FPN Stories

FPN is a faculty with an unlimited interest in the human brain. We try to learn all we can about healthy and unhealthy human behaviour, why people behave the way they do, and how to influence this behaviour. We do this by conducting research in the fields of biological and cognitive psychology. On this page you can read about our teachers, researchers, students and the work they are doing.

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    UM research on memories at Lowlands Science

    Thursday, August 16, 2018
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    WHO designates ‘Senior Friendly Communities’ project as 'best practice'

    Thursday, August 16, 2018
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    VENI grant for Dr. Laurentius Huber (FPN)

    Friday, August 10, 2018

    The Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience is happy to welcome Dr. Laurentius Huber, who will be joining our faculty in January to work on his VENI project “Understanding how the connections between our brain’s cortical layers make us who we are”. But, we’ll let Laurentius introduce himself and his work:

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  • “I learn something new every day”

    Monday, July 23, 2018

    Maïs Sweid is from Syria. She lives in Limburg with her husband and five-year-old son and works for the Education Office at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN). Her advice to other refugees: “Meet Dutch people and learn the language as soon as possible.” This is a story about the success of work experience at UM.

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  • Eight Veni grants for young UM scientists

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant to eight young, highly promising UM scientists. Maastricht University congratulates the eight UM laureates: dr. Vigjilenca Abazi (FdR), dr. Matthijs Cluitmans (FHML), dr. Tim Hendrikx (FHML), dr. Laurentius Huber (FPN), dr. Miriam Meissner (FASoS), dr. Tim Snijders (FHML), dr. Thomas van Sloten (FHML), and dr. Emiel van der Vorst (FHML).

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  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for eating disorders is the way to go. So, why is it underused?

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    The worldwide consensus among scientists is that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the best choice for treating eating disorders. Many tried and tested CBT protocols are available, but according to several publications (for example Waller et al., 2012) these protocols are often ignored. Frequently CBT-trained practitioners use interventions that have not been proven to be effective. Why does this “therapist drift” occur and what can we do about it?

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    Mathilde Kennis (FPN) named one of the NWO Research Talents of 2018

    Friday, July 6, 2018

    Research Talent is an NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) funding scheme for young and talented upcoming researchers that have demonstrated ambition to pursue a career in science.

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    FPN Education Prize 2018: the results are in!

    Friday, June 29, 2018

    27 June, a beautiful sunny afternoon, a heated World Cup match (sorry Germany), and drinks in the fridge: the perfect setting for the FPN Education Prize award ceremony.

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    “Care for people with acquired brain injury can and should be better”

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018

    “There’s no shortage of care available in the Netherlands for people with acquired brain injury, but in practice it doesn’t always reach the right patient at the right time”, says Professor Caroline van Heugten. “Especially patients who are affected less in a directly visible way and more at the level of cognitive, emotional and social functioning.” Van Heugten is one of the founders of the Limburg Brain Injury Center.

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  • Comenius Teaching Fellow grant to benefit student wellbeing

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    Dr. Petra Hurks (FPN), Tessa Vanheeswijck (UCM), Aimee Coenen (FPN), and Mieke Jansen (SSC) have been awarded the Comenius Teaching Fellow grant of €50.000 for the project: Learning to learn and feel (better).

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