Graduate School

School for Mental Health and Neuroscience

The School for Mental Health and Neuroscience (MHeNs) strives to advance our understanding of brain-behaviour relationships by using an approach integrating various disciplines in neuro- and behavioural science, medicine, and the life sciences. MHeNs performs high-impact neuroscience research and educates master’s students and PhD researchers. MHeNs performs translational research, meaning practical collaboration between researchers in the lab and in the hospital and in close collaboration with the Faculty for Psychology and Neuroscience and School of Business and Economics (Centre for Integrative Neuroscience).

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The impact of MHeNs’ unique research approach

With the knowledge acquired today, we move forward working towards a better future for the patients of today and tomorrow. That is why we collaborate in crossroads. 
Coming together at crucial intersections is where MHeNs researchers (from the five MHeNs research themes) and clinicians from the clinical pillars from MUMC+ Brain and Nerve Centre (BNC) and Centre for Ophthalmology meet and work together, opening the door to new discoveries. Discoveries for current patients and those of the future.

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11 Clinical pillars

MHeNs and BNC collaborate in 11 specialisms, aimed at patients with complex disorders of the brain and nervous system. The research collaborations occur in the so-called clinical pillars. The outcomes of this team research performances will lead to advanced evidence-based insights, innovative decision-making, better directions, highly developed innovations, technologies and treatments that can have considerable societal impact. Explore our crossroads in the following 5 research themes below. 

  Cognition and Dementia
  Epilepsy
  Movement
  Stroke
  Hearing and Balance
  Vision and Ophthalmology
  Autonomic Control
  Mood, Anxiety and Trauma
  Psychosis and Neurodevelopment
  Eating Disorders
  Pain 

Get acquainted with the work of MHeNs, watch our animation on our research and societal impact.

 

 

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PhD Education

MHeNs’ PhD programme promotes a high level of competence in a specific research field, but also in more generic, transferrable skills that are important for professional careers in research, education, or clinical practice.

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News

  • ABOARD visual of medical professionals shaking hands

    Stopping Alzheimer’s before it starts

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

    'Stopping Alzheimer’s before it starts' is the slogan of a new, nationwide, collaborative project in the Netherlands. The Alzheimer Centrum Limburg, a leader in research into the influence of lifestyle on the prevention of dementia, is one of the participants.

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  • Leaking blood-brain barrier predicts later brain damage

    Thursday, April 1, 2021

    Leakage in the blood-brain barrier is a signal that damage will eventually occur in brain tissue. The stronger the leakage, the greater the damage will be. This is the conclusion reached by scientists at MUMC+ using a new MRI technique used in patients with disease of the small vessels of the brain.

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  • Pills layed out in the shape of a DNA spiral

    Large-scale study aims at personalising medication in psychiatry

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021
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