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Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (DI)
Hosting Legal Entity
Radboud University Nijmegen
Montessorilaan 3, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen, PO: 6525 HR (Netherlands)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 2008
Scientific Description
The Donders Institute (DI) for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour at Radboud University Nijmegen is a leading centre of research expertise with a strong international reputation. It consists of the Centre of Cognition, the Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging and the Centre for Neuroscience. Affiliated members are the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI) and the Centre for Language Studies (CLS). With five hundred researchers, this institute brings together leading scientists in a unique concentration of expertise that is renowned both nationally and internationally.DI's research includes cognition and behaviour in humans as well as research on the neuronal substrate, including the genetic, molecular and cellular processes that underlie cognition and behaviour. The institute covers the full spectrum of research ‘from Molecule to Man'. Within this range we focus on four main themes: - Language and Communication - Perception, Action and Control - Plasticity and Memory- Brain Networks and Neuronal Communication.

RI Keywords
Brain Networks and Neuronal Communication, Action and Control, Cognitive Neuroimaging, Language and Communication, Neuroscience, Perception, Cognition, Plasticity and Memory
RI Category
Biomedical Imaging Facilities
Scientific Domain
Biological and Medical Sciences
Access to Brain, Behaviour and Cognition Study Facilities
Cognition Study Facilities

State-of-the-art Baby Lab, including eye-tracker and EEG equipment. A cognitive artificial intelligence laboratory is used to analyze human-computer interaction as well as the dynamics of intelligent behaviour, embodied embedded cognition and information retrieval.

Sensori-motor Facilities

Vestibular sled, which combines EEG equipment with motion-tracking devices. Reach-in' 3D visualisation and force-feedback equipment allow experiments on manual actions in rich, three-dimensional virtual reality.

Neuroimaging Facilities

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at 1.5, 3 and 7 Tesla, Magnetoencephalography (MEG), Electroencephalography (EEG) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) facilities.

Health and Disease Facilities

Genetic biobanks, patient groups and animal models for Alzheimers disease, depression, schizophrenia are all available for researchers wishing to study the genetic, molecular and cellular basis of cognitive skills or the illnesses that affect them.

Date of last update: 16/08/2017
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