Leiden Psychology Blog

rss

Tag: Memory

  • How to set prejudice aside when watching a debate

    How to set prejudice aside when watching a debate

    The last few weeks have seen the long-anticipated debates between the Democrats’ presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Republican Donald Trump. The debates were very fierce and both candidates availed of every opportunity to make personal attacks.
  • Finding your way in virtual reality

    Finding your way in virtual reality

    There are tremendous differences in how well people can navigate: some people just always get lost. This is also a serious problem in brain-damaged patients. Yet there are no tools to diagnose or treat navigation problems. Virtual reality is the solution!
  • Leave your laptop at home!

    Leave your laptop at home!

    In this digital age of iPad schools, Facebook communities and trending topics, students more and more use their laptops to take notes during lectures. Recent research has shown that this has a bad influence on their knowledge acquisition.
  • Preferred temperature enhances working memory

    Preferred temperature enhances working memory

    Lorenza Colzato | | 0
    Humans are strongly affected by climate and temperature. Studies show that colder environments foster cognitive performance. Colzato and Sellaro found that working memory can be enhanced by performing under the preferred, not the objective temperature.
  • Refueling your mental engine, cheap and easy!

    Refueling your mental engine, cheap and easy!

    Bryant Jongkees | | 2
    Ever feel like your brain is running out of fuel? Our study shows that eating the right food can give you back that edge needed to keep up your great performance. In fact, food is found to be an efficient and easy way to enhance your cognition!
  • The compensatory effects of food

    The compensatory effects of food

    Laura Steenbergen | | 0
    The economic crisis has resulted in many budget cuts in health care and general care programs. The population as a whole is aging, and yet we desire to stay independent as long as possible. How can we retain the cognitive abilities supporting independence?