Especially for high school students the Pre University Academy of the University of Groningen organises a couple of lectures each year. The lectures, sometimes with a nice excursion, give a look into the different studies that the University of Groningen has to offer. The lectures (in Dutch) are given by professors and university lecturers of […]
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New book ‘Math for scientists’ published
My new book ‘Math for scientists – refreshing the essentials’ that I wrote together with Dr. Branislava Curcic-Blake has now been published with Springer. It is inspired by our well-received lecture series developed for junior neuroscientists with scientific backgrounds ranging from psychology to linguistics. The book itself explains and reviews key mathematics in an accessible way for a […]
Imaginary – de reizende wiskunde tentoonstelling – nu in Groningen!
Begin mei ben ik geinterviewd en zijn mijn studenten gefilmd voor een videoportret over hoe ik wiskunde gebruik voor mijn werk. Dit videoportret maakt deel uit van de wiskundetentoonstelling Imaginary en mag ik jullie hier nu al laten zien! In Imaginary – een reizende wiskundetentoonstelling – kun je je verwonderen over de schoonheid van de wiskunde. […]
BCN YouTube channel with Ted-like talks on neuroscience
The first Tex-like talks of BCN researchers are now on BCN’s YouTube channel. BCN is the Groningen research school of Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences and the first talks are already as diverse as the disciplines of the affiliated researchers and faculties. Check out Prof. Pim van Dijk talking about ‘A curious case of tinnitus’, Dr. […]
Patients in numbers TedX-like talk now online!
After presenting it in September for my fellow BCN-PIs in Groningen, I’m happy to now present my TEDx-like talk about ‘Patients in numbers’ online. This is your chance to get an 18-minute introduction to my research! Hope you enjoy it. This movie was produced by Scripta Communicatie.
MRI at the movies
I couldn’t agree more with Randi Silberman in his IEEE Spectrum Tech Talk blog, when he states his amazement at the way fMRI is used in the new Angelina Jolie movie Salt. In the movie it is suggested that fMRI is used as a lie detector without any of the current extended fMRI machinery visible […]
Dancing helps you think
Professionally I’m interested in why certain old people age with grace whereas others suffer from cognitive problems at a relatively young age. Not only do I use neuroimaging techniques to find out how certain elderly can compensate functionally for the degradation of grey matter and the loss of white matter connectivity, but I am also […]
Teaching the world through internet
This initiative is truly one very good example of how internet can be used to benefit other people: Salman Khan has set up the Khan Academy, a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere. On his website www.khanacademy.org he provides over 1400 YouTube videos covering everything from basic […]
TED: talks by great researchers for everyone
TED provides 15 minute presentations by both eminent researchers and young rising stars on very diverse subjects. Both very interesting from a content point of view, but also to learn how to present your topic in only 15 minutes in an accessible, thought-provoking and entertaining way. I loved the talks by Ramachandran and by Petsko on the […]
Improving PhD education
It was only today that I learned about ORPHEUS, the Organisation for PhD Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in the European System. Since I have been chair of the Educational Committee of our graduate school BCN since 2005, their aims have my special interest and I should have actually known about them sooner. They have […]