this time I have something useful to do afterwards;

  • 31 Jan 2013
    Ph.D. Student in Experimental Psychology

    Project: “The role of individual differences in multisensory processing ability and attentional selection”

  • 16 Jan 2013
    Brain imaging PhD trainee project available

    DEADLINE 31 JANUARY 2013 | Keywords: sleep, emotion, arousal, high-density EEG, fMRI, insomnia, internet assessment

  • 27 Nov 2012
    PhD Position at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (1,0 fte)

    Mechanisms of top-down control in the accumulation of sensory evidence

  • 27 Nov 2012
    Brain distinguishes between impulsive errors and errors caused by attention lapses

    When we make a mistake, our brains can distinguish between impulsive errors and errors due to a lapse in attention. These two types of errors induce a different brain response. These are the findings of cognitive ...

  • 22 Nov 2012
    Smell stimulates memory

    The relationship between a smell and memory is stored in the orbitofrontal cortex, a brain region near the eye sockets. Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have discovered an important cog in the brain ...

  • 13 Nov 2012
    Berlin School of Mind and Brain – Apply now for 2013!

    DEADLINE 15 JANUARY 2013 | The Berlin School of Mind and Brain is an international and interdisciplinary graduate research school that offers a three-year doctoral degree program in English. The School was ...

  • 5 Nov 2012
    Grüsse aus Düsseldorf!

    I'm sitting at my desk in a room way too large for just one person, in one of the many buildings at the Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf. It reminds me a bit of a rat maze; it's so easy to lose your ...

  • 5 Nov 2012
    PhD-hunting experience

    So they've asked me to write this blog about my PhD-hunting experience. Let me first draw you a picture: I am sitting here behind my computer after another unfruitful search on Academic Transfer and reading on ...

  • 5 Nov 2012
    The real world - Finding a job after two non-practical degrees

    How do you start job-hunting when you don’t even know what kind of job you’re hunting for? You open a wanted-website, and? How can you screen the ads? There is no filter for “interesting jobs”, “some background in ...

  • 2 Oct 2012
    New issue of MindOpen, the digizine about Psychology. Theme: scientific integrity

    In this issue, junior researchers and distinguished scientists comment on the great pressure to publish as a potential cause of fraud, among other things.

  • 20 Jun 2012
    'LAB': interdisciplinary centre for research

    All the research facilities and advanced equipment of the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) – including a sleep lab, baby lab, fMRI brain scanner and virtual reality lab – ...

  • 1 Jun 2012
    Lau Møller Andersen - May 2012

    I am going through some busy and exciting days these days – we are finishing up the last tests of a big experiment we are running where we are testing correlations between individuals' GABA-levels and their ...

  • 1 Jun 2012
    Merel Rijnsburger - May 2012

    Only 2 months back in the low country, it already feels like forever. The first weeks I had a very hard time getting back here mentally. I missed Paris terribly. And as my body took a fast car to get back to ...

  • 21 Feb 2012
    Brain's decision network sensitive to prior knowledge

    Research conducted by neuroscientists at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has revealed that the frontoparietal network in the brain (an area used when making decisions) is involved in the processing of prior ...

  • 1 Feb 2012
    Lau Møller Andersen - Februari 2012

    At the moment of writing, I have just returned from a vacation in Israel. I visited friends that I met during my stay in Amsterdam – this exemplifies an advantage of doing an international master's degree, besides ...

  • 1 Feb 2012
    Merel Rijnsburger - February 2012

    Bonjour! Yes it’s still in French; I just started my last month of research in Paris. Things are still going pretty well, despite the stabilization of my ôrrible French, the deterioration of my English and an ...

  • 1 Nov 2011
    Lau Møller Andersen - November 2011

    Life has been busy since I finished two great years of my life in the beautiful port of Amsterdam. I now live in Aarhus, Denmark, where I did my bachelor studies.

  • 1 Nov 2011
    Merel Rijnsburger - November 2011

    Bonjour tout le monde!

  • 1 Apr 2011
    Barbara Braams - April 2011

    “Great that you are all here! Welcome to the first part of the BrainTime research project that you are all participating in.” I’m at a high school near Leiden, and in front of me are 24 slightly excited children. ...

  • 1 Feb 2011
    Barbara Braams - February 2011

    My last blog ended stating that I was curious where I would end up job wise. I had been looking around for different kinds of jobs, but decided that my heart lies with research and that I want to do a PhD. In my ...

  • 1 Nov 2010
    Barbara Braams - November 2010

    Hi everyone, Great that you’ve found the way to my blog. Here I will keep you updated on my whereabouts as a recent graduate of the Brain and Cognitive Science master. First, let me tell you a little bit about who I ...

  • 1 Nov 2010
    Gunes Kantaroglu - November 2010

    I feel like there is a dividing line between my life before and after CSCA. Before graduation, I had rather mixed expectations about what would happen after my master’s. Would I do a PhD? Or would I get an ordinary ...