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  • Classical music: a treasure trove

    26-03-2019

    On 29 and 30 March, the Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM) is organising a special symposium in Maastricht at the St. Janskerk and the Conservatorium, respectively. The occasion for the international symposium is the inaugural lecture of Prof. Peter Peters, Endowed Professor of Innovation in Classical Music, on Friday 29 March.

  • 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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    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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    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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    Psychology Research Review: The Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience is one of few centres world-wide able to do this work

    01-02-2018

    The results are in! In 2017 an International Review Committee evaluated the research in Psychology at nine Dutch universities. On 19 September 2017 it was the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience’s (FPN) turn to be reviewed according to the Standard Evaluation Protocol 2015-2021 (adopted by KNAW, VSNU, and NWO).

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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.

  • Why do we ask people where they’re from?

    10-01-2018

    In her dissertation Lotte Thissen illustrates that everyone can experience foreignness, irrespective of their origin or background. One of the key conclusions in this study is that we should stop asking people where they are from.  

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    Dialect Web App Eèsjdes (the Eijsden dialect) and Mestreechs (the Maastricht dialect)

    04-09-2017

    Professor Leonie Cornips launches a Dialect Web App for the Limburg dialects ‘Eèsjdes’ (the Eijsden dialect) and ‘Mestreechs’ (the Maastricht dialect).

  • Microsoft goes Limburgs

    Microsoft goes Limburgs

    15-08-2017

    Global software giant Microsoft is set to introduce a Limburg language model with a keyboard and spellcheck function, which will make the Limburgish language easier to use on digital media platforms.

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