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Category: Stress and Emotion

  • Tint your performance

    Tint your performance

    Fabienne Reher | | 0
    White walls, grey desks, black monitors and dark blue carpets - If that’s the description of your workplace you should prick up your ears - and open your eyes! How about tinting your room and equally “tint” your working performance to reach higher levels?
  • Attention and Conformity - like a boss

    Attention and Conformity - like a boss

    Zala Reppmann | | 0
    Everybody wants power. Those who are in power want to keep it and those who don’t, want to gain it. How about leaders who acquired their position illegitimately? Which strategies do illegitimate leaders use to protect their position?
  • Brains? Consider the gut!

    Brains? Consider the gut!

    Hippocrates once said “All disease begins in the gut”. Recent studies suggest even disorders seen as psychological or neurological may actually be related to your gut. Here’s why we should pay more attention to the link between the gut and the brain.
  • E-cigarettes: Is there safety in smoking?

    E-cigarettes: Is there safety in smoking?

    Rob Camstra | | 0
    Is there safety in smoking? We all know about the dangers of cigarettes, but a recent trend has appeared to mitigate many of these dangers. In this article I look at what the science says about electronic cigarettes: How safe are they really?
  • It’s about chocolate.

    It’s about chocolate.

    Annelies van Ingen | | 0
    Celebration, mindfulness and small pieces – the secret to a happy life with chocolate.
  • A food supplement to influence social behavior?!

    A food supplement to influence social behavior?!

    Tryptophan (TRP) is one of the most investigated amino-acids and can increase serotonin levels in the brain. For this, numerous studies have investigated the influence of TRP administration on social behavior, which we review in our recent publication.
  • Running makes you smart, period.

    Running makes you smart, period.

    Saskia Heijnen | | 0
    Several mechanisms make sure the right substances in your brain are released when you are running, synergizing to improve for instance memory performance. But how does this work?
  • Improved learning without extra effort?

    Improved learning without extra effort?

    Mattanja Pauw, Maxim Allaart | | 3
    The popularity of online lectures increases daily but is it as effective as we think? Students easily lose track when there is no interaction. Frequent testing of students has shown to improve retention of information.
  • How to run away from your problems

    How to run away from your problems

    Saskia Heijnen | | 1
    The runner finds his exercise fun and relaxing, yet the body’s stress response is activated.This makes sense from an evolutionary perspective: running after your meal or running to not become one is stressful. How can it be that the runner isn't stressed?
  • Can a mouse use a joystick?

    Can a mouse use a joystick?

    Emine Gurbuz | | 0
    Researchers in New Zealand designed a paradigm in which a mouse used a joystick to get reward. Surprisingly, mice were just as good as humans. How can this give insight in psychiatric disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?
  • Combat exam anxiety and stress with Yoga

    Combat exam anxiety and stress with Yoga

    Valerie Junk | | 1
    Exam anxiety and stress can influence performance negatively. Yoga may be a solution to lower stress and improve the general and mental wellbeing.
  • Brain scars

    Brain scars

    Bernet Elzinga, professor Stress-related Psychopathology at Leiden University, studies how trauma effects brain function and behaviour.
  • Don’t go to sleep!

    Don’t go to sleep!

    Feeling down? Perhaps experiencing some winter blues? Sleep deprivation might be the answer. Neuroscientists at Tufts University have revealed an interesting mechanism behind this puzzling solution, by investigating the role of astrocytes.