Many of us no longer perceive science as extraordinary. Institutionalized, commodified, within a couple of clicks distance, one could argue that science is just another industry. Thrilling through its failures more often than through its successes, science is revealed as an enterprise prone to bias and fraud, often governed by personal interests and embedded in […]
A text inspired by Notes on Synchrony, a collaborative project between dancers and neuroscientists in which art and science merge. Notes on Synchrony will be on in the Groningen Grand Theatre as part of the Moving Futures festival on the 16th and 17th of March. Which of the following words do you associate with art, and […]
Science is the driving force behind what we consider reliable knowledge, and it usually works like this: a scientist has a theory, formulates a hypothesis that derives from this theory, designs a study to test that hypothesis, and, in the end, draws a conclusion regarding whether the initial theory was supported by that study—either through […]
Valeria Cernei, member of the Mindwise team and soon-to-be-graduate from the Groningen Psychology programme, has been moonlighting as writer for the BCN Newsletter for the past few months. She recently interviewed Mila Moxom about the way in which her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the RUG influences her artistic vision, an art project that blends […]
In this text, Valeria Cernei discusses the main effects of mindfulness meditation and the mechanisms through which they occur. She attempts to illustrate the potential of this practice to become a practical and cost-efficient “modern cure”.