Organizing committee

The NIN Summer School is organized by researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience. 

Pieter Roelfsema

Director Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience

Roelfsema studies visual perception, learning and memory in the visual system in humans, laboratory animals and artificial neural networks. An important goal of his lab is to develop a visual prosthesis that would allow people who have become blind to regain a simple form of sight. Roelfsema coordinates NeuroTech-NL, and two larger NWO grants in the field of neurotechnology: NESTOR and INTENSE.

Valeria Gazzola

Group leader Social Brain Lab

The work of my research group focuses on understanding the causal relationship between brain activity in areas involved in our understanding of the actions and sensations of others and social behavior using a combination of fMRI, EEG, TMS and tDCS in humans and animal studies in rodents. My group collaborates particularly closely with the Keysers Group, jointly forming the Social Brain Lab.


Chris de Zeeuw

Vice director Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience

Chris I. De Zeeuw is Chairman of the Department of Neuroscience at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, Vice-Director at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience in Amsterdam, and Director of Neurasmus BV. In his research he focuses on the role of the cerebellum in sensorimotor integration and cognition. 


Maarten Kamermans

Group leader Retina Signal Processing lab

Maarten Kamermans is a neuroscientist and head the Retina Signal Processing lab. We are studying the neuronal processing involved in these selection and adaptation processes. This knowledge is essential for understanding how the visual system works and forms the basis for research dedicated to restoring vision in blind people.


Ingo Willuhn

Group leader Neuromodulation and Behavior lab

Ingo Willuhn is a behavioral neuroscientist with a strong interest in how neuromodulators such as dopamine and serotonin regulate brain networks under normal (e.g., reward learning) as well as pathological conditions (e.g., OCD and addiction). We study the neurobiology of behavioral automaticity and compulsivity as well as functions potentially contributing to these behavioral strategies.