Editorial board 2016-2017

Arthur van der Boog | Chief Editor

“During my Medicine studies, I developed an interest in the brain and nervous system early on. Wanting to learn more about the brain and methods to study this complex organ in both healthy and diseased conditions, neuroscience offers me an excellent opportunity to do just that. As science – and neuroscience in particular – is a rapidly expanding field, the skills of communicating your research to fellow academics have become more important than ever. I believe the Journal of Neuroscience & Cognition can help students get more familiar with publishing and as the editorial board, I am happy we can contribute to this process. ”

Jet Termorshuizen | Secretary

“There are two main reasons why I think it’s amazing to be part of the board of this journal. On the one hand, I think the brain is the most fascinating organ of our body. There is so much more to discover in the field of neuroscience. Therefore, being part of the organization of this journal will learn me to update a broad range of people and will also keep me updated on the wonderful field of neuroscience. On the other hand, I love writing and reading journals. I think a journal is the best way to inform fellow students about recent developments in neuroscience. As the secretary of this board, I aim to be the one that facilitates the work of all our board members.”

Tessa de Vries | PR / Editor

“The brain is complex, incomprehensible and mysterious. The coming year I hope to gather more insights and to find tiny parts that help solve this complex puzzle. Through this journal, all new findings can be shared with fellow students and other neuroscientists so that they can enjoy the new developments in the field of neuroscience as well. Because of the enthusiasm of myself and all other board members, I am confident that the editorial board of this year can produce two beautiful editions.”

Mercedes Inés Beltrán | Finance / Editor

“On a daily basis, we transform ourselves into multiple activities unaware of the complex underlying mechanisms that are set in motion. What role plays the nervous system in our daily activities? How does our brain influence the way we experience the world? And moreover, how do our experiences modulate the brain itself? Research in the neuroscience field entails enthralling challenges, and I am very happy to be part of this scientific community. As a member of a very enthusiastic and motivated Journal team, I am confident that in this upcoming year we will be able to convey our passion about Neuroscience and to produce two fascinating and beautiful editions of the Journal for all of you!”

Julie Oomens | Editor

“Having undertaken my first academic steps in a rather multidisciplinary environment, I have turned to neuroscience as my perfect combination of biology, chemistry, and physics applied to one of the most interesting organs of the human body: the brain. Of course, that is not to say that I do not find the cognitive aspects very interesting too! Over the course of my academic career I have come to appreciate how important the good and clear communication of ideas is and how much it can contribute to academic development. Moreover, I have a great passion for both reading and writing. Therefore, I am very excited to be part of this board and hope to contribute to the publication of two interesting and stimulating issues that facilitate the transfer of work and ideas between students and colleagues”

Alp Çelebi | Editor

“Brain, the organ which creates our consciousness, emotions, memories, and many more, is still remaining mysterious today and the least discovered part of our body. My desire to learn and elucidate the mysteries of such a major, yet obscure organ drove me to focus my career on neurosciences. Science is an ever-growing field, with more than 1.2 million academic papers being published within 2015 according to PubMed. Therefore, I believe one of the most important contributions one can do into science is not only to research, but also to make articles trustworthy and accessible to the world. This is the reason why I am an editor of the Journal of Neuroscience and Cognition; to develop skills to manage a scientific journal, to make you experienced with the publishing world, and to make your research available to the scientific community!”

Judita Rudokaitė | Layout & Website

“The reason why I join this team is because I believe that the life is an amazing trip and our brains are an amazing instrument that we use to see the fascinating things during this trip. I remember that when I was a kid two of my favourites questions were "why" and "how". I am happy to still keep this passion for knowing how and why some things work. Probably you already know that neuroscience is an interdisciplinary science, therefore, it is impossible to know everything and you cannot stop learning new things all your life. That is why so interesting to read articles, books and talk to your colleagues about their work. It lets you see that there are so many things that you never knew existed! I hope that this journal will inspire your passion to ask more "why" and "how" questions! ”

Elisavet Papadimou | Layout & Website

“Changes in our brain manifest as changes in our abilities. For this reason, I chose the field of neuroscience in order to understand the connection between biology and behavior. Furthermore, I firmly believe that science can be enjoyable, especially when you work in a team environment. The Journal of Neuroscience and Cognition is teamwork which depends on you and us (Editorial board). We created a very enthusiastic editorial board with new ideas that we want to share with you through the eleventh volume of the Journal and we are expecting from you to contribute to it with your findings. As layouts, Judita and I will try to emerge the creative aspect of Neuroscience!”