Progress meeting October 2

How team science can make a difference!

All researchers and others involved in the Healthy Brain Study on the Radboud Campus are invited for our next Progress Meeting that takes place on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 between 13.00 and 17.00, in the Red Room at the Trigon building (Kapittelweg 29).

We are pleased to announce that Professor Heino Falcke from Radboud University will explain how a large-scale team effort led to the discovery of a black hole. What lessons can be learnt for the Healthy Brain Study from his experience?

13.00 Registration & welcome

13.15 Opening by Han van Krieken, Rector Magnificus Radboud University Nijmegen

13.30 A short update on the Healthy Brain Study by Lucy Overbeek, Project Manager of the Healthy Brain Study

13.45 An Inspiring Example of Interdisciplinary Research – Brief lecture by and Interview with Heino Falcke, Professor of Astrophysics and Radio Astronomy

14.45  Towards Horizon Europe 2021-2027 - Wilfried Reincke, EU Liaison Officer for Radboud University. Senior advisor for European research & innovation grants (e.g. Horizon2020). He and Charlotte Oomen, Radboud Valorisation, are happy to answer your questions about grant applications.

15.15 The Healthy Brain Experience (a tour of the Healthy Brian Study lab) and drinks

Are you looking forward to hearing about Professor Falcke’s experiences? Do you want to learn more about how to approach team science and apply this to the Healthy Brain Study? Do you need help with specific grant applications? Data acquisition for the Healthy Brain Study will have started by the time this meeting takes place. You can, therefore, experience the full experimental set-up by attending our meeting and register here!

About the study

We want to understand the brain better. The Healthy Brain Study hopes to answer many questions about our brain in daily life.

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About the study

We have a dream! Our goal is to discover how the brain works and how the brain effects our daily lives. The Healthy Brain Study hopes to answer these questions. This is a unique, long-term study carried out by Radboud University, Radboudumc and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, together with other organizations, and volunteers in their thirties.

Why choose a hamburger over a salad? How does a certain food ingredient influence your mood and your decision to buy a new car? How does sitting and sleeping influence the way you deal with stress? What makes you decide to buy a house and which street to live on? Do you feel better in a relationship or on your own? What determines whether you feel happy? In short, why do people do what they do? The brain plays a major role in these types of questions. The more we know about the brain, the more questions we can answer about how we function in our daily lives. That's why Radboud University, Radboudumc and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics are working together on this special study that aims to unravel the ‘thirties brain’.

What influences the brain?
During the Healthy Brain Study, we aim to monitor and test a thousand thirty to forty-year-old volunteers from Nijmegen and the surrounding area. We’re selecting people in their thirties because their brains are no longer developing whilst the aging process has yet to start. Moreover, this group often has to deal with important life events that affect their well-being such as a career, a burnout, buying a house, having children or getting a divorce.

What contributes to happiness & vitality?
The Healthy Brain Study will investigate which social, biological and environmental factors influence the brain. Scientists can use the results to conduct new studies to resolve social issues. These can involve questions such as: how can I identify and prevent an upcoming burnout? With this new knowledge, we hope to learn how people can become happier, fitter, more self-reliant and more productive. We also aim to contribute to a more sustainable and affordable healthcare system.

Everyone can contribute. You, your family and friends, employers and entrepreneurs can take part. We can, hereby, all make a valuable contribution to this unique research.

Register now Progress Meeting

Interested in team science and grant applications? Register now for the next Progress Meeting on October 2. Register now

Progress meeting October 2

Professor Heino Falcke tells us how a large-scale team effort led to the discovery of a black hole. What does his experience teach us for the Healthy Brain Study?

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Information for researchers

Are you a researcher and interested in the datasource of the Healthy Brain Study? Contact our projectmanager Lucy Overbeek: