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 …

Press release: The impact of a lockdown on adolescents

The teen years are a formative period for healthy social and emotional development. The Covid-19 pandemic and associated measures such as the intelligent lockdown pose a potential threat. Prof. Dr. Eveline Crone and researchers Suzanne van de Groep, Kayla Green and Sophie Sweijen from Erasmus University and Kiki Zanolie from Leiden University have conducted research to map out the consequences …

Interview: How COVID-19 Influences Youth Delinquency (Dutch)

Yesterday, Ilse van de Groep was interviewed by Radio 1 presenter Myrthe van der Drift. During the interview, they discussed the recent increase in juveline delinquency, the RESIST project and how juvenile delinquency is influenced by the current COVID crisis. You can listen to the interview here.

Kian Westbrook’s tribute to Chadwick Boseman. Source: CNN

#ThankYouChadwickBoseman: the desire to be motivated and inspired by others

During the summer break I took a moment to reflect on this year’s struggles; the worldwide pandemic crisis, the racial injustice, how the racism debate (although how can racism still be a debate?) keeps polarizing us instead of bringing us together, and of course climate change it is still here and real… I thought we had seen it all for …

About time, for a blog

“What, July already!?” I think, as I receive emails from the University about the close of the academic year. These past 7 months feel to have gone by in the blink of an eye. At the same time, the start of the lockdown in the Netherlands (that started on the 12th of March), has created a divide in my mind; …

What the hack? Bringing about a practical tool through open collaboration

Recently, we released an MRI data sharing guide for Dutch researchers. This is a tool for researchers who want to share brain MRI data but do not know where to start. Such a practical tool is an output form that we as researchers are not very much used to. Creating this guide was therefore a very different process compared to …

Podcast: Unleashing young people’s creativity in your business (Dutch).

De creativiteit en de manier van denken die jongeren nog bezitten is onmisbaar voor leiders in crisistijd. Eveline Crone, hoogleraar Neurocognitieve Ontwikkelingspsychologie en auteur van het boek ‘het puberende brein, vertelt in deze aflevering van Werkprofessor hoe je jongeren optimaal inzet in jouw organisatie: Find out more about the podcast.