The use of resit exams in higher education is relatively unique to the Netherlands. Their use stems from the idea that all students can pass any given course, some students just need more examination chances to do so. Recently, resit exams received negative attention in the University Newspaper (UK) of the University of Groningen. A […]
Monday evening, January 15th, 5pm: usually students attend lectures in this room. However, today 12 students and their two lecturers have invited seven policy makers and representatives of different NGOs and academia to listen to and discuss their proposals to improve current practices of labour market integration of refugees.
Scientists are making new efforts to pool their neuroimaging data. Currently, structural and functional data of approximately 3,000 people diagnosed with PTSD, acquired in many different labs around the globe, are being analyzed conjointly. Will this produce more valid results on alterations? in brain structure and brain function?
While searching for a solution for her broken nights, Lisette de Jonge-Hoekstra takes us to pink noise – a phenomenon that characterizes smooth processes. In addition, she discovers that listening to actual noise of different colors is claimed to benefit certain states of mind. Lisette finds out what science has to say about these claims, and what she found may be a solution for you as well.
The chances are good that you have heard of mirror neurons. They were once thought to be the harbingers of a scientific revolution, and promised to “do for psychology what DNA did for biology” (according to the prominent neuroscientist V. S. Ramachandran in an Edge essay in 2000). But the revolution didn’t happen. In fact, […]
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.
Are you reading this on your smartphone? And is it dark outside? Then, if you care about a good night’s sleep, you really shouldn’t be reading this. But wait, don’t put your phone away just yet! You want to know why you shouldn’t be reading this, don’t you? There are many reasons why using a […]
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.
Last year I wrote a blog post on Blue Monday, an international day which serves to raise awareness for depression. This year, Blue Monday was on January 15. The week before, on January 9, the Dutch Ministry of Public Health started a national campaign with the aim of making it easier to talk about depression, […]