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Congress: Making Sense of Senses - How the brain processes sensory input *

How can our brain make sense out of the chaotic stream of information that hits it in incredible numbers every second? Or more specifically: how does the brain makes sense out of the sensory input: the visual and auditory, colors music, taste and flavor, smell and scent? (language: English)

Program information
Date Friday, April 21, 2017
Time 9:30 - 16:30 hrs.
Location Room DZ 02, Dante Building
Day tickets 15 euro for externals, 9 euro for University Card holders and 8 euro for Complexmembers. Lunch, coffee & tea included.
Half Day Tickets 8 euro, 5,50 and 4,50 respectively. Coffee & tea included.
Registration Registration via
Speakers Artur Jaschke, Garmt Dijksterhuis, Heleen Hoogeveen, Jan Dirk Blom, Anna Bosman
Organisation Study Association Complex in cooperation with Academic Forum
Contact Luc Jeurissen
*Certificate This activity may count towards the Certificate Academic Forum


You can attend lectures on the influence of music on the brain (Artur Jaschke), on the psychology of perception and taste (Garmt Dijksterhuis), on taste and memory (Heleen Hoogeveen), on hallucinations (Jan Dirk Blom), on high sensitivity (Anna Bosman).

  • Artur Jaschke, researcher clinical Neuromusicology Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Garmt Dijksterhuis, psychological scientist with a background in food-related perception and choice a.o. University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam and University College Roosevelt.
  • Heleen Hoogeveen, PhD  Researcher Brain and Behavior, University of Groningen
  • Jan Dirk Blom, professor of Clinical Psychopathology, University of Leiden
  • Anna Bosman, professor of psychology and learning dynamics Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen


  • Daypart 1
    09:30: Doors open
    09:45: Opening
    10:00 - 10:45: Speaker 1: Jan Dirk Blom
    10:45 - 11:15: Coffee or tea
    11:15 - 12:00: Speaker 2: Garmt Dijksterhuis
    12:00 - 13:00: Lunch

  • Daypart 2
    13:00 - 13:45: Speaker 3: Artur Jaschke
    14:00 - 14:45: Speaker 4: Heleen Hoogeveen
    14:45 - 15:00: Coffee or tea
    15:00 - 15:45: Speaker 5: Anna Bosman
    15:45 - 16:00: Closure

Admission & Registration

Day tickets: 15 euro for externals, 9 euro for University Card holders and 8 euro for Complexmembers.  Lunch included.

Half Day Tickets:  8 euro, 5,50 and 4,50 respectively

Coffee, tea included in both tickets.

Registration via e-mail to

This congress is organized by Study Association Complex in cooperation with Academic Forum.

When: 21 April 2017 09:30

End date: 21 April 2017 16:30