There are over one hundred fifty researchers at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, working in seventeen research groups. We collaborate with a number of universities and hospitals and are partner in the Spinoza Centre, a partnership that connects some four hundred neuroscientists in the Amsterdam area.

The purpose of all this research is two-fold:

  1. We want to obtain a fundamental understanding of brain mechanisms. These fundamental insights usually have deep implications for our insights into diseases.
  2. We want to find ways to combat neurological and mental disorders. Blindness, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson and Alzheimer, but also schizophrenia, depression, spinal cord transection, autism developmental disorders and severe sleeping disorders, which are all diseases that demand intense and long-term research by highly qualified scientists.