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.
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.
In March 2015, the joint meeting of the British and Dutch Neuropsychological Associations took place in London. A group of researchers from the University of Groningen hit the plane to present their findings. Also on it: two Research Master students from the Clinical Neuropsychology track.
The latest BCN Neswletter was out this month we are thrilled to share with you an interview by Sanne Brederoo, a PhD candidate in the Experimental Psychology Group. She spoke to Ton Groothuis and Reint Geuze, who, along with Nele Zickert, recently launched their large-scale study on handedness, for which they aim to have a sample size of 30,000!
There is a lot of discussion about the pharmacological treatment of ADHD. This discussion, however, might miss an important aspect, namely whether our general understanding of how pharmacological treatments work in developmental diseases is correct. I say, we miss our opportunities!
The Dutch Neuropsychological Society celebrated its 50th anniversary on the first of November 2013. Renowned international researchers presented their work and gave state-of-the-art overviews of the latest findings. Several topics were discussed including the “what” and “where” pathways in vision, environmentally induced amnesia and the mystery of the frontal lobe.