The EPAN group is part of the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging and the Behavioral Science Institute of the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen.

We work in close collaboration with:

Prof. dr. Sabine Herpertz & dr. Katja Bertsch (Heidelberg University, Germany) – Joint project: Imaging emotion regulation in Borderline Personality Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder.

Dr. Alex Green (University of Oxford, UK). Joint project: Deep Brain Stimulation of the PAG.

Dr. R. Kalisch (Univ Mainz, GER). Joint project: Dynamore (

(also involving Dr Henrik Walter Charite, Berlin; Dr. Birgit Kleim, Zürich; Dr. Talma Hendler, Tel Aviv)

Dr. Rogier Mars (University of Oxford, UK) – The Cognitive Neurecology lab

Dr. Jill O’Reily (University of Oxford, UK) – Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

INTRESA: International Resilience Alliance partners (

ENIGMA-anxiety working group collaborators (

ENIGMA-antisocial behavior collaborators (


Radboud University

Radboud University is a broad, international oriented university that aspires to be one of the best in Europe. Together with Radboudumc, we have created an intellectual environment that inspires and challenges our students and staff so that  they can extend the scope of academic disciplines and benefit society.


Donders Institute

The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour is a world-class research centre devoted to understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of human cognition and behavior in health and disease. The Institute is home to more than 600 researchers from 35 countries who share the common goal of contributing to the advancement of the brain-, cognitive- and behavioral sciences through investigator-driven research, and improving health, education and technology by applying advances in this field. The Institute’s mission includes conducting interdisciplinary research of excellence at the unique interface between genetic, molecular and cellular processes at one end and computational, system-level neuroscience with cognitive and behavioral analysis at the other end.


Behavioural Science Institute

The mission of the BSI is to conduct top level research on human behaviour. In addition to this fundamental aim (‘to understand behaviour’) they aim at societal relevance (‘to influence behaviour’). BSI researchers investigate the nature and development of human behaviour. A unique feature of BSI is its integrative approach to human behaviour that transcends the traditional disciplinary boundaries of psychology and education.