Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

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.   

FPN Experience Days

What’s it like to be a Psychology student at Maastricht University? Find out during the FPN Virtual Experience Day! You’ll attend a lecture and participate in a tutorial group. You’ll be guided by advanced Psychology students who are happy to answer all your questions about studying and student life. 

Sign up for a Virtual Experience Day via the link to the right. 

Talk to our Student Ambassadors

Do you have a question about our study programmes or about student life in Maastricht? Our Ambassadors are happy to answer them. You can contact them on Instagram, where they post weekly about their experiences during their master's studies. You can also sign up for our info pack. You'll receive a brochure, we'll send you updates on our programmes and open days, life at UM and much more.

FPN News

  • How does dyslexia arise?

    Friday, April 8, 2022

    Learning to read and write fluently seems natural to many people. But it's actually not. Certainly not for people with dyslexia. In this lecture neuroscientist Milene Bonte explains why.

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  • Psychomotor effects of nitrous oxide

    Thursday, March 10, 2022

    Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is a substance that many know from a visit to the dentist, or a medical procedure in the hospital. But it is increasingly used as a recreational and addictive drug. During the intoxication, thinking clearly and focused movement is impossible for the user, you can compare the effects to being drunk. Driving, thus, is out of the question. The difference with an alcohol intoxication is that the effects of nitrous oxide only last for a maximum of 1 minute. But can you get behind the wheel after that minute has passed?

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  • CIAO

    Centre of Expertise for Inclusive Organisations (CIAO) | A contribution to Dutch law

    Thursday, January 13, 2022

    The Centre of Expertise for Inclusive Organisations (CIAO) is an institute of Maastricht University, founded in 2016 in close collaboration with the Dutch Employee Insurance Agency, UWV (Uitvoeringsinstituut WerknemersVerzekeringen). CIAO offers a knowledge platform for parties working professionally towards promoting sustainable participation in the labour market, both for those working and those searching for jobs, and especially those who are not able to participate in the current labour market independently. To further this, CIAO does scientific and practice-oriented research. It also develops various practical tools.

    This years, CIAO’s approach to inclusive organisations was integrated in a new article for the SUWI law (Structure executive organisation work and income). We talked to Professor Fred Zijlstra about that approach.

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