The specialisation Neuropsychology is focused on cognition, brain and behaviour in health and disease. Emphasis is on the cognitive as well as affective functions, general intellectual abilities and bio-psychological mechanism in children, adolescents and adults. Both theoretical and applied questions are addressed to neural, cognitive, medical and psychological/psychosocial factors.
The programme aspires to provide sound theoretical knowledge and insights, to acquire methodological and statistical skills and the practical experience which is necessary to pursue either a clinical or a research career in the broad domain of Neuropsychology.
- Brain Damage
- Behavioural Disorders
- Arousal and Attention
- Neuropsychological Assessment
- Arousal, Attention and Ageing
Research or clinical internship and master's thesis
Links with Research
Research projects can be performed in four areas: ‘cognitive development and child neuropsychology’, ‘cognitive aging’, ‘cognitive and behavioural dysfunction’ (including various neurological and (neuro) psychiatric disorders), ‘drugs, hormones, cognition and performance’. The institute has many clinical as well as neuroimaging facilities, biopsychological laboratories and large cross sectional and longitudinal sets of healthy children and adults.
Careers are possible in a wide range of settings; universities, research institutes, clinical settings, hospitals and rehabilitation centres, the pharmaceutical industry, schools and educational institutions. Activities may vary from diagnosis, treatment, clinical or educational research, neuroscientific research, measurement of performance in labour-related settings and industry.
Last updated July 27, 2015