The Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN) is an international faculty with students and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds who are linked by their shared curiosity about the human brain. This curiosity drives us to explore the broad field of psychology from a biological and cognitive perspective. By using the Problem-Based Learning method of teaching we encourage a similar curiosity in our students by handing them the tools to discover the world of the human brain.
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At the end of 2020, Glynis Bogaard was awarded an NWO, VENI grant for her research project: Outsmarting liars: Towards an interviewing protocol that allows for single-case lie-detection. Bogaard, now Assistant Professor, is part of the Forensic Psychology section at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN). She also completed her Bachelor in Psychology and the Legal Psychology specialisation of the Master in Psychology at FPN, before starting her PhD.
Anna Schueth (Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience) is a post-doctoral researcher, who recently received a NWO VENI grant to further develop and apply her ground-breaking, light-sheet microscope prototype, which she co-developed and set up in the lab at Maastricht University. "When I first built it in the lab at MHeNs, it was the first prototype worldwide and now, 3 or 4 exist in the world", says Schueth.
Dr. Federico De Martino of the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience has been awarded the European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant. Dr. De Martino will study hearing in context, as what we hear greatly relies on context.