The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Proof of Concept grant to Sander Koole for developing an anger management game for hand-held devices (e.g. smartphones and tablets). This new start-up will explore the market and examine the effects scientifically. The 18-month project will be held in collaboration with Prof. Heleen Riper. The research team will consist of a commercial manager, a programmer and a researcher. For general info, the press release is here.
- PhD Defense Mandy Tjew A Sin on October 6September 23, 2020On Tuesday October 6, 15:45 am, Mandy Tjew A Sin will defend her dissertation titled, CONTACT COMFORT: PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF ACTUAL AND SIMULATED AFFECTIONATE TOUCH. The entire defense will be online and afterwards, there will be the opportunity to congratulate Mandy. You can … Continue reading →
- PhD Defense by Tobias Maldei on September 24September 23, 2020On Thursday September 24, 9:45 am, Tobias Maldei will defend his dissertation titled, Meaningful Themes: The Role of Thematic Processing in the Intuitive Detection of Semantic Coherence. The entire defense will be online. You can watch the defense via the YouTube channel of the VU … Continue reading →
- The AER Lab welcomes Nigel Janssens and Chris RyanJanuary 30, 2020This month, Nigel Janssens and Chris Ryan started their work as PhD students on the NWO-funded project “The Rhythm of Relating”. Nigel will be examining brain-to-brain synchrony and Chris movement synchrony, bith in the context of emotional sharing. We are … Continue reading →