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 ...