Thinking, fast or slow? Reasoning strategies in medical diagnosis

Recently, we studied the neural basis of medical reasoning. Based on the results, we challenge the popular concept of dual-process reasoning and propose a more integrative dynamic view. To that end, the old concept of ‘schematic-anticipation’ deserves a revival and we suggest that this may be backed by modern neuroscience.

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Behind the scenes at the Weekend of Science

On October 5th 2019, the Faculty opens her doors to showcase her ongoing research, during the national Weekend of Science. Everyone’s invited: neighbors, employees, students, family, friends, etcetera. The title of this year’s edition is “Everything is behavior” (“Alles is Gedrag”).

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On Strategic Students and Getting Rid of Resit Exams

The use of resit exams in higher education is relatively unique to the Netherlands. Their use stems from the idea that all students can pass any given course, some students just need more examination chances to do so. Recently, resit exams received negative attention in the University Newspaper (UK) of the University of Groningen. A […]

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Envisioning time: Why seeing at max speed isn’t what we want

Our visual system is mesmerising. It is our predominant means of corresponding with the outside world, allowing us to navigate safely through traffic, spotting the mosquito bugging us at night, or reading blogs like this on our phone, tablet or computer. To make things visible, the very first process going on inside our bodies is […]

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