Meditation is popular, but what exactly are we talking about and how does it work? In this article, student Nidarshana Ganesan addresses the ‘trendy’ practice of meditation, and puts forward its benefits as supported by neuropsychology.
People with multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease may experience visual complaints. Although these complaints do not always come forward during an assessment of visual functions, they are extremely bothersome in daily life. How can we ensure that these complaints are recognized and acknowledged in clinical practice?
Unsymbolized thinking is alike any other type of specific and controlled thinking, except that it occurs without any words, images, or symbols. Read more about it here.
Negotiations are everywhere, really. But negotiating successfully is not easy, especially if you have only little power over the process or its outcome. But does this mean you’re doomed to end up the loser? Perhaps not, as Giorgos Michelakis explores in this post.
In this post, Zuzanna Laudańska shares her experience investigating motor and vocal development in infants. She works at the Institute of Psychology, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw (Poland), and she is a guest researcher at the Department of Developmental Psychology, University of Groningen.
Is love truly more blind than ever? With the rapid rise in the popularity of dating apps during the pandemic, it has become difficult to create (intimate) connections. This blog post talks about the possible downsides and positive aspects of virtual dating and invites the readers to reflect upon their own dating experiences.
Both psychedelics and meditation have the potential to elicit self-transcendent experiences that are deeply meaningful and healing. This post addresses the question is whether it is possible to create a synergistic combination of psychedelics and meditation. A recent study addresses this topic, and is the subject of a documentary, “Descending the Mountain”, which will be screened on April 30, 2023.
Dealing with harm in organizations can be tricky. In this post, Maja Graso explores a particularly difficult issue: How do people assess allegations of harm that they have not seen themselves and that leave no evidence, no witnesses, and no other reliable signal that the harm has actually occurred (e.g., “my word against yours” cases)?
This blog post by Tamara Lühr is about the impact of language on gender inequality. Discussing terms such as male bias and androcentrism, she portrays how gendered language shapes our understanding of gender roles. Possible solutions and linguistic alternatives are proposed as a call for change.
Have you ever considered including your research participants in the process of doing scientific research? Josephien Jansen, PhD student in Clinical Neuropsychology, does so and in this blog post she explains why collaborating with experience experts is a fruitful endeavor.