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  • Moving to music can change your brain

    Moving to music can change your brain

    Music is closely tied to movement, not only in our experience but also in the brain. Only, what actually happens when we move to music? A new study sheds some light on this by showing changes in the brain after learning a new movement to music.
  • 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.
  • The Good Of Chocolate Cognition

    The Good Of Chocolate Cognition

    Jorinde Gerrmann | | 2
    “Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate” stated comedian Jo Brand. The popularity of chocolate is undeniable but what effect does the consumption of chocolate have on our cognition?
  • Getting creative through food

    Getting creative through food

    Annelies de Haan | | 2
    We tend to think that ‘being creative’ is completely beyond our control, maybe even an inborn talent – you either are or aren’t a creative person. New research indicates that eating the right kinds of food can enhance our creative abilities.
  • Eating and running your way to the right decision

    Eating and running your way to the right decision

    Frank Hezemans | | 0
    Do you ever wonder why sometimes a decision seems straightforward, but at other times takes hours of deliberation? Some simple lifestyle choices might help you solve your everyday dilemmas!
  • Brain scars

    Brain scars

    Bernet Elzinga, professor Stress-related Psychopathology at Leiden University, studies how trauma effects brain function and behaviour.
  • Eating to stop

    Eating to stop

    A famous statement of the German philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach is "Der Mensch ist, was er iβt" (you are what you eat), but is it really true that the food we eat modulates the way we think and perceive the world?
  • Refueling your mental engine, cheap and easy!

    Refueling your mental engine, cheap and easy!

    Ever feel like your brain is running out of fuel? Our study shows that eating the right food can give you back that edge needed to keep up your great performance. In fact, food is found to be an efficient and easy way to enhance your cognition!
  • Learning is a series of sprints, not a marathon

    Learning is a series of sprints, not a marathon

    Many students (and people in general) like to mass their efforts to boost short-term performance when an important exam or deadline is approaching. Scientific research points to a more functional and efficient long-term strategy to raise performance.
  • Why aren’t robots doing my laundry yet?

    Why aren’t robots doing my laundry yet?

    We are still waiting for robots that make our everyday life easier by doing the dishes and cleaning our homes. Of course, we have machines such as Roombas that can vacuum, sort of, but why do we still have to bother doing all those boring things ourselves?
  • The compensatory effects of food

    The compensatory effects of food

    The economic crisis has resulted in many budget cuts in health care and general care programs. The population as a whole is aging, and yet we desire to stay independent as long as possible. How can we retain the cognitive abilities supporting independence?
  • Cannabis use: doorway to creativity or to delusions?

    Cannabis use: doorway to creativity or to delusions?

    Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug in the world and it has been used for centuries. Many acclaimed artists from a variety of disciplines, maintain its usefulness in the enhancement of creativity. However, is there any truth in their claims?