• Brain and Development Lab, Eveline Crone


Welcome to the Brain and Development Research Center

The Brain and Development Research Center is located in the Psychology department of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Leiden University.

Our center explores the relations between the brain and various aspects of cognitive and social development. A special focus of the center is to investigate how brain development, including changes in function, structure, and connectivity, relates to development of cognitive control, emotions and risk-taking, and social decision-making during childhood and adolescence.

Our research projects aim to examine the fundamental changes in brain function that underlie our ability to anticipate, produce and evaluate complex decisions in daily life. Our goals are to shed light on classic developmental questions related to mechanisms underlying developmental change, with a particular focus on the role of social and environmental influence, such as parent-child and peer interactions, on how brain development takes place.

We participate in the Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition (LIBC), which is an interfaculty center for interdisciplinary research on brain and cognition, supported by the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and the Faculties of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Arts, and Mathematics & Natural Sciences of Leiden University (see www.libc-leiden.nl). Within the LIBC, we are part of the LIBC-Junior hotspot (see www.libc-junior.nl).


May 2016: Eveline Crone one of the faces of 'Hersenen, cognitie, en gedrag'

logoNWAEveline Crone has been designated as one of the faces of the “Hersenen, cognitie en gedrag: leren ontwikkelen en ontplooien” route of the The National Science Agenda (NWA). This is a platform for anyone to pose questions to science. The NWA stimulates collaboration between scientists, companies and civil society organisations.

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April 2016: Eveline Crone at the Netherlands-OECD symposium

Eveline Crone presented at the Netherlands-OECD Global Symposium on financial resilience throughout life. The Netherlands-OECD symposium encompasses a high-level discussion on financial resilience with participants from around the world. Click here for a video impression or click the Read more button below.

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