Behavioral and translational neuroscience

Using a combination of traditional behavioral testing, modern manipulation methods, and advanced imaging, our research mainly focuses on the neurobiological basis of behavior, both in physiological and pathological circumstances.

Our research group consists of researchers with a variety of backgrounds. Since summer 2019, the group consists of two teams: Snoerenlab and McCutcheonlab. The common theme of our research is the brain reward system: Snoerenlab investigates the neural regulation of sexual behavior as natural reward, and McCutcheonlab studies the neural control of protein appetite. 

News

Neuron crochet blanket

A few months ago, Eelke was challenged to crochet a blanket with the image of a neuron. That challenge had to be accomplished, of course! Now, four months later, the blanket is really here!

08.05.2022

Participate in a project about the effects of food on the brain reward system!

Are you curious about the effects of food on the brain? Are you interested in psychology and neuroscience? Do you want to know how a biomedical experiment works? If you have answered “yes” to one of these questions, you might like to participate in a study about the effects of food on the brain, being conducting at the Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Health Sciences at UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

30.03.2022

Interview with Eelke in Khrono

Eelke was interviewed by Khrono on the consequences of the long animal facility closure on her research activities. The article (in Norwegian) was published on Khrono on the 13th of March 2022. 

18.03.2022

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Eelke Snoeren

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James McCutcheon Professor
Roy Heijkoop Senior engineer
Patty Huijgens Postdoc
Jaume Ferrer Lalanza Postdoc
Linnea Volcko Postdoc
Mette Kongstorp Postdoc
Susana Valente Postdoc
Hamid Taghipourbibalan PhD student
John Oyem PhD student
Geed Assadi Staff engineer
Kasper Kjelsberg Staff engineer
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Former members
Bernd Coester Guest PhD
Indrek Heinla Postdoc
Jesper Solheim Johansen Profesjonstudent
Ole Christian Sylte Profesjonstudent
Jasmin Wilhelmsen Bachelor student
Aslaug Angelsen Bachelor student
Thor-Arne Sørlie Bachelor student
Jan Hegstad M. Psych.
Bjørn Skagen M. Psych.
Danielle Houwing Guest PhD