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The blessing and the curse of classifying neuroimaging data

Machine learning in cognitive neuroscience In modern cognitive neuroscience, it has become common-practice to apply machine learning techniques to data […]

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A Bridge Between Interpersonal Synchronization and Personality

The social and interconnected nature of humans has captivated researchers from diverse fields such as behavioral and cognitive sciences. In this post, we present an undergoing study focused on the process of interpersonal synchronization and its relationship with Personality.

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The weather is nice! (But is this an idea?)

Creativity researchers ask questions about creative ideas: where do they come from, how do we facilitate them, why do some people (dis)like them so much? However, one question seems to have been largely ignored: what are ideas, anyway?

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Better together?! - Creativity in a group project

Three master students write about the pitfalls and opportunities of creative group work. Traits that seem a bonus, may turn out to be a pitfall – and the other way around.

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A forgiving cycle path: preventing bicycle crashes in the elderly

Cyclists are vulnerable, and particularly older cyclists have an increased risk of crashing. Therefore, Frank Westerhuis and his colleagues from the traffic psychology group investigated countermeasures to increase cyclists’ safety. This blog post reveals whether they were succesful in achieving this by using illusionary objects next to the cycle path.

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Online misunderstandings can also result from excessive clarity

t is often assumed that online discussions escalate because people become less socially concerned when they are anonymous, or because online messages are unclear and easily misunderstood. In her PhD-dissertation, which she defended on September 22, Carla Roos reveals that the opposite is often the case: online communication is sometimes so clear that it can make people appear antisocial.

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Student Articles

Better together?! - Creativity in a group project

Three master students write about the pitfalls and opportunities of creative group work. Traits that seem a bonus, may turn out to be a pitfall – and the other way around.

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Pulling another all-nighter? Think twice, says neuroscience

The opening hours of the university library in Groningen extend to 23:59h during exam weeks. But is it wise revising your exam materials late at night? Sophia Wilhelm puts this to doubt, and bases this on neuroscientific evidence.

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Time perception in a never-ending pandemic

Humans tend to perceive time as passing at confusing speeds. This blog post explores the mechanisms that underlie the time distortions experienced by many of us, especially during the pandemic.

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I am a Monist (clearing up a misconception)

Many think that believing in monism and not in any kind of metaphysical soul means believing in no mind at all. I am clearing up this misconception and argue that if the brain is the mind (just on a different level), psychology becomes the indirect study of the brain and neuroscience becomes the indirect study of the mind.

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