1. Fast Facts: The growing up of a brain

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    The growing up of a brain A neuropsychological view of the adolescent brain They are difficult, rebellious and can switch moods in an instant. At the same time they can be creative and even incidentally…

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    • Fast Facts: The growing brain

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      The growing brain Visualizing neurobiological development in autism If your child keeps building high towers using all the cans from your cupboard this could be a sign of autism. But what exactly…

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      • Fast Facts: We say less than we think we do

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        We say less than we think we do How our brain processes spontaneous conversations Tuuk, Daak and Fosmij: while these Dutch words may not sound familiar, they are used everyday. This is how we…

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        • Fast Facts: Meandering Mud

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          Meandering Mud Investigating patterns and behaviour of rivers Thinking of Holland we see meandering rivers and eroding, overpopulated land. But why do rivers meander? And what causes them to flood?…

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          • Fast Facts: Depression: psyche or soma?

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            Depression: psyche or soma? Research on the development of depression and anxiety disorders One in five Dutch people is occasionally depressed. Depression is both psychologically and physically…

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            • Fast Facts: Models, maps and motion

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              Models, maps, and motion Teaching geometry to computers When we look at our computer graphics, play a game or use our GPS, we think about getting to the next level, or the fastest way to reach…

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              • Fast Facts: The values of science

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                The values of science The Young Academy on valorization How can we determine the value of science? Politicians often express their wish to make scientific knowledge beneficial for society. They…

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                • Fast Facts: Galactic cannibalism

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                  Galactic cannibalism Reconstructing the history of the Milky Way Gazing at the stars at night you might ask yourself: ”How did this all come into existence?” Amina Helmi, associate professor in…

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                  • Fast Facts: What are we afraid of?

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                    What are we afraid of? The history of security in thought and policymaking Our society is stable. We have not been at war for decades and yet we seem more afraid of a suspicious suitcase than…

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                    • Fast Facts: Learning Cells

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                      Learning cells The molecular biology of our memory How do we learn? And how do we remember? Is there something like a memory protein? Cell biologist Casper Hoogenraad wants to understand our learning…

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