Insomniacs unable to get emotional distress off their mind

I feel you: emotional mirror neurons found in the rat

Differences in microglia in the brain's white and grey matter in Multiple Sclerosis

More sleep complaints in adolescents who use screens before sleep

Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience

Our brain is our most complex and fascinating organ. Our brain is responsible for everything we do, think and experience. What mechanisms lie hidden within those one hundred billion nerve cells, linked by one hundred thousand kilometers of connections? The scientists of the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience are working to answer these questions.


Van Someren Group

R. Wassing, Frans Schalkwijk, Oti Lakbila-Kamal, J.R. Ramautar, D. Stoffers, H J M M Mutsaerts, Lucia M Talamini, E.J.W. van Someren Haunted by the past: old emotions remain salient in insomnia disorder. Brain (2019) Download

Huitinga Group

Jeroen Melief, Marie Orre, Koen Bossers, Corbert G van Eden, Karianne G Schuurman, Matthew R J Mason, Joost Verhaagen, Jörg Hamann, Inge Huitinga Transcriptome analysis of normal-appearing white matter reveals cortisol- and disease-associated gene expression profiles in multiple sclerosis Acta neuropathologica communications 7 (2019) Download

Keysers Group

Maria Carrillo, Yinging Han, Filippo Migliorati, Ming Liu, Valeria Gazzola, Christian Keysers Emotional Mirror Neurons in the Rat's Anterior Cingulate Cortex Current Biology 29 (2019) 1301-1312 Download

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