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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    The musical, athletic psychologist

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    If it wasn’t academia, she could easily have had a successful career in music or sport. Fun and substance are the two words she uses most – the guiding principles behind all her choices. She’s never been into career planning. This year Anita Jansen, professor of Experimental Clinical Psychology and dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, was made a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

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  • Scientifically based ways to be happier

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    Madelon Peters, professor of Experimental Health Psychology about her new (Dutch) book on happiness and optimism.

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  • The winners of the Edmond Hustinx and Student Awards 2017

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    A short description of the winner's projects

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    Two FPN researchers receive NWO VENI grants

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    Earlier this month NWO announced new recipients of the coveted VENI grant. Two of the names on the list are researchers at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN): Dr. Lotte Lemmens and Dr. Lars Hausfeld. We sat down with them to talk about their work.

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  • Three young UM talents receive NWO funding for PhD research

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Three students of Maastricht University have received the NWO Research Talent funding: Miriam Heynckes, Shanice Janssens and Eveline Vandewal – all three research master’s students in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.

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    Michelle Moerel nominated for New Scientist Science Talent 2017

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Maastricht University is proud of the nomination of Dr. Michelle Moerel, assistant professor and researcher at the Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology (MaCSBio), for New Scientist Talent 2017. 

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    Research group headed by Elia Formisano reveals the human brain computations underlying real-life listening

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    New study published in this week’s issue of PNAS reveals the human brain computations underlying real-life listening.

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    Prof. dr. Corine de Ruiter and Dr. Henry Otgaar receive ZonMw grant for research on the efficacy of a new child interview protocol at Veilig Thuis

    Thursday, April 13, 2017

    This week the news reached FPN that the application for a grant has been approved for the project Improvement of fact finding in child abuse cases at Veilig Thuis: Implementation and evaluation of the NICHD protocol compared to current practices.

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    Dr. Benedikt Poser and his team reel in the NWO Investment Subsidy Medium grant (MaGW)

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Last week Dr. Benedikt Poser of the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience (CN) at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN) received word from the NWO (Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research) that his team received the NWO Investment Subsidy Medium grant (MaGW) from the NWO’s division of Social Sciences and Humanities.

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    Dr. Jessica Alleva awarded for her work on improving body image

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    In January Dr. Jessica Alleva, from the Department of Clinical Psychological Science at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, was honoured twice for her work on improving body image. She received the 2016 Seymour Fisher Outstanding Body Image Dissertation Award and the Distinguished Women Scientist Fund 2016 (she is the first UM researcher to receive these honours).

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