Amsterdam, Netherlands

Gray Matter: an Interdisciplinary Perspective on the Aging Brain

when 15 June 2020 - 25 June 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 399

As our life expectancy increases, so does the number of older adults in society. Aging is accompanied by changes at the level of the brain, cognition, and behavior. Yet, trajectories of age-related change vary strongly between individuals: In old age, individual differences are larger than ever. When and how do these differences manifest in the brain? Why do some people develop neurodegenerative disorders whereas others become 100 years old without significant decline? Which lifestyle factors can increase our chances at ‘healthy aging’? And how can our subjective well-being increase with age?

Target group

Student profile
The ABC Summer School is open to Master's students and PhD candidates in in fields relating to cognitive (neuros)science, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, cognitive science, etc.

Fee info

EUR 399: Tuition Comparable Master's Program at a non-Dutch University and PHD candidates
EUR 0: Brain and Cogntive Sciences students, UvA and Comparable Master's Program at a Dutch Universities-student pay NO fee


If your university is a member of the Universitas 21 network and/or LERU network then you may be eligible for a partial scholarship. You must also be a current student at that university when you apply for the summer programme.