Editorial board 2019-2020

Ivana Kancheva | Chief Editor

“Like the great neurologist Oliver Sacks has argued, it is insufficient to look at human beings only in terms of neural or genetic fate because humans are extremely complex. We may be very similar biologically, but we are very different historically, as narratives, emotions, and experiences. I believe that neuroscience can help us understand this unique and fascinating diversity because it joins hands with other sciences - from medicine all the way to philosophy. Sharing the pleasure of knowing about such research and making it available to fellow students is the main reason I am excited to be part of the Neuroscience and Cognition journal.”

Isabelle Klukas | Secretary & Finance

“I decided to study Neuroscience because I have always been fascinated by questions concerning why humans feel, think, and act as they do and what the foundations of our consciousness are. The great thing about Neuroscience is that it tackles these questions from a multidisciplinary perspective. People from Biology, Psychology and many other disciplines come together to investigate our most fascinating organ: the brain. Joining the board of the Neuroscience & Cognition Journal is a great opportunity to contribute to a platform where we as Neuroscience and Cognition students can experience this multidisciplinary by being able to share our versatile expertise with each other.”

Alberto Failla | Editor

“Neuroscience is a fast moving field and new groundbreaking discoveries are published every other month. One of the peculiarities of neuroscience is its being multifaceted; here biologists, physicists, psychologists, medical doctors and physiologists meet to study the organ defined by many as the most complex. This is what fascinates me most about research in neuroscience, combining the efforts of different experts with a common goal.”

Dasha Fedorushkova | Editor

“As a medical doctor in training with an interest in research, I aspire to help patients and to gather more knowledge about their underlying disease. Neurology has caught my particular interest, since the variable expression of a neurological disease has a great impact on people’s lives. The master Neuroscience and Cognition allows me to gain more scientific knowledge in my favourite field of research and enables me to combine both clinical practise and research in the future. Joining the board of the journal of Neuroscience and Cognition means to me taking part in a scientific community which shares important results, ideas and opinions.”

Karis Colyer Patel | Editor & PR

“I have experienced first-hand the effects psychiatric disorders can have on an individual and those around them. This was a huge aspect as to why I chose to pursue a master’s in Neuroscience and Cognition. Joining the journal was a great way to meet fellow students from various bachelor backgrounds, and as a group has given us the opportunity to work together and combine ideas, whilst also gaining an understanding of relevant topics from many different perspectives. Which will be a key aspect of working in a research environment in the future!”

Alexandra de Reus | Editor

“I find it interesting to investigate the complexity of Neuroscience from multiple disciplines; not only to know how the nervous system works, but also to investigate different aspects of the system, like the molecular processes that contribute to the working of the nervous system and the observed behaviour that is visible. I like how every discipline has a voice of their own, but more importantly, how they are all connected and can complement each other. I love being able to participate in the journal where Neuroscience and Cognition students, with many different educational backgrounds can connect, learn and complement each other. It’s a great platform to share our expertise with each other and unravel the complexity of Neuroscience together.”

Oxana Garritsen | Design

“The human brain has always been very interesting to me and attending lectures of famous neurobiologists allowed this interest to become a real passion. I think it is really fascinating how different cellular structures, which make up our brain, can give rise to such a complex behaviour. In order to investigate the brain thoroughly biologists, clinicians, and psychologists work together to unravel the mysteries of this precious organ. Joining the board of the journal of Neuroscience and Cognition allows me to join a comparable interdisciplinary team. I think the journal is a great way for master students to broaden their horizons of ongoing neuroscience research; something which I'd love to contribute to.”

Esmée Verburgt | Design

“It has been always extremely fascinating to me how we know so much of the brain- but still so little. It really captures the complexity of how the brain works and how it is responsible for everything we are. By working together with people with a different background, we are able to accomplish way more than we would on our own. I am proud that I can be a part of this field and help adding more pieces to the puzzle that is the brain.”