On December 2 the PhD Brain Award was given to two PhD students of the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience to celebrate their achievements.
Brain Award for Collaborative Excellence
Robin Broersen has won this years’ PhD Brain Award for Collaborative Excellence. Robin and his colleagues show an impairment in predictive motor timing and temporal interval learning in patients with spinocerebellar ataxia type 6. The paper was published in PLoS one. The award celebrates Robin’s unique ability to synergize three groups at the NIN, including the De Zeeuw, van der Werf and Gazzola group, to enable a study that would not have been impossible for either of the groups alone.
Brain Award for Scientific Excellence
The PhD Brain Award for scientific excellence was given to Danique Jeurissen. She received the award for her paper ‘Serial grouping of 2D-image regions with object-based attention in humans’ which was published in Elife. The award celebrates Danique’s unique ability to build a bridge from neurophysiology to perception and attention using computational modelling.
They both received a sculpture and a cash award.