Setting goals efficiently drives long-term goal pursuit, but it also facilitates the experience of flow states – such an intense focus on the present activity that goals, as future-oriented objects, lose importance and experience becomes deeply meaningful. Metaphorically, what makes a journey meaningful is not its destination, but the process itself.
In this post, Isabel explains why skipping breakfast could negatively affect performance, health, and well-being. Restricted food intake seems to worsen cognitive functions and decrease job performance. Further, it can affect mood and several aspects of overall well-being. Skipping breakfast regularly seems to be even worse and can result in nutrient deficiencies or elevated risk of diabetes type 2. Nevertheless, the evidence is not conclusive and according to the literature, intermittent fasting can be beneficial for some individuals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The opening hours of the university library in Groningen extend to 23:59h during exam weeks. But is it wise revising your exam materials late at night? Sophia Wilhelm puts this to doubt, and bases this on neuroscientific evidence.
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.