• Brain and Development Lab, Eveline Crone

For students

Members of the Brain and Development lab are involved in several courses at Leiden University. Here you find a short overview of these classes and possibilities to get involved in current research projects.



Bachelor courses:

School Psychology

This course covers current theories on the development of scholastic abilities and cognition such as reading, math, thinking, problem-solving, metacognition, memory, creativity and executive functions. The focus of this course is on normal cognitive development of children and adolescents within a school context, however, the course also touches on subjects such as learning disabilities and the developing brain. Our lab coordinates this course and offers lectures on the development of executive functions, working memory, reading and math, and reasoning. The next series is offered in spring 2016. The class is given in English. For more information, see: Studiegids


The Adolescent Brain

This course aims to examine adolescent development from a neuroscientific perspective. It provides an introduction to social developmental neuroscience, with a special focus on structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging methods and brain development, and will further focus on the links between brain development and socio-emotional and cognitive development across adolescence. The course is offered in Semerster 2, Blok IV (in Spring). The course is given in English only. For more information see: Studiegids.




Research Master courses:

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Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

This course covers the biological bases of cognitive and affective functioning from a developmental perspective, focusing on childhood and adolescence. Objectives are to 1) explore relevant theoretical debates in developmental science and neuroscience methods used to address the relevant questions in this field, and 2) consideration of the major methods of developmental cognitive neuroscience including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), recordings of evoked response potentials (ERPs), and behavioral marker tasks. We will devote particular attention to the unique challenges of applying these methods to the study of children. The class is given in English and is open to research master students from Leiden and other universities. The next series is offered in spring 2015. For more information, see: Studiegids  


Designing an Empirical Study

The aim of this course is to teach students in the research master - regardless of their area of specialization - about a variety of approaches and methods that can be used in psychological research. Our lab gives one course in this research master course. The next series is offered in fall 2015. For more information, see: Studiegids 


Experimentation I: Programming psychological experiments

The aim of this course is to give students in the research master - regardless of their area of specialization - an introduction into the use of programming languages and standard packages for the programming of psychological experiments (using E-prime) and surveys (using Qualtrics). This course also covers basic programming skills in E-Basic. Our lab offers lectures about basic E-prime programming. The next series is offered in fall 2015. For more information, see: Studiegids




Thesis and Internship:

Students who are interested in completing a thesis or an internship in the laboratory can contact Eveline Crone (ecrone@fsw.leidenuniv.nl) or Berna Güroğlu (bguroglu@fsw.leidenuniv.nl). The lab regularly has openings for honours bachelor projects or research master theses.