He is a sociologist and assistant professor at the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE). He teaches students how people can best work together in organisations. However, Ad van Iterson feels like a writer first of all. His chosen field and Maastricht origins are often sources of inspiration…

The compensatory brain - Alexander Sack

Written by Friday, 15 January 2010 13:53
How does the brain process visuospatial information? Can you briefly describe your research? “Broadly speaking, I’m trying to understand how the brains of healthy people work. Which parts are responsible for which function? I use an fMRI scanner on the one hand, to see what happens in the brain, and…

Decoding the listening brain - Elia Formisano

Written by Friday, 15 January 2010 13:51
Understanding how our brains hear in noisy situations You were also one of the guest speakers in 2005. How has your research developed since then? “A relatively large group of researchers works with me now. Thanks to their work we’ve made important discoveries about how the brain processes sounds. For…

Good neighbours, good friends? - Giselle Bosse

Written by Friday, 15 January 2010 13:48
The EU’s policy towards its Eastern neighbours What is your research about? “I look at the EU’s relations with its neighbour states in Eastern Europe: mainly Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus. After the last enlargements of the EU in 2004 and 2007 they became new neighbours, and they have a lot…

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