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Amsterdam Brain and Cognition (ABC)

Results: 21 - 38 of 38
Results: 21 - 38 of 38
  • Suzanne Hoogeveen, abc poster prize 2017 awardee
    Suzanne Hoogeveen wins ABC poster award at the ABC Brain Day 2017
    7 Jul 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 ...
  • Brains
    UvA researchers discover new ‘GPS’ neuron
    29 May 2017
    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. ...
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    Pupil signals uncertainty during decision-making
    6 Mar 2017
    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 ...
  • Prof David Amodio, Professor Social Psychology
    David Amodio, professor of Social Psychology
    2 Mar 2017
    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.
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    ABC Project grant 2017
    23 Feb 2017
    3 proposals have been awarded with an ABC Project Grant - Congratulations to the winning projects!
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    Split brain does not lead to split consciousness
    25 Jan 2017
    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 ...
  • Prof Sanne Schagen, Cognitieve Functies en Kankertherapie
    Sanne Schagen, professor by special appointment of Cognitive Functions and Cancer Therapy
    20 Oct 2016
    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 ...
  • Lightbulb 'brain'
    Brain more robust than previously thought
    19 Aug 2016
    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 ...
  • Lightbulb 'brain'
    How the brain represents the world
    1 Oct 2015
    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 ...
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
    Rubicon grant for three young UvA researchers
    8 Apr 2015
    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 ...
  • CGP
    Register for the ABC Creative Mind Prize 2015
    16 Mar 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. ...
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    In search of the origins of musicality
    2 Feb 2015
    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 ...
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    Worldwide interest in the first results of Hooked on Music
    10 Nov 2014
    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 ...
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    Martijn Wokke wins 2014 Creative Mind Prize
    19 Jun 2014
    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’. ...
  • Brain distinguishes between impulsive errors and errors caused by attention lapses
    27 Nov 2012
    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 ...
  • Brains
    Smell stimulates memory
    22 Nov 2012
    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 ...
  • 'LAB': interdisciplinary centre for research
    20 Jun 2012
    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 – ...
  • Brain's decision network sensitive to prior knowledge
    21 Feb 2012
    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 ...