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.

  • rainer goebel

    Rainer Goebel: A career on solid ground

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020

    Portrait of Rainer Goebel, professor of Cognitive Neuroscience. An academic overachiever, the Netherlands’ first Tesla driver and hacker of the first iPhone, Goebel is also a farmer’s son and a family man.

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  • Professor José M. Peiró receives honorary doctorate and speaks at Maastricht University

    Thursday, February 13, 2020

    Professor José M. Peiró visited Maastricht University, to speak, meet with colleagues, and of course receive his honorary doctorate.

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  • Tinnitus therapy

    Ringing in the ears and not being heard…

    Monday, February 3, 2020

    In the context of Tinnitus Awareness Week, researcher and psychologist Rilana Cima talks about the latest developments in tinnitus care.

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  • Professor Kai J. Jonas | Applied Social Psychology with special focus on LGBTQI+ Diversity and Health

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    The Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience at Maastricht University has appointed a new Professor. Prof. Kai J. Jonas will take up the chair “Applied Social Psychology with special focus on LGBTQI+ Diversity and Health”. In the coming year he’ll be structuring his game plan and preparing his inaugural lecture.

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  • formisano

    Professor Formisano's ideal Christmas dinner

    Thursday, December 19, 2019 Read more
  • Anne Roefs helps people to lose weight in a sustainable way

    Anne Roefs, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience of Abnormal Eating

    Tuesday, November 26, 2019

    Anne's extra mile in health: Training your mind for sustainable weight loss

    The “Eat-Lab” –officially the Research Group Eating Disorders & Obesity – which is headed by Anne, conducts different kinds of research into behaviour and psychological processes in relation to abnormal eating and obesity (www.eetonderzoek.nl). One particular research project is aimed at developing a personalised and self-learning app for people who are overweight or obese.

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  • Students and residents collaborate on local quality of life

    Monday, November 11, 2019 Read more
  • Meet FPN’s 300th PhD: Rachana Desai

    Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Read more
  • auditory

    A new look at the living auditory system

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    Faruk Gülban joined the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN), 5 years ago, to map the auditory system in the living human brain. 

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  • When sex isn’t fun…

    Thursday, October 10, 2019

    Pain during sex is a constant for one in 10 women, and one in three women experience this kind of  pain occasionally. Then there are those women who suffer from vaginismus, who are so afraid of the pain that they avoid sexual intercourse completely.

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