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Months of entry
Thanks to advanced brain-imaging techniques, scientists are now able to observe the human brain in action. Cognitive neuroscientists therefore no longer have to rely solely on patients with brain damage to ascertain which parts of the brains are involved in which tasks and functions. They can now conduct targeted experiments on healthy persons. As a result, the discipline has gained tremendous momentum over the past twenty years.
This research Master’s programme is open to students with Bachelor’s degrees in Linguistics, Physics, Biology, Medicine, Mathematics, Behavioural Sciences, Artificial Intelligence or a related discipline. It offers an in-depth theoretical background by internationally renowned scientists in the first year. The second year is dedicated to elaborate practical training in setting up, conducting and reporting research in cognitive neuroscience. A large majority of our graduates gain a PhD position, while other graduates find jobs in the commercial sector or at research institutes.
The research Master’s programme in Cognitive Neuroscience offers four specialisations that coincide with the research themes of the Donders Institute:
- Language and Communication - Studies the acquisition, understanding and production of language, and their biological underpinning.
- Perception, Action and Control - Studies basic sensorimotor aspects as well as the cognitive, contextual and social components of perception-action coupling.
- Plasticity and Memory - Studies the mechanistic underpinnings and behavioural consequences of long-term changes in neural structure and function.
- Brain Networks and Neuronal Communication - Studies the interaction between and within groups of neurons, and with the outside world.
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
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