Cognitive Neuroscience (Research Master)
Cognitive neuroscience studies the cognitive and neural basis of mental processes such as perception, action, language, attention and memory. This relatively young discipline seeks to unravel the workings of the human brain.
What happens in our brains when we do what we do? How do those billions of nerve cells collaborate in an organ no bigger than half a football?
Thanks to brain imaging - a technology for measuring and depicting brain activity - scientists are able to observe the human brain in action. As a result of this revolutionary development this discipline has gained tremendous momentum over the past twenty years.
As many already know, cognitive neuroscience is the discipline of the future. Research in the field of cognitive neuroscience is one of the spearheads in the research policy of Radboud University Nijmegen. Scientists from various faculties and top institutes have joined forces within the context of the Donders Graduate School for Cognitive Neuroscience (DGCN) to study the human brain. They closely work together, exchanging expertise and sharing state-of-the-art research equipment.
Are you also interested in the human brain? Would you like to conduct research into the workings of the brain and join an enthusiastic, international group of top researchers? Then the DGCN is the place to be with its multi-faculty research Master's programme in Cognitive Neuroscience (MSc CNS). The MSc CNS programme of the DGCN takes two years and is, of course, of a scientific orientation.
Language and Communication
How do people understand a simple sentence? How do they recognise seperate words in running speech? The specialisation in Language and Communication studies the acquisition, understanding and production of language, and their biological underpinning.
Perception, Action and Control
How do people pick out their own glass of beer out of all the other glasses on a bar? How do they find their way in a building? This specialisation studies basic sensorimotor aspects as well as the cognitive, contextual and social components of perception-action coupling.
Plasticity and Memory
How does your brain enable you to remember certain events? How does your brain adapt to certain changes? This specialisation studies the mechanistic underpinnings and behavioural consequences of long-term changes in neural structure and function.
Neural Computation and Neurotechnology
This specialisation studies the interaction between and within groups of neurons, and with the outside world.
This programme was recently rated number one in the Netherlands in the Keuzegids Masters 2015 (Guide to Master's programmes).
Į magistro studijų programas gali stoti visi, baigę universitetą arba besimokantys paskutiniame kurse. Studijos kurias baigei ar tebesimokai turi būti panašios krypties kaip ir tos, į kurias nori stoti, kadangi priėmimas yra paremtas ECTS kreditų suderinamumu.
- ECTS kreditų išrašas - jei dar nesi baigęs aukštosios mokyklos, būtina prisegti ECTS kreditų išrašą, kuriame būtų matyti, kokius dalykus Tu mokeisi bei kokius pažymius ir kiek kreditų už juos gavai. Kai siunti anketą paskutiniame kurse, diplomą reikia prisegti vėliau, kai tik jį gausi.
- Bakalauro diplomas – jei jau esi baigęs aukštąją mokyklą, išrašo nereikia, užtenka prie anketos prisegti savo Bakalauro diplomą.
Anglų kalbos žinias gali patvirtinti vienu iš šių būdų:
- IELTS – 7.0
- TOEFL – 100
A completed Bachelor's degree in Linguistics, Physics, Biology, Medicine, Mathematics, Behavioural Sciences, Artificial Intelligence or a related discipline.
The graduation date of the last attained Bachelor’s degree relevant for this programme must be within five years of applying to the programme.
Language and Communication
If you have successfully completed the Master’s programme in Language and Communication, you will have gained knowledge on how language is acquired, understood and produced. You will also know a great deal about language development, the neural basis of language skills, language and speech disorders, and linguistics. Furthermore, you will have hands-on experience in the use of contemporary research techniques and methodology in the field of language behaviour, such as speech analysis, eye-movement analysis, brain imaging and computational modelling.
With this educational background you may find a position with one of the psycholinguistic research institutes in the Netherlands or abroad, a government institution - for example, in the care sector (rehabilitation centres) or in education (language disorders) - or in a specialized company.
Perception, Action and Control
If you have successfully completed the specialization Perception, Action and Control you will have ample experience in current research and analysis techniques in perception, three-dimensional motor research, psychophysiological studies, neuroimaging and electromyographical studies. You will also be able to apply formal theories on and models of perceptive functions, sensomotor functions, and complex actions in your research.
With this educational background you may find a position with one of the industrial or non-industrial research institutes in the Netherlands or abroad (e.g. traffic research, man-machine interaction, etc.). Also in health care there is an increasing demand for cognitive neuroscientists, for example, in rehabilitation centres.
Learning, Memory and Plasticity
If you have successfully completed the Master’s programme in Learning, Memory and Plasticity, you will be able to conduct neuroimaging and neurobiological research. You will have ample knowledge of the anatomical and neurophysiological aspects of the human brain and theoretical cognition/neurocognition models. This will enable you to conduct independent research into the neurofunctional architecture of cognitive key functions, such as perception, attention, memory, language, planning and targeted actions. With this educational background you should be able to find a position with one of the research institutes in the Netherlands or abroad, government institutions or specialized companies (e.g. in the pharmaceutical industry).
Brain networks and neuronal communication
If you have successfully completed the Master’s programme in Brain networks and neuronal communication, you will be able to conduct neuroimaging and neurobiological research. You will have ample knowledge of the anatomical and neurophysiological aspects of networks in the human brain and the techniques for the computational analysis and modeling of brain networks. This will enable you to conduct independent research into the neurofunctional architecture of cognitive key functions, such as perception, attention, memory, language, planning and targeted actions and develop technologies to measure, characterize and model networks at the whole brain level and/or the local cortical circuit. With this educational background you should be able to find a position with one of the research institutes in the Netherlands or abroad, government institutions or specialized companies (e.g. in the pharmaceutical industry).