At the Donders Institute, we use functional MRI to map brain activity. We do this by measuring the increase in oxygenated blood that accompanies neuronal activity.
It is often said that incompetent people overestimate themselves and competent people underestimate themselves. However, this so-called ‘Dunning-Kruger’ effect may not be the phenomenon that people think it is.
Odds are that after having a meal you get tired: that’s the after-dinner dip. This is because your body and brain enter a resting state, but fortunately you can turn it off yourself!
In order to create better products, ideas, or situations, it is important to add the right elements but often also to omit them. Research shows that humans don’t naturally do this…
New research shows that we may be able to improve control over emotional actions by strengthening communication between brain areas using brain stimulation.
Intelligence is one of the most studied aspects of human cognition. However, it seems that IQ – the intelligence quotient – does not accurately represent intelligence. In fact, the way IQ is determined encourages racism, and the scientific community is not free from these biases.
After weeks of strict regulations, experts are deciding how we can leave lockdown without too many risks to our society. Importantly though, merely the way we describe risks can influence which strategy we choose.