Behind the scenes at the Weekend of Science

On October 5th 2019, the Faculty opens her doors to showcase her ongoing research, during the national Weekend of Science. Everyone’s invited: neighbors, employees, students, family, friends, etcetera. The title of this year’s edition is “Everything is behavior” (“Alles is Gedrag”).

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Duo-interview: Research on psychosis – Bridging the gap from theory to practice

At the Department of Psychology of the University of Groningen, two enthusiastic scholars (Marieke Pijnenborg and Lisette van der Meer) focus their research on cognition of patients with psychosis. Both are not only academically very active, but also successful in combining their appointment as a scientist at the University of Groningen with an appointment in the clinical field. Reason enough for Mindwise to invite these two scholars for an interview to learn from their experiences and ideas.

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Three years after the Hoffman Report: What have we learned so far from one of the biggest and most recent scandals in psychology?

After efforts of courageous individuals and public pressure, the APA commissioned a report. It revealed that the APA was compliant with torture, lied and covered up their close relations with government entities, and weakened their ethical guidelines. The aftermaths of this scandal still holds hard lessons: how can ethical awareness be sharpened to not allow an environment creating harm?

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The green heart of our faculty

You could not have missed the building activities at the Heymans building. And you may have been forced to walk a detour through the garden to reach the new restaurant or other buildings of the faculty. But did you know that this garden is actually an ancient botanical garden that hides centuries of history? Your detour through the garden might not be so boring after all!

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Mind over Mario: About video games, lost teeth, and new brain therapies

Brain areas seem to process and transfer information through brain rhythms. Information seem to be processed and transferred by rhythmic brain activity within and between brain areas. Currently, science tries to understand how these rhythms might be involved in producing actual behavior, and if targeting them with a new form of brain training would help muddle through psychological distress.

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