Neuropsychology and Psychopharmacology
The department of Neuropsychology and Psychopharmacology (NP&PP) consists of two sections: Neuropsychology (NP) and Psychopharmacology (PP). Research and education in these sections is dedicated to the scientific investigation of brain-behaviour relationships. NP focuses on neurocognitive development, ageing and brain injury in a lifespan perspective as well as the underlying contributions of biological and psychosocial factors. PP assesses biological mechanisms that underlie cognitive, affective and behavioural functions by means of controlled pharmacological interventions.
The sections collaborate in many fields of research and education. For example, NP&PP runs three master's programmes (i.e. Neuropsychology, research master's specialisation Neuropsychology and research master's specialisation Fundamental Neuroscience) to which members of both sections equally contribute. In addition, research projects often integrate expertise from both sections in order to achieve maximal research quality. Staff members of NP&PP also participate in the European Graduate School of Neuroscience (EURON) to stimulate interfaculty research and education.