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.

  • Herco Fonteijn

    Herco Fonteijn obtains Comenius Leadership Fellow 2019 grant.

    Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    The commission that rules over the grant distribution states that “the proposed project has the goal to systematically enhance global citizenship and social engagement”. They also say that they are convinced of the knowledge and skills of the applicant and his diverse project team. €1.500.000 euro has been divided between 6 applicants, of which Fonteijn is one.

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  • FPN Marian Schneider

    Marian Schneider: Relating human conscious perception to the brain at unprecedented spatial resolution

    Friday, March 29, 2019

    “We’ve been researching a very old question: how can we link our daily experiences to underlying brain activity?”

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  • ‘Let’s talk about sexting’

    Monday, March 18, 2019
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  • Mathilde Kennis (FPN)

    Mathilde Kennis (FPN): Trans persons and their sexual well-being

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    “If I go through gender confirmation treatment, how will life be between the sheets?” This is a common question in the trans-community. Mathilde Kennis is trying to find an answer.

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  • um fpn sylvia roozen

    Cum Laude doctorate for Sylvia Roozen [FPN]

    Thursday, February 21, 2019

    On 30 January 2019 Sylvia Roozen obtained her PhD at Maastricht University with the Cum Laude predicate. She’s the 18th PhD student at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (since its establishment in 1995) to receive this distinction.

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  • Wim Riedel

    Wim Riedel: link between university and industry

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

    On 15 February he will bid farewell to his career at Maastricht University. Prof. Wim Riedel: Drummer, cyclist, pilot and Professor of Experimental Psychopharmacology at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN).

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  • UM sport

    Feeling fit, not insufficient

    Thursday, February 7, 2019

    Like last year, UM’s Executive Board has allocated €75,000 available to support initiatives that support diversity and inclusivity.

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  • irena boskovic

    Irena Boskovic: A Multi-Method Approach to the Detection of Fabricated Symptoms

    Thursday, January 24, 2019

    On Tuesday 29 January 2019, Irena Boskovic (Clinical Psychological Science, Forensic Psychology section) will be defending her thesis “A Multi-Method Approach to the Detection of Fabricated Symptoms” in the Auditorium at Minderbroedersberg 4-6.

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  • ethiopia

    €1 million in grants for two research projects in developing countries

    Friday, January 18, 2019

    UM researchers from four different faculties received €1 million in grants for two research projects in developing countries.

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  • Klokhuis Science Award nominations

    Two UM research projects compete for the 2018 Klokhuis Science Award

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    Two research projects from Maastricht University have been nominated for this year’s Klokhuis Science Award. The first, led by Pim Martens (ICIS), is a study of emotions in animals; the second, led by Christine Resch (FPN), is an investigation into the use of games to help improve the thinking functions of children with brain injuries.

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