Many think that believing in monism and not in any kind of metaphysical soul means believing in no mind at all. I am clearing up this misconception and argue that if the brain is the mind (just on a different level), psychology becomes the indirect study of the brain and neuroscience becomes the indirect study of the mind.
Behavioural geneticists have shown that individual differences are partly driven by variation in DNA. Important discussions about this work include the innovation in methods, whether it possible and wise to use these findings in everyday life, and the ethical boundaries when applying these findings. We review these questions in this post.
Scientific sources and popular media alike frequently report on the occurrence of university students feigning attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and misusing stimulant medication for non-medical use. How is it with the BSS students at our faculty?
University students with symptoms of Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often suffer from negative mood symptoms. This blog post reveals why this association exists.
Neuropsychological research suggests that people do not all experience and memorize colors in the same way. One person’s ‘red’ could be another person’s entirely different color. In this post, Diana Wagner explores the implications of recent research on visual perception.
In her study amongst 234 pedestrians, psychologist Ilse Harms found that walking without awareness is very common. Although 53.8% of pedestrians was unaware of the sign-board she had placed on the pavement, none of them had bumped into it! In this blog post Ilse explains what we can learn from these findings.
Imagine that you are not able anymore to go to work (or education), use public transportation, visit friends or family, go to the theatre, attend outside events or even to get medical care. This may not be very difficult during these Corona times. This blog post points out these are all too common daily struggles of people with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Due to the Corona outbreak, we are all missing out on faculty life. Under these special circumstances, Mindwise shares some stories from students and faculty members. Today a personal blog about the spectacles in our faculty garden and how the Corona virus can bring us back to human nature.
One hundred and thirty years after this famous quote by William James, psychologists are still struggling to measure attention reliably, particularly impairments of attention. Together with my neuropsychologist colleagues, I developed the Everyday Life Attention Scale (ELAS) to help in the assessment of attention. Here I share our discoveries about attention.