Earlier Events

November 28, 2013

De Leidse Strijd, debat no.1

Debate concerning the question: ‘Are we no more than our brains?’. The effect of brain research on our understanding of human behavior was discussed.


November 1, 2013

The LIBC Symposium 'Stress and the Brain'

Symposium on the occasion of the launching of the Hotspot Stress. Recent research on the effects of stress on the brain, was presented and discussed.


October 26, 2012

The LIBC Symposium 'Drugs and the Brain'

What are the effects of medicines and drugs on our brain and behaviour? This is the central question of the public symposium ‘Drugs and the brain’ taking place on 26 October in the Leiden Mare Church.


May 20, 2011

The LIBC Symposium "Twee Talen - één BeTalen" 

The Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition (LIBC) has organized a symposium "Twee Talen - één beTalen" (or in English "Two Languages, get one for free”) on Friday, 20 May 2011 to address recent developments on multilingualism and multilingual language acquisition. This symposium will deal with topics such as multilingual processing and the underlying areas of the brain that are involved when one is proficient in more than one language.


March 18, 2010

The LIBC Symposium: Sleepless in Leiden

The Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition (LIBC) organised, on 18 March 2010, the symposium “Sleep(less) in Leiden” to address recent developments in sleep research. Since ancient times it is known that sleep is of paramount importance for normal human physical, cognitive and emotional functioning, but only recently science has become able to study normal sleep and sleep abnormalities in much more detail. 


September 24, 2010

The University of Leiden and the LIBC are honoured to be hosting the Heineken lecture by Micheal Tomasello

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science to Professor Michael Tomasello of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. He received the prize because his multidisciplinary research has given us a much deeper understanding of cognitive processes in primates in general, and language acquisition processes in humans in particular. 


March 20, 2009

The LIBC symposium: Imag(in)ing the Buddhist Brain

The Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition (LIBC) organized, on 20 March 2009, the symposium "Imag(in)ing the Buddhist Brain" to address recent developments in this area, among them the question: What claims do meditation traditions make, and are the results of meditation measurable?