We humans are packed with mysteries. We only have to look at our friends, coworkers or classmates to understand there is more to them than what we perceive on the outside. What is going on inside their heads? What are they thinking about? How do they really feel? For decades, two disciplines have led science’s thrilling venture to comprehend the workings of brain and mind: cognitive psychology and clinical neuropsychology.
Cognitive psychology investigates our mental processes, like memory, attention and perception, and clinical neuropsychology probes how a neurological disorder or brain damage affects how we think, feel and act in daily life. Both fields help us grasp how mind, brain and behavior interact: patients from neuropsychology help unveil how the brain normally operates, while theories on mental functioning from cognitive psychology help indicate how to best treat such patients.
This two-year Cognitive Neuropsychology research master’s is the only research-oriented program in The Netherlands that combines both disciplines to comprehend how the elusive processes that play out in our mind relate to the structure and function of our brain.