Location University of Cologne  

11 April: Testing cognition in animal models (Tim Vanmierlo)


Introduction EURON and introduction lecture 


Lecture cognitive testing in animal sciences


Coffee break


PBL style pre-discussion on cognitive animal testing, including video tutorials on animal testing and discussing recommended literature


Lunch break


PBL style post discussion on cognitive animal testing


Research Seminar on animal models to test cognition


12 April: Conditioning in animal models (Thibaut Sesia)

9h00 - 9h30

Tour at the university and demonstration of the animal testing equipment

9h30 - 10h30

Lecture on animal conditioning

10h30 - 10h45

Coffee break

10h45 - 13h00

PBL style pre-discussion on animal conditioning, including video tutorials and discussing recommended literature

13h00 - 14h00

Lunch break

14h00 - 16h00

PBL style post discussion on animal conditioning

16h - 17h

Research Seminar on animal conditioning


 Location Maastricht University 

18 April: Human cognition (Arjan Blokland) 

9h00 - 9h45

Introduction lecture on human cognitive testing

9h45 - 11h15

Hands-on human cognitive testing and tour at the labs

11h15 - 12h00

Analyzing data of human cognitive testing

12h00 - 13h30

Lunch break

13h30 - 15h30

PBL style discussion on human cognitive testing based on the morning session and recommended literature

15h30 - 15h45

Coffee break

15h45 - 17h00

PBL style pre-discussion on comparative aspects rodents and humans

17h00 -...

Group dinner


19 April: Conclusion – integrate rodents & humans; comparative aspect what lessons can be drawn?

9h - 10h00

Continuation of the discussion on comparative aspects rodents and humans 

10h00 - 10h30

Coffee break

10h30 - 11h30

Research Seminar on integrating rodent and human cognitive testing 

11h30 - 12h00

Closing remarks