Second-year Psychology students participating in the University Honours College follow a workshop on Blogging Science, in which they learn to communicate science to the general public, by means of informing, giving an opinion, and relating issues in science to issues in society. This year a selection of these written blog posts is published on Mindwise. Today’s post […]
Have you ever wondered how (and why) researchers at our faculty arrived where they are at today? Whether you did or did not before–this article will give you a brief insight into how dr. Nina Hansens pathway looks like and how it influences her current work. Dr. Hansen is Associate Professor of Social Psychology at […]
On Thursday October 18th 2018, Marloes Huis defended her PhD dissertation in which she discusses how training women in the context of microfinance services can strengthen their empowerment. Both women’s needs and the context should be considered in such training.
Researchers can think very differently about basic concepts. However, when such conceptualizations are only implicitly represented in our work, they can lead to misunderstandings with different scholars, which may result in heated (but probably unnecessary) debates. Here you can read about how such an incident happened to my colleagues and me.
This Blog post describes the current situation concerning a lack of psychological education in high school. The necessity and benefit of psychological education in high school is highlighted using the example of addiction.
Brain areas seem to process and transfer information through brain rhythms. Information seem to be processed and transferred by rhythmic brain activity within and between brain areas. Currently, science tries to understand how these rhythms might be involved in producing actual behavior, and if targeting them with a new form of brain training would help muddle through psychological distress.
Memory is a puzzling concept that has intrigued scientists as well as lay people for decades. Patients with total amnesia give us a sense of how essential memory is: our lives depend on it. In this blog post, the challenge of describing memory is examined from a new perspective.
Maarten Derksen received the prestigious Cheiron book prize for his Histories of Human Engineering. According to the jury, Derksen’s book “rose to the top in a field of candidates that was rich with excellent and interesting work.” And Mindwise was present in Akron, Ohio, when he accepted his prize.
The new BCN newsletter is out this week and we’re really happy to share with you an interview with Sarah Durston, conducted by Jaime Mondragon, PhD candidate from the Medical Faculty. Sarah Durston is a professor at the Univerity Medical Center Utrecht. She is the head of the NICHE (Neuro-Imaging in Childhood) lab in […]