His Majesty King Willem-Alexander visits Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience

30 March 2015

On Friday 27 March 2015, His Majesty The King paid a working visit to the Royal Academy’s Netherlands Institute for Neurosciences. The King is Patron of the Academy.


His Majesty The King’s working visit consisted of three parts. To begin with, Pieter Roelfsema, Christian Keysers, Helmut Kessels, and Cathrin Canto each gave a presentation of their research. His Majesty then had a guided tour of the institute and a discussion with researchers covering three topics: sleep research, recovery from nervous system damage, and deep brain stimulation.

About the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience

The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience conducts basic neuroscience research, with special emphasis on the brain and the visual system. The aim of its research is twofold. First, it focuses on understanding the functioning of the brain’s mechanisms. Second, it investigates ways to improve the treatment of physical and psychiatric disorders, including blindness, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, depression and autism.

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His Majesty The King inspecting material at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience. Photo: Milette Raats