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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    “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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    Why on earth would anybody volunteer for pain research?

    Thursday, March 22, 2018

    UM researchers find that sensation seeking is a decisive factor in participating in painful experiments.

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  • Center for Integrative Neuroscience launched

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    CIN new interfaculty cooperation for Integrative Neuroscience launched

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    Keuzegids Masters 2018, how did the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience do?

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    The Keuzegids Masters 2018 has been published, and this year 5 Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN) programmes (or to which FPN contributes) have been reviewed: I sat down with Prof. dr. Rob Ruiter, Vice-Dean of Education to discuss the results.

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  • FPN master's programmes awarded with two #1 positions and one #5 position in national Keuzegids Masters 2018!

    Friday, March 9, 2018

    The Master in Forensic Psychology and the Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience are once again ranked 1st in their respective categories of Keuzegids Masters 2018.

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  • LinkYou: Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience shares its expertise in employability in Latin America

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    Spread of Alzheimer’s proteins shown in healthy people for the first time

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

    Using living elderly people, scientists at Maastricht University (UM) and Harvard Medical School in the US city of Boston have succeeded for the first time in figuring out how Alzheimer’s proteins spread inside the brain. 

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  • Two Star lectures in the spotlight

    Friday, February 2, 2018

    Two professors who gave a Star Lecture on 1 February 2018 discuss their contributions.

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    Psychology Research Review: The Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience is one of few centres world-wide able to do this work

    Thursday, February 1, 2018

    The results are in! In 2017 an International Review Committee evaluated the research in Psychology at nine Dutch universities. On 19 September 2017 it was the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience’s (FPN) turn to be reviewed according to the Standard Evaluation Protocol 2015-2021 (adopted by KNAW, VSNU, and NWO).

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