June 14, 2018

Eveline Crone wins Spinoza Prize

Laureate Eveline Crone is one of the four winners of the Spinoza Prize. The NWO Spinoza Prize is the highest award in Dutch science. Each year, the NWO Spinoza Prizes are awarded to three of four researchers working in the Netherlands who according to international standards belong to the absolute top of science.

Eveline Crone

Eveline Crone

Laureate 2017

Eveline Crone discovered that not every part of the human brain develops at the same time. In puberty brain centers determining emotions develop more quickly than those which control rational decision making. This helps explain unrestrained, irresponsible and risky adolescent behaviour. How does the adolescent brain use this turbulent phase to learn to take creative but balanced decisions?

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