Brain Training

Course schedule

Dates Start time End time Coordinator registrations
19 November 2019 09:15 16:30 Yvonne Smolders Course is fully booked
preregistration 2020 Yvonne Smolders Apply

Course description

For PhD candidates reading is a very important activity. This training will teach you how to increase your reading speed level and how to use your brain effectively in your daily work.

General Information

Target Group: PhD candidates and postdocs
Group size: Max. 15  participants
Course duration: one day (9.30-16.00 hrs)
Language: English
Credit points: 0.3 ECTS
Self-study hours: -
Name lecturer: Frans Duijts (de Hoofdzaken)
Venue: to be announced


  • Introduction to BrainTraining

  • Using our brain’s full potential

  • What is our Brain Rythm?

  • How our Brain works

    • Left- and Right Brain

    • Multi Tasking & Multi Switching

    • Applying the right Strategies and Techniques

    • Roadmap to the Memory Based Speed Reading Methodology

  • Memory Based Speed Reading Exercises for Comprehension

  • Speed Reading Exercises for Faster Processing

  • Memory Training (focused on reading materials)


1) Reduced fee: PhD candidates of Wageningen University with an approved Training and Supervision Plan (TSP) and post-docs of Wageningen University that are registered at one of the graduate schools of Wageningen (EPS, PE&RC, VLAG, WASS, WIAS, WIMEK) € 40
2) Full fee: All other PhD candidates / post-docs as well as staff of Wageningen University € 80
3) Extended fee: All other participants € 160

Fee includes study and training material, coffee/tea and lunch.

Cancellation condition

Until four weeks before the start of the course, you can cancel free of charge. After this date you will be charged with the “Full Fee”. 

Exemption of payment:

  • When there is a replacement (who you can propose, in this case please inform the course coordinator) you will only be charged with €50.
  • For PhD candidates and post-docs of Wageningen University: when you have a valid reason (circumstances beyond your control) to cancel, you will be charged the reduced fee. In this case a written statement of the supervisor/superior is required.

Note: When you do not have a valid reason to cancel or do not show up at courses that are free of charge you will be charged with €100.


For more information please contact Yvonne Smolders,