This programme has a unique character, focusing on connections between artificial intelligence and cognitive neuroscience.
Understanding how the brain works and how it supports intelligent cognitive behaviour is essential for effective agent design. In turn, agent design can lead to hypotheses about how intelligent behaviour is realised by humans. The programme is closely related to the research carried out in the internationally renowned Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour. This institute has several unique facilities for brain imaging using EEG, fMRI and MEG. You will be able to use these facilities for developing new experimental research techniques, as well as for developing new machine learning algorithms to analyse the brain data and integrate them with brain-computer interfacing systems. You will also cooperate with the Behavioural Science Institute and work in its Virtual Reality Laboratory, which can be used to study social interaction between humans and avatars.
Depending on your interest, you can specialise in one of the following domains: Computation in Neural and Artificial Systems, Robot Cognition, and Web and Language Interaction.
This programme was recently rated ‘Best Programme’ in the Netherlands in the Keuzegids Masters 2016 (Guide to Master's programmes).