On April 5th, 2017, the first edition of CogniTalks took place in Pakhuis de Zwijger. The first run of this new educative Cognito event, entailed various engaging TED-style talks encompassing a broad scope of topics about cognition. Stimulating our interdisciplinary scientific focus, speakers from various fields of cognitive science and the brain came together to create an informative, inspiring, and interactive night.

The program consisted of four talks given by four highly motivating and inspiring speakers:

Esther van Duin Msc – Phd student Neuroscience & Psychiatry, University of Maastricht
Stress and happiness

Guido Meijer Msc – Phd student Cognitive & Systems Neuroscience, University of Amsterdam
A bright future for neuroscience: measuring the brain using light

Bennett Kleinberg Msc – Phd student Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam
“Crime and the cognitive science”

Garmt B. Dijksterhuis Phd – Psychological Scientist (Perception/Methodology/Food), Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Olfactory Philosophy

As the first edition of CogniTalks had an amazing turnout and was positively received by both audience and speakers, we believe CogniTalks will from now on be part of the Cognito traditions. So if you don’t want to miss this special event, keep track of the Cognito Board Facebook for the announcement of the second CogniTalks event.