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Results: 21 - 36 of 36
  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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’. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 – ...

  • 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 ...