Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences
Guillén Fernández, Professor for Cognitive Neurosciences, Radboud University Medical Centre, is a specialist on the brain, memory and emotions. His interdisciplinary research combines cognitive neuroimaging, genetics, pharmacology and a range of clinical disciplines. For example, he showed how acute stress can sear an emotional experience into our memory. This process may form the basis for stress-related syndromes such as anxiety disorders and depression.
His study of the basis of memory formation and its stabilisation/storage in the brain is also important for education. In addition to his main research interests, Fernández has worked with educational specialists to develop a programme teaching ten- to twelve-year-olds how the brain works and what fear does to the brain.Explore NARCIS for research activities and publications