About us

Welcome to the website of the Social Educational Neuroscience Amsterdam (SENSA) team! We are a team of researchers who jointly tackle urgent issues at the intersection of social psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive neuroscience and educational neuroscience. We focus on investigating the behavioral and brain mechanisms of social and motivational processes in educational settings from childhood to adolescence. We integrate lab-based experimental approaches with more ecologically valid methods, for example by using portable neuroimaging techniques that can be applied in the classroom while students are interacting.

Foto (Iris Duvekot©), from left to right: TuongVan Vu, Nikkie Lee, Barbara Braams, Jellie Sierksma, Tieme Janssen, Paul van Lange, Mariët van Buuren, Lydia Krabbendam en Nienke van Atteveldt.

We are very happy to have received the Ammodo Science Award for Groundbreaking Research 2020. In this video, we explain what our research is about: