Helmholtz Institute

Recent events

Visit of Michael Frank (Brown University) to Helmholtz/EPOS, August 29-30

Program (everyone welcome, no need to register except for expert meeting): Thursday August 29, University of Amsterdam Extended methodological talk on quantitative model fitting. Time: 14:00-15:30, location: Universiteitstheater 3.01, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16-18  Friday August 30, Utrecht University Expert meeting on the article by Collins & Frank (PNAS, 2018), Within- and across-trial dynamics of human EEG reveal…

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KNAW Master Class: Current Issues in (Visual) Working Memory Wednesday 26 June 2019

The KNAW hosts a master class on current issues in (visual) working memory, supported by the EPOS and Helmholtz graduate schools. Three world-renowned experts will treat conceptual, modeling, and methodological aspects of working memory research. The master class is targeted towards PhD students in the cognitive sciences and neighboring fields, and assumes background knowledge on…

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Winter School about ‘Inhibition’

From the 5th to the 7th of December, the Dutch Experimental Psychological Graduate Research School (EPOS) and the Helmholtz institute organize a winter school on the topic of ‘Inhibition’ with among others Leonardo Chelazzi, Lotte van Dillen and Leon Kenemans. The goal of this event is to give an introduction to and an overview of recent advances in…

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Featured article in Cell by Terburg et al.

Terburg, Scheggia, del Rio, Klumpers, Ciobanu, Morgan, Montoya, Bos, Giobellina, van den Burg, de Gelder, Stein, Stoop and van Honk have published in article in Cell called ‘The Basolateral Amygdala Is Essential for Rapid Escape: A Human and Rodent Study’. The main points that have been put forward are that the human bilateral BLA damage…

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Dissertation prize for Teuni ten Brink

On the 5th of October, the Dutch Association for Neuropsychology awarded Teuni ten Brink the PhD dissertation prize for her dissertation ‘Visuospatial neglect after stroke: Heterogeneity, diagnosis and treatment’. Her research aimed to understand the different aspects of and provide better treatment for visuospatial neglect, an attentional disorder frequently occurring after stroke. One is able…

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Sanne Moorman awarded NWO Veni grant

Sanne Moorman has acquired an NWO Veni grant (€ 250 000) on the topic “Tracking live brain activity during birdsong learning and memory formation.” She will conduct her Veni research within Helmholtz/ UU Experimental Psychology, in collaboration with Johan Bolhuis, who was also her PhD advisor (January 14, 2015, cum laude). After her PhD Sanne worked…

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€ 531 240 Marie-Curie project for Carlijn van den Boomen et al.

€ 531 240 Marie-Curie project, short for ShAPIng the social brain through Early interactioNS, awarded to Carlijn van den Boomen, Roy Hessels, Caroline Junge, and Chantal Kemner, as part of a larger European project. The focus of the project is on how interaction between parent and child shapes the (neurocognitive) development of the child. Two early stage…

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2018 Helmholtz retreat June 27-29 in Schoorl (Jan van Scorelhotel)

The 2018 Helmholtz retreat featured presentations by PhD students, a dedicated PhD workshop, demo’s (e.g., eye tracking, driving simulator, remote heart rate recording), lectures by (inter)national guest speakers, and many other things (see HHRetreat2018_Program). Keynotes included Fiona Newell (Trinity College Dublin), Chris Olivers (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam), Stephen Jackson (University of Nottingham), and Angelo Maravita (University of Milano-Bicocca). Many thanks…

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Grants for Teuni ten Brink and Marnix Naber

In collaboration with Opthalmology, Utrecht Medical Center Utrecht, Marnix Naber has been awarded € 300 000 for a research project on the testing of visual field damage in children with brain diseases. The money is granted by the Rotterdam foundation for the blind (Stichting voor Blindenbelangen), Dr. F.P. Fischer foundation, the ODAS foundation, and the…

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