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Revise your Revision

Many students nowadays prepare for exams with techniques that are known to be ineffective. Further, since the 1880s psychologists already now that the process of forgetting is stopped by timely spaced active retrieval. Combining this practice with other, more contemporary techniques make studying more productive and enjoyable.

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You Are Not a Virologist

Not only has COVID-19 been dominating global and international news for several months now but it’s also the main topic in conversations with friends and family. This post connects the Dunning-Kruger effect to a dangerous development of opinions and beliefs which can have severe consequences.

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Tree-Hugging in the Time of Corona

An exploration of the physiological and psychological benefits of nature and how a simple walk can help reduce some corona-related mental health concerns.

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The “Tip of the Tongue” Phenomenon: Explaining the Whatchamacallits and Thingamajigs

The “tip of the tongue” phenomenon is something we have all likely experienced at some point, but what causes this familiar but frustrating failure of recall? I discuss likely causes of the phenomenon and computer models of human memory.

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Open Access: no research should be locked behind paywalls!

Every quarter, we share articles published in the BCN Newsletter and we are happy today to share an interview with Giulia Trentacosti and Peter Braun on Open Science. The interview was conducted and written by Jaime Mondragon, a PhD candidate at the UMCG.

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Demonstration against corona measures in Berlin

Coronavirus measures? Alright – but respect my autonomy!

More and more people oppose the coronavirus measures, because they perceive them as threatening their autonomy. In this post, Anne-Kathrin Kleine explains how people’s sense of autonomy may be protected. The goals and stakes are clear: we want to stop the virus without running the risk of emerging from the crisis as a divided society.

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Revise your Revision

Many students nowadays prepare for exams with techniques that are known to be ineffective. Further, since the 1880s psychologists already now that the process of forgetting is stopped by timely spaced active retrieval. Combining this practice with other, more contemporary techniques make studying more productive and enjoyable.

Read More

You Are Not a Virologist

Not only has COVID-19 been dominating global and international news for several months now but it’s also the main topic in conversations with friends and family. This post connects the Dunning-Kruger effect to a dangerous development of opinions and beliefs which can have severe consequences.

Read More

Tree-Hugging in the Time of Corona

An exploration of the physiological and psychological benefits of nature and how a simple walk can help reduce some corona-related mental health concerns.

Read More

The “Tip of the Tongue” Phenomenon: Explaining the Whatchamacallits and Thingamajigs

The “tip of the tongue” phenomenon is something we have all likely experienced at some point, but what causes this familiar but frustrating failure of recall? I discuss likely causes of the phenomenon and computer models of human memory.

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