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Some call it a lack of orientation. I call it an invitation to the playground.

"I am 30 years old, and I will finish my Ph.D in organizational psychology this summer. You can imagine that people frequently ask me about my career plans. Depending on the situation, I tell them different things. But the truth is: I have absolutely no clue!" Close to the finishing line of her PhD, Anne-Kathrin Kleine shares her view on career goals.

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Learning about time in the University Museum

Academics should get out from their ‘Ivory Tower’, and invest more into bringing research to the public. Certainly, this critique […]

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Experiencing Art Installations: Does it matter whether it's physical or virtual?

A research team from the University of Groningen explored a methodology to measure and quantify the experience of physical and virtual art installations in a real-life environment - an internationally renowned exhibition venue for contemporary art, the Frankfurter Kunstverein.

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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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WHO IS AVERAGE ANYWAY? THE ROAD TO SUCCESS WITH A PERSONALIZED APPROACH

The average person does not exist, yet we are still working with (group) averages in our daily lives. What limitations does this pose to individual development and what price are we paying, especially in high-performing domains like elite sports?

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How smart is braindoping? And how many students are doing it?

Media report that many students take drugs to improve their academic performance. Now the Dutch government even plans to discourage […]

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Student Articles

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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Two Buds Just Hanging Out, by Lisa Ruokis

The Intimate Link Between Sexual Shame and Religiousness

When it comes to issues of sexuality, whether it's sexual satisfaction or sexual shame, the role of religion seems to have been neglected. In this post, Lena Bogdanska explores the issue.

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