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Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Students and alumni

Please find our student and alumni stories below.

Floor Nelissen (BSc in Neuroscience)

Track Behavioural Neuroscience (2017 - present)

Describing a ‘regular’ week of the research master Brain and Cognitive Sciences is almost impossible: because of the large freedom to choose your own path, the programme is unique for everyone.

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Annemarie Horn (BSc in Psychobiology)

Track Behavioural Neuroscience (2013 - 2016)

Researcher & Lecturer Community Service Learning at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam)

I decided to apply for the master Brain and Cognitive Sciences, because the flexibility of the programme allowed me to choose my own courses, so I could learn about all the different things I was interested in.

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Steven Voges (BSc Psychology with Neuroscience)

Track Behavioural Neuroscience (2017 - 2019)

I found that many neuroscience programs focus too much on single cells and completely lack a big picture focus. This really drove me towards the interdisciplinarity of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.

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Lilian Emming (BSc in Psychology)

Track Cognitive Neuroscience (2017 - 2019)

I was attracted by the interdisciplinarity of this master’s programme, as I learned that I wanted to pursue my academic career in neuroscience during my bachelor, even though I did not have a bachelor’s degree directly linked to neurobiology.

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Doris Dijksterhuis (BSc in Psychobiology)

Track Cognitive Neuroscience (2016-2018) 

PhD candidate Vision and Cognition at the Netherlands Institute of Neuroscience

This master gave me the change to broaden my view of neuroscience. Psychobiology is a very “factual” study. In the master I was able to pick courses I never had before and study other things that can also be very important in science, such as philosophy.

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Lola Beerendonk (BSc in Liberal Arts and Sciences)

Track Cognitive Neuroscience (2015-2017)

PhD candidate Cognitive Neuroscience atUniversiteit van Amsterdam

I chose the Brain and Cognitive Sciences master because I felt that the programme was going to challenge me and that it would prepare me for a job as a researcher. In addition, I liked the interdisciplinarity of the programme as well as the backgrounds of students.

 

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Leo van Brussel (BSc in Philosophy and Dutch Language and Culture)

Track Cognitive Science (2013 - 2017)

The outstanding quality of education, the interdisciplinary approach, and the freedom to choose according to your interests, creates an academic environment of which I am happy to be part of.

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Marieke Woensdregt (BSc in Psychobiology and Language and Culture)

Track Cognitive Science (2012 - 2014) 

Not one day have I regretted my choice for the master Brain & Cognitive Sciences, and this is not just because it suits my personal interests very well, but also because it has a lot of more general advantages.

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Gert-Jan Munneke (BSc in Experimental Psychology)

Track Cognitive Science (2011- 2013)

The interdisciplinary approach really helps in broadening your horizon

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Jakob Andree (BSc Cognitive Sciences)

Track Cognitive Neuroscience (2010 - 2012)

As a student you have the opportunity to daily interact with experts within various areas of inquiry and get to tap into their knowledge as part of your studies.

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Berno Bucker (BSc Psychobiology )

Track Cognitive Neuroscience (2010 - 2013)

Programme manager at Institute Brain and Behavior Amsterdam (iBBA, VU University) and co-founder and CEO at Attention Architects

I started the MBCS cognitive neuroscience track in 2010. Since day one, I have always remained closely connected to the master program, staff, teachers, students and alumni, because it’s an amazing program with wonderful people.

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