Department of Cognitive Neuroscience

The Cognitive Neuroscience (CN) department in Maastricht combines research in human perception and cognition with the development of advanced methods in neuroscience. Various brain imaging methods are employed to describe and predict behaviour, such as single cell recording, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electro- and magneto-encephalography (EEG and MEG). Furthermore, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and neurofeedback are being used to manipulate behaviour. The research is embedded in the Maastricht Brain Imaging Center (M-BIC).

Teaching

CN members contribute to teaching in the bachelor's programme in Psychology, the one-year master’s programme in Psychology. They also contribute to the two-year Research Master Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, which is run by FPN, FHML, and SBE. And there is also a M-BIC graduate school. Both students and research fellows have the option to receive further specific training, both in Maastricht and elsewhere via international collaborations.

Research

Research at the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience is embedded into the Maastricht Brain Imaging Centre. The research combines the study of human perception and cognition with the development of advanced methods in neuroscience. Various brain-imaging methods are employed to understand, predict, and change human behaviour. The research involves international and inter-disciplinary collaborations among psychologists, neuroscientists, bioengineers, IT experts, radiologists, and neurologists. M-BIC offers research facilities that were newly established within the Brains Unlimited project, including high (3 Tesla) and ultra-high (7 and 9.4 Tesla) magnetic fields MR scanners.

M-BIC tests and develops new theories of normal and abnormal neural information processing, with special attention to brain plasticity, perception and cognition, and the development of new methods for MR image acquisition and analysis. BrainVoyager, an internationally leading fMRI analysis and visualisation software package, is developed by Prof. Rainer Goebel within this group. Research activities are conducted in close collaboration with the Siemens Medical Systems (Erlangen, Germany) and with national and international leading brain imaging centers.

The 9 research lines are:

  • Auditory Perception and Cognition
  • Brain and Emotion

  • Computational architecture of visual processing streams

  • Brain and Language

  • Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

  • Brain Stimulation and Cognition

  • MR Methods for Neuroscience

  • Perception, Attention and Learning

  • Methods

  • Multiscale Imaging of Brain Connectivity

Name Organisational unit Contact details
I. de Almeida Ivo
Vision
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
M. de Araújo Nobre Duarte Vitória
Audition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
M.a.r.t.i.j.n. Arns
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
H. Bernhard
Perception
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
S. Bhat
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
E.E. Biggs
Vision
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
C.M. Bodifée
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
M.L. Bonte
Language
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
F. Borská
Language
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
A.W. de Borst
Vision
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
H. Breman
Vision
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
R.A. Bressler
Vision
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
YUFE
Projectbureau MUO
Maastricht University Office
Y. Cao
Language
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
M. Capalbo
Multiscale Imaging of Brain Connectivity
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
Z. Chen
Language
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
J.M. Chesley
Emotion
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
D.J.C. da Costa
Vision
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
S. Cutts
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
S.N.L. De Smet
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
E.S.A. Dijkstra
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
F.C.L. Donkers
Development
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
E.S.S. van Dort
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
S. Dresbach
Vision
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
F. Duecker
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
A. Elvika
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
M. Enan
Audition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
M. Esposito
Audition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
D.B. Evenblij
Vision
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
K.S. Evers
Vision
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
L.K. Faes
Audition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
Z. Fang
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
D.A. Feinberg
MRI
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
J.A. Figueiredo Pereira
Vision
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
E. Formisano
Audition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
S.C.L. Frijns
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
X. Fu
Audition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
B.M.L.F. de Gelder
Emotion
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
F. Gentile
Language
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
R.W. Goebel
Vision
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
D. Góngora Lleonart
Microeconomics & Public Economics
School of Business and Economics
Audition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
J.J.G. van Haren
Audition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
I.C. Hashim
Vision
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
L. Hausfeld
Audition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
S. Hildebrand
Multiscale Imaging of Brain Connectivity
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
M.D. Hilton
Development
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
M. Imbeni
Multiscale Imaging of Brain Connectivity
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
M. Ivaki
Development
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
D.V. Ivanov
MRI
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
L.M. Jonkman
Development
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
J.C. Stapel
Development
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
T. Karapanagiotidis
Audition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
M. Karimian
Perception
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
M.I.J. Kennis
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
K. Koiso
Perception
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
A. Kroner
Vision
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
S. Kühne
Emotion
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
D. Kurban
MRI
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
N. Kurtenbach
Microeconomics & Public Economics
School of Business and Economics
Audition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
T.T. Küthe
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
H.P. Leunissen
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
Z. Li
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
B. Li
Emotion
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
K. Liu
MRI
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
J. Lu
Emotion
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
A. Marimpis
Vision
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
G. Marrazzo
Emotion
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
F. de Martino
Audition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
H. Meijs
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
G. Mikellides
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
S. Moia
MRI
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
A. Monreal Madrigal
MRI
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
Y. Morel
Vision
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
V. Narayanan
Vision
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
S.J.G. ten Oever
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
B. Orbán-Szigeti
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
T. Otto
Vision
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
J. Paneva
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
E.G.M. Steijvers
Scannexus
Faculteit FHML Centraal
Facul Diensten COV's en Bureau FHML
Fac. Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
MRI
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
J.C. Peters
Vision
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
A. Pizzuti
Vision
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
B.A. Poser
MRI
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
M. Poyo Solanas
Emotion
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
A.H.J. Prentice
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
A. Razafindrahaba
Perception
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
J. Reithler
Vision
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
L. Riecke
Audition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
M.J. Roberts
Perception
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
A.F. Roebroeck
Multiscale Imaging of Brain Connectivity
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
A.T. Sack
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
B.M. Jansma
Language
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
T. Schuhmann
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
M. Senden
Vision
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
V. Smekal
Emotion
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
F.T.Y. Smulders
Audition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
B. Sorger
Vision
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
J.E.A. Stauder
Development
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
P.R. Stolpe
Vision
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
J. Trajkovic
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
C. Turri
Language
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
H. Ülsever
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
Y.R. Vaghela
Perception
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
G. Valente
Audition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
C.H.M. van Veen
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
V.G. van de Ven
Perception
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
H.T.S. Vötterl
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
Q. Wan
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
Y. Wang
Perception
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
Y. Wang
Audition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
T. Wang
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
P.H.M. de Weerd
Perception
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
T. Weidler
Vision
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
O.J. van der Werf
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
M. Wu
Audition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
L. Xing
Audition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
H. Xue
Language
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
M.B. Zechmair
Vision
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
X. Zhang
Vision
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
M. Zhang
Language
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
T. Zhu
Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience