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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.


De Zeeuw Group

Chris I De Zeeuw, Cathrin B Canto #1 Interpreting thoughts during sleep Science 377 (2022) 919-920 Download

Willuhn Group

Wouter van Elzelingen, Jessica Goedhoop, Pascal Warnaar, Damiaan Denys, Tara Arbab, Ingo Willuhn #2 A unidirectional but not uniform striatal landscape of dopamine signaling for motivational stimuli Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 119 (2022) e2117270119 Download

Gazzola Group

Christian Keysers, Ewelina Knapska, Marta A Moita, Valeria Gazzola #3 Emotional contagion and prosocial behavior in rodents Trends in Cognitive Sciences 26 (2022) 688-706 Download

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