LEARN! research group SENSA (Social Educational Neuroscience Amsterdam) wins Ammodo Science Award of 1.2 million euros

LEARN! research group SENSA (Social Educational Neuroscience Amsterdam) wins Ammodo Science Award of 1.2 million euros

26-02-2020 | 16:28

For the first time, the Ammodo Science Award announced its winners for research groups that conduct groundbreaking research. The award honors pioneering research that is a product of good teamwork. It is the first Dutch science prize conferred to groups. Next to the SENSA research group, the Guardians and Caretakers of the Genome research at Rotterdam Erasmus University are winners of this first edition of the Ammodo Science Award.

SENSA focus in their research on promoting and maintaining social cohesion in a society where individualism and discrimination appear to increase. With highly innovative methods, their research aims, among others, to investigate the brain mechanisms of children and adolescents during all kinds of unconscious and conscious social interactions. Pioneering is their use of portable EEG devices to collect data outside of the lab, such as classrooms. The ultimate goal for them is to find a critical period in childrenĀ“s development in which a behavioral adjustment in social interactions is most effective. In their combination of research into brains and behavior in and outside the lab, they aim to contribute to an even more social generation in the long run. Thanks to the Ammodo Science Award, they can continue with their important work.