A team including departmental researchers Pilleriin Sikka and Antti Revonsuo have just published a study in Nature publishing group’s open-access mega-journal Scientific Reports called “Peace of mind and anxiety in the waking state are related to the affective content of dreams“. Shortly, the study investigates the correlation between the (rather novel) construct “peace of mind” […]
Our BSc student Theresa Skaf, who did her thesis this past spring on well-being in Swedish and Sri Lankan population samples, has been profiled in a local media piece (in Swedish only, behind a paywall). Similar info (also in Swedish only) is available from an earlier University press release.
A new cross-disciplinary research project entitled “Hållbart Arbetsliv i Skaraborg” (roughly “Sustainable Working Life in Skaraborg County”) has been launched at the University, and includes, among others, our own Kristoffer Ekman, who takes responsibility for parts of the project. Local media has reported (in Swedish only).
Our own Katja Valli has been interviewed for a popular scientific article on the impact of daylight on our well-being (in Swedish only), in relation to seasonal variations in daylight, and the to many familiar phenomenon of seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.
Lars Jonasson, an alumnus of our BSc program in Consciousness Studies, has recently finished his PhD dissertation at Umeå University, covering the relation between aging, physical activity, and cognitive function (link text in Swedish only). From all of us at the department, a big congratulations to Lars on this important milestone!
After something of a lull in posting (busy times in cogneuro-land), here are some recent updates: How better to establish that your theory has gone mainstream than it being featured in the SMBC webcomic?! Kristoffer Ekman talks New Year’s resolutions with local media (in Swedish only). One of our BSc program students talks exercise and […]
Two new local media pieces (both in Swedish only, unfortunately). One covering the use of psychedelic narcotics in clinical research, the other detailing collaboration with Estonian entrepreneurs seeking to develop a device for improving sleep.
I intend to post an announcement about the best Cog Neuro theses of the year shortly, but this post will contain the last set of links to topic-relevant stories and PhD positions for the summer, with a resumption of normal activity around the middle of August. So, on the the links: Simon Oxenham on lucid […]