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Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

The research, carried out in the Faculty's various research institutes, is extensive and innovative and has a strong international focus. Faculty members are actively involved in externally financed projects and joint international research programmes. The Faculty's research institutes conduct fundamental research within the broad field of the social and behavioural sciences.

Organisation of research

Research at the faculty is organised in:

Understanding Consciousness
Understanding Consciousness

For centuries scientists have tried to understand the working of the brain and what being conscious means. In this animation we take you through some important moments in history to where we are now.


FMG researchers publish articles, books and research reports on a regular basis. These publications can be found in the Digital Academic Repository of the University of Amsterdam or via the profile pages of staff members.