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Do children with balance problems improve on balance after training with Wii Fit games?

Children with motor coordination problems experience problems in controlling balance games, causing lower scores than their peers. Training with active video games enhances better anticipation and faster responses, which not only lead to better game scores but also transfer to other activities needed in gym classes or the schoolyard.

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Don’t read this (at night on your phone)

Are you reading this on your smartphone? And is it dark outside? Then, if you care about a good night’s […]

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Feeling sorry to avoid feeling sorrow

Compassion has previously been shown to trigger positive feelings and a desire to help others. But there may be more to it. Monday January 29th, dr. Wim Meerholz defended his dissertation in which he explains that compassion needs not have only positive effects.

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Depression: good to discuss

Last year I wrote a blog post on Blue Monday, an international day which serves to raise awareness for depression. […]

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Fear and trembling in Groningen

In this piece, prof. dr. Tom Postmes offers his opinion on the safety policy in Groningen. He concludes that in his attempt to prevent a paper-and-pencil disaster, the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate ignores an existing disaster.

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What is there to learn about youth's career paths and transitions?

Choosing a particular career path can be challenging, and comprises many components, situations, people and goals. Moreover, the choice process for a career path differs from individual to individual. In this blog post, Filomena Parada explains how the complex and heterogeneous process of career choice and related education- and work-transitions can be investigated by combining three diverse approaches to study human functioning.

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Student Articles

The Perfect Memory

The common criticisms from professors about broad, superficially philosophical questions apply perfectly well to the title of this piece. What […]

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Book Review: The Inkblots by Damion Searls

“Take the official Rorschach Ink Blot test to see if you are crazy”, is the title of the first video […]

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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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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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