• 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).


Januari 2017: Eveline Crone in Scientific Council ERC

evelinecOn January 13 Eveline Crone has joined the Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC). The ERC's mission is to promote scientific research in Europe by financing excellent researchers. The Scientific Council consists of 22 international scientists and is the policy-making body of the ERC.

January 2017: Jiska Peper wins best blog award

Kaasblogaward JiskaJiska Peper has (again!) won the award for best Leiden Psychology Blog. Leiden Psychology bloggers reply to the latest events in psychological research. Jiska's award winning blog discusses the neural basis of being disgusted by cheese.

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