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Most people know that electroencephalography (EEG) measures brain activity. But probably few know that the first measurement of the human EEG came from an attempt to scientifically test telepathy, and even fewer that one of the first EEG devices from Groningen inspired the founding of a Dutch company. This blog post provides interesting historical insights into the measurement technique of EEG and it's relation to Psychology in Groningen.

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Psychedelics: Trip or Treatment?

Scholars in Groningen debated the present and future of psychedelic drugs. Will they revolutionize medicine?

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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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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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