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  • Alie de Boer 2nd in New Scientist’s 2019 Science Talent competition

    31-05-2019

    During a festive evening in Utrecht’s TivoliVredenburg music complex, Alie de Boer was named runner up for the title of Science Talent 2019.

  • Tackling tinnitus with behavioural therapy

    25-02-2019

    In the new European treatment guidelines for tinnitus, a therapy developed at Maastricht University (UM) has been designated as the only recommended treatment. It is a form of cognitive behavioural therapy that is currently offered solely by health care centres in Hoensbroek and Eindhoven.

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    Healthier gut flora thanks to food processing waste

    13-02-2019

    Waste from the food processing industry can be used to improve the gut flora of people with obesity, according to the findings of a study by Carlota Bussolo de Souza, who received her PhD on the topic at Maastricht University (UM) last Wednesday.

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    Successful Open Day Human Brain Project

    19-10-2018

    Hundreds of students, scientists and citizens flocked to the Human Brain Project Open Day at the MECC Maastricht conference centre on 15 October.

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    New chair position in Venlo: Youth, Food and Health

    30-08-2018

    Several companies and Maastricht University joined forces to develop the new academic chair on Youth, Food and Health at Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo. The appointed professor will spend five years conducting research on healthy eating patterns in young people.

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    Why on earth would anybody volunteer for pain research?

    22-03-2018

    UM researchers find that sensation seeking is a decisive factor in participating in painful experiments.

  • Alibi research by Ricardo Nieuwkamp

    Innocent suspects rarely have a credible alibi

    07-03-2018

    Innocent suspects are expected to prove their innocence by providing a credible alibi. Research by legal psychologist Ricardo Nieuwkamp shows that only 2% of all non-offenders are able to do so.

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    Electrical currents aid in speech comprehension

    23-01-2018

    Scientists from Maastricht University (UM) and the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) have managed to influence speech comprehension by sending electrical currents through the skull to stimulate the brain area involved in hearing.

  • Anger in the fMRI scanner: are violent offenders angrier than other people?

    19-06-2017

    Franca Tonnaer investigated why people without a history of violence are capable of controlling their anger and why violent offenders are not.

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    Can a brain scan show what you've heard?

    24-05-2017

    A brain scan that allows you to see what sound a person has heard. Researchers from Maastricht University have recently achieved a world first by reconstructing heard sound based on a person’s brain activity.

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