Editorial board 2015-2016

Valeria Bonapersona | Chief Editor

“There are more neurons in the brain than base pairs in the human genome. Why do I study neuroscience? To approach this intricate and sophisticated yet intriguing puzzle, contemplating it. Neuroscience is multifaceted, challenging, and interdisciplinary. It is a fast-growing field with high potential for exciting discoveries in the near future. For this reason, we, Editorial Board 2015/2016, are very excited to hear about your findings and to communicate them to others.”

Marije van der Kamp | Secretary

“During my BSc Biology the human body and especially the brain interested me the most. Your brain basically controls your body, but little is known about the brain. It is exciting to take part in the fast developing field of Neuroscience and I am looking forward to contribute to it. Beside my study I like doing athletics and at my previous association I did a board year and some committees. I really liked it and I am enthusiastic to be in this editorial board. With the enthusiasm of the rest of the board I am convinced that this year will become a success.”

David de Wied | PR / Editor

“As a student with an interdisciplinary background in both Humanities and Social Sciences, I want to help shape the content of the journal in such a way that it is accessible and interesting to the majority of students and staff. My personal interests lie in the field of Psychopharmacology, specifically regarding the way certain compounds can affect our cognitive and emotional processing. Given our highly motivated and qualified board this year, continuing the proud legacy of this journal is a task we are certainly capable of.”

Nina van Bruggen | Finance / Editor

“Neuroscience never ceases to intrigue me; it's very exciting to be on the cross-field of body and mind. I cannot wait to learn more about MRI and the other revolutionary research techniques that exist today. Personally, I am most interested in the cognitive part of Neuroscience, with an emphasis on brain disease and gender differences. Writing and reading are among my various interests; thus, I look forward to working together with this talented board to create a journal to be proud of.”

Eline Kraaijenvanger | Editor

“Happiness, love, and friendship - but also stress, revenge, and failure. How do specific interactions between neurons in the brain lead to complex emotions and processes that occur in our daily life? With this intriguing question, my fascination and interest started for the field of Social Neuroscience and Neuroendocrinology. I hope to contribute to the journal by bridging between cognitive and experimental Neuroscience. I am confident that we are able to convey our enthusiasm, creativity, and passion about the field of Neuroscience to you through our two upcoming issues!”

Lisa Scheefhals | Editor

“The field of Neuroscience has always fascinated me, already starting early in high school and it's the reason I applied for the Master Neuroscience and Cognition. My specific interest is on the molecular and cellular level, and I'm very enthusiastic that I can take part in unraveling more about the delicate processes occurring in the brain. Intensively working together with this ambitious board will enable me to get acquainted with another side of the research world which I think is very exciting. We'e very keen on creating two special issues!”

Daniƫlle van Spijker | Layout & Website

“There is something magical about the brain. In the past decade, nearly as much research has been conducted in the field of Neuroscience as has been in the whole twentieth century. My fascination for the most complex organ of the human body started during my Bachelor and is now somewhat more specified into the unraveling of how higher cognitive abilities are established. I am confident that this enthusiastic board will lift each other and the group spirit to a higher level of creativity to create for you two mind-blowing journals this year!”

Lotte Herstel | Layout & Website

“I have a - healthy - obsession for Neuroscience. In particular, for the Hebbian principle: 'cells that fire together, wire together'. Therefore, during my master I would like to examine the basic mechanism of synaptic plasticity. As this year will be the tenth volume, I am convinced this board will bring some innovative enhancements to the journal. My experience in developing and designing websites would contribute to this.”