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Is the left brain not able to monitor linguistic errors during effortful tasks in ADHD?

Do adults who report high level of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms have poor error-monitoring during effortful tasks? If so, which half of the brain is responsible for it? In this blog post, I will address these two questions.

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Make Science Great Again

Why are alternative facts so persuasive? We fail to consider scientific evidence properly because our political opinions signify the kinds of persons we are rather than our knowledgeability. To make science great again, we need to be cooperative and curious and change how science is communicated.

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A wonderful gift

“Special children have special things,” said my mum as she handed me an old-looking book. I had returned to Canada for the summer, after my first year as a tenure-track assistant professor in the Theory and History of Psychology Department, and she had just downsized from her suburban half-acre to a condo in downtown Toronto. Moving house always leads to discovered treasures. This book was certainly one of those.

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Social encounters:

How do teenagers deal with them?

This post introduces a study by Minita Franzen, who examines social encounters of teenagers. How do teenagers experience their encounters with others, how do they behave and feel during such encounters, and how are they affected by them in the short and long term?

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Mindfulness meditation:

the miracle modern cure or just another in-thing?

In this text, Valeria Cernei discusses the main effects of mindfulness meditation and the mechanisms through which they occur. She attempts to illustrate the potential of this practice to become a practical and cost-efficient “modern cure”.

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Lost Potential in a Slowly Adapting Education System

We waste human potential if we not adapt our school systems to the best of our knowledge. In this post Sebastian Prehn will illustrate the lost potential, introduce examples of an endless pool of innovations and suggest a structure of how to implement them.

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Student Articles

Make Science Great Again

Why are alternative facts so persuasive? We fail to consider scientific evidence properly because our political opinions signify the kinds of persons we are rather than our knowledgeability. To make science great again, we need to be cooperative and curious and change how science is communicated.

Read More

Mindfulness meditation:

the miracle modern cure or just another in-thing?

In this text, Valeria Cernei discusses the main effects of mindfulness meditation and the mechanisms through which they occur. She attempts to illustrate the potential of this practice to become a practical and cost-efficient “modern cure”.

Read More

Lost Potential in a Slowly Adapting Education System

We waste human potential if we not adapt our school systems to the best of our knowledge. In this post Sebastian Prehn will illustrate the lost potential, introduce examples of an endless pool of innovations and suggest a structure of how to implement them.

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Hello, Neighbors!

As part of the course Intergroup Relations, third-year psychology students write a popular science article about stereotypes and prejudices. Mindwise publishes a modified version of two of these articles. Today's article is written by Lena Paulsen, Louise Teschemacher, and Felix Grundmann.

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