Game on Granny? Some notes on gaming the ageing brain

Game on Granny? Some notes on gaming the ageing brain

Tomorrow is World Alzheimer’s Day. Normally this day would pass me by without notice. This year is different. Not because I experienced Alzheimer in my family lately – my grandma, who did suffer from dementia, died a long time ago….

Talk at 4S Conference in Barcelona: Ethics by neurological means

Talk at 4S Conference in Barcelona: Ethics by neurological means

In a few days, the yearly gathering of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) will take place – this time in Barcelona. I’m part of the track ‘STS and Normativity: analyzing and enacting values’, scheduled to present at…

New publication: Can we “remedy” neurohype? And should we?

New publication: Can we “remedy” neurohype? And should we?

For the American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience, I wrote (together with colleague Jenny Slatman and my promotor Tsjalling Swierstra) an open peer commentary. We respond to the article of Grubbs (2016): The Arts and Sciences of Reading: Humanities in The…

Interview on my ‘academic hero’ by Observant

Interview on my ‘academic hero’ by Observant

The paper of our University Observant asked me about my academic hero. While I shamefully came to the conclusion that for years I haven’t had a real hero, there is a scholar who inspired me in unexpected ways. You can…

Talk at The University of Edinburgh, June 8/9th

Talk at The University of Edinburgh, June 8/9th

I’m thrilled to be part of the symposium Minds and brains in everyday life: Embedding and negotiating scientific concepts in popular discourses, at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, The University of Edinburgh (UK).   From the website: “This…