Samen Uniek doet mee aan het Weekend van de Wetenschap! (Dutch)

Voor het Weekend van de Wetenschap 2021 maakten onze onderzoekers een filmpje voor kinderen over de eerste bevindingen uit het Samen Uniek tweelingonderzoek. We doen met dit filmpje daarnaast ook een oproep aan jullie. Aan het einde van het filmpje vragen we namelijk om jullie ideeën of vragen over het brein met ons te delen, zodat wij als onderzoekers de vragen die …

Plastic or set in plaster? On the Roots of Antisocial behavior

Over the course of the last decades, a paradigm shift has occurred in how antisocial behavior is generally perceived. Whilst before a social-cultural approach was used to explain antisocial behavior, it is now viewed in a more holistic light, focusing on social, and genetic and biological components. Dissecting how all these different factors combine and interact in the development of …

The neurodevelopmental roadmap to antisocial behavior

Adopted into a loving home in Oklahoma, Jeffrey Landrigan was provided a safe and nurturing environment. Yet, at 11 years of age Jeffrey was already arrested for burglary. Nine years later, Jeffrey was sentenced for second-degree murder of his childhood friend. What dark shadows cast over Jeffrey, resulting in his rapid path to violence? On any given day, you may …

The Fascinating Bilingual Brain

Health care organizations, governments, and policymakers are facing social and economic challenges as the global population has been aging very rapidly the past few years. With aging comes the risk of developing health issues, like neurodegenerative disorders. In 2015, 46 million individuals worldwide were suffering from dementia. By 2050, it is expected that this number will increase to 131.5 million, …

SYNC LAB E-magazine: Het Jongerenbrein in de Coronacrisis (Dutch)

Het SYNC lab heeft op basis van recente onderzoeken naar het functioneren van jongeren voor en tijdens de coronacrisis een e-magazine gepubliceerd. Dit e-magazine staat boordevol kennis over kwetsbaarheden en kansen voor jongeren tijdens de coronacrisis. Op basis van deze kennis hebben wij tips geformuleerd waarmee professionals, opvoeders, en beleidsmakers aan de slag kunnen. Meer weten? Lees hier verder:

Does Human nature exist, and if so, does it matter?

The Scorpion and the FrogAn old Russian fable tells the story of a Scorpion and a Frog. The scorpion, who can’t swim, asks a frog to carry it across the river sitting on its back. The frog hesitates, knowing the danger of playing piggyback with a deadly scorpion. With a smooth voice, the scorpion declares that she wouldn’t dare sting …

Predicting the colors of our emotions

While the COVID-19 pandemic has been going on for months now and we are getting into different situations than we are normally used to – such as working from home – many of us try to detect why we feel differently before and after the virus jumped into our lives. But how good are we in detecting the rush of …

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Co-creation in times of COVID: lessons learned from our first virtual adolescent expert panel

In our research on brain development adolescents are typically involved as participants, but rarely asked for their expert opinion. It’s our vision that science becomes better when conducted together with societal partners, including through youth panels and co-creation. The current pandemic presents a challenge to achieve such co-creation, as live get togethers are no longer desirable. Instead of postponing and …