Neuroscience research centers

The incubator is physically linked to the faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience and the high field imaging facility. Entrepreneurs, scientists, technicians and physicians perform their research, clinical and business activities within the center.

The following partners are linked to the neuroscience cluster:

The faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN) spurs on both fundamental and applied research. Its unique research infrastructure allows for groundbreaking research into the brain and behavior. Its applied research considers socially important themes like dyslexia, eating disorders, ageing, AIDS prevention, the effect of medications on driving ability, and the value of witness statements.

The School for Mental Health and Neuroscience (MHeNS) has its niche in the complex interplay between basic brain mechanisms, brain/neurocognitive function and psychopathology, with emphasis on prevalent psychiatric, neuropsychiatric and neurological conditions. The strength of MHeNS lies in the translational aspects of fundamental neuroscience towards applied neurodegenerative and neurological neuropsychiatric strategies. They work with specific animal models and large cohorts of patients to be able to perform research from the cell to the human being.

The Maastricht Brain Imaging Center (MBIC) is formed by the Cognitive Neuroscience (CN) group of the FPN. This group has gained a distinguished reputation for performing leading-edge cognitive brain research and for the development of new analysis methods for MRI data. The ‘know-how’ in the center extends from the development of methods and techniques for the acquisition and analysis of MR images.