IBBA PhD thesis print support fund

From June 17th 2019, iBBA starts to support iBBA PhD students with printing of their thesis with 250,- Euro. How it works: You have to be an IBBA memberYou are printing your PhD thesis bookletsPlace the iBBA logo on one of the first pages in your booklet (NOTE: NOT the mandatory and standard formatted 2 pages, but for example the page before or after these ones, see below)Once you have the ...
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Slides and summary – Open Science Symposium (June 7th)

On June 7th iBBA hosted a symposium on Open Science. The slides for all of the talks are now available here: https://figshare.com/collections/Open_Science_Symposium_June_7th_2019_Vrije_Universiteit_Amsterdam/4543967/1 In four different talks the speakers highlighted different aspects of Open Science. Barbara Braams started with an overview of what Open Science is. In her talk she expl...
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PhD Defense Siri Noordermeer – June 26th, 15.45

ADHD is a relatively common disorder in child and adolescent psychiatry. Although much research has been and is being done into ADHD, findings in the areas of neurocognitive functioning and of the brain are still unclear. A possible explanation for this may be that in earlier research (almost) none of the studies took one of the most common comorbid disorders into account: ODD, oppositional defia...
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Francesca Righetti receives VIDI-grant

Francesca Righetti (Social Psychology) was awarded a VIDI-grant by N.W.O. for her proposal titled "Torn between love and contempt: Ambivalence in close relationships". It is an irony of life that the people we love the most, such as our romantic partners, are also the people towards which we can feel very strong negative emotions. When people hold strong mixed feelings (positive and negative) ...
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PhD Defense Imke Lemmers-Jansen – March 20th 2019, 13.45

Social interactions in health and psychosis Patients with psychosis often show problems in social interactions with other people. The dissertation entitled ‘Social interactions in health and psychosis’ examines the neural mechanisms underlying social decision making in adolescents with a first-episode psychosis, in patients at clinical high-risk and in health, using the trust game and the social ...
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Institute for Brain and Behavior Amsterdam organizes its annual symposium on “Organizational Neuroscience” on 24 May 2019, Auditorium, Vrije Universiteit

Organizational neuroscience is an emerging field in management and organizational behavior that studies the role of brain and cognition in workplace behavior. The aim of this annual IBBA-symposium is to investigate how neuroscience and its methodological toolkit (from brain imaging to hormonal studies and AI) can advance theory and research organizational behavior in practice. The symposium is am...
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PhD defense Paula Gromann – January 28th 2019, 11.45

Mechanisms of Symptom Formation in Psychosis Psychosis is ahighly heterogeneous disorder, consisting of loose clusters of varioussymptoms, which differ in terms of severity, frequency and course. This poses achallenge for research on psychosis. The thesis entitled ‘Mechanisms of SymptomFormation in Psychosis’ was aimed at examining mechanisms of symptom formationat different levels of the ...
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NWO-ORA Grant

An NWO-ORA grant called ‘The Active Observer’ was awarded to Eli Brenner (Human Movement Sciences VU) together with Katja Fiehler (Justus-Liebig-University Gießen) and Simon Rushton (Cardiff University). The topic of the project is how active observers deal with the continuously changing retinal images that arise from their own movements? Their hypothesis is that this depends on the task. They wil...
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Katinka van der Kooij appointed as member of the Amsterdam Young Academy

Katinka van der Kooij (Human Movement Sciences) is one of the new members of the Amsterdam Young Academy. Members of the Amsterdam Young Academy are young and talented scientists and scholars, who not only excel in research or teaching but also possess an inspiring broad passion for science and scholarship, as demonstrated by a successful track record in one or more of the following areas: interdi...
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Colloquium by Prof. Guy Cheron October 18th 2018

Prof. Guy Cheron, PhD, received his master’s degree in Motor Sciences and his PhD in Neurophysiology, both from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium, in 1978 and 1980, respectively. Since 1993, Prof. Cheron is a full Professor and Director of the Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Movement Biomechanics (LNMB) of the Université Libre de Bruxelles and Director of the Laboratory of Electro...
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