We are celebrating our fifth anniversary at Mindwise, this month! A lot has changed since we launched 5 years ago, all thanks to the people who contribute to this project, through their writing, creative input, or readership. We are grateful to everyone for the success of this page and we’re celebrating the best work that was published in 2018.

Choose the best post, enter to win a book!

We have shortlisted our favourite posts from 2018 and now ask you, the readers, to decide which one wins the Award for Best Mindwise Post for 2018! Of course, we wouldn’t leave you without some prizes too:

Three lucky voters will win a book, sent wherever you are in the world.

So, pick your favourite article from our selection below and leave your email address if you want to win some Mindwise goodies! Voting closes on April 8th 2019 (midnight NL time). We will announce the winning post during the 2019 Heymans Symposium, on April 10th 2019 and, of course, on social media.

The nominees, in no particular order, are (drumroll, please…):

  1. Don’t read this (at night on your phone) by Sebastiaan Mathôt
  2. Down the Rabbit Hole of Borderline Personality Disorder by Juliana Nimz
  3. Fear and trembling in Groningen by Tom Postmes
  4. Mind over Mario: About video games, lost teeth, and new brain therapies by Stefanie Enriquez-Geppert and Diede Smit
  5. Mirror neurons: the DNA of psychology? by Markus Eronen
  6. Societal challenge lab: Evidence–based proposals to improve the integration of refugees in the Dutch labor market by Nina Hansen
  7. Talking About Time at the Kinderuniversiteit by Robbert van der Mijn
  8. The future of neuroimaging PTSD – there is strength in numbers! by Judith Daniels
  9. The green heart of our faculty by Yvonne Groen




Voting is now closed


Contest Rules:

  • One vote per person, maximum. Multiple votes will be disqualified.
  • Voting closes at midnight of April 8th, 2019 (Netherlands local time).
  • The 2018 Mindwise Award will go to the entry (blogpost) with the most votes.
  • Three voters will be selected at random to win the book prize. They will be contacted by email.
  • The books for the voter prizes will be chosen by the Mindwise editorial board and can be picked up by the winners at the Heymans building or mailed to the winners.