Brain and Cognition

  • prof. dr. J.G.W. Raaijmakers

    Programme chair

    J.G.W.Raaijmakers@uva.nl | T: 0205256839

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Research programme

 

The goal of the programme is to obtain a better understanding of the nature of human cognition and its neural basis.  The programme emphasizes theory development, attempts to base explanations for cognitive phenomena on neurobiological principles, and has a focus on using cognitive research to understand clinical findings. The research covers three subprogrammes: Perception and Action, which focuses on how the human brain processes information and transforms it into adaptive behavior; Memory and Language,  which aims to identify the processes involved in retrieval from memory and the factors affecting memory retrieval; and Consciousness, which aims to explain the difference between conscious and non-conscious information processing and to identify the neural substrate of this difference. The different subprogrammes are highly integrated and there is extensive collaboration across the subprogrammes.

Published by  PRI

28 January 2014