Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition
The Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition (LIBC) is an interfaculty center for interdisciplinary research on brain and cognition. The Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and the Faculties of Arts, Mathematics Natural Sciences, and Social Behavioral Sciences of Leiden University participate in the LIBC.
The complexity of the relation between brain and cognition requires a multidisciplinary approach. The perspective is to initiate new interdisciplinary research spanning more than one unit, department, and faculty. In particular, the LIBC aims:
- To explore points of contact between the faculties involved on methodological and theoretical expertise on the relation between brain and cognition. For example, by identifying interesting methodological projects to develop new methods for brain analysis that can be fed back into the research process, which subsequently allow brain researchers to analyze data in (more) interesting ways.
- To integrate basic research carried out with healthy participants and research on pathologies and special populations.
- To focus on pharmacological FMRI and the development of experimental techniques that allow for the investigation of the temporal dynamics of drugs, related brain processes, and the behavioral consequences.
Additional information can be found at LIBC Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition