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Studium Generale lecture | Time Will Tell | Hedderik van Rijn, Yifan Wang and Sean Gryb

Wanneer:di 12-04-2022 20:00 - 21:30
Waar:Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the wonderful world of time? Sometimes it flies by, whilst at other moments it seems to take ages for things to end. Time is a difficult concept, how do you research it? How does one go looking for the biological clock, or where ‘time perception’ is in the body? To get an idea about how this research came about we turn to the famous work done by psychologist Gerard Heymans (1867-1930). He was the first psychologist in the Netherlands to use test subjects for scientific research and his experiments and instruments on time perception caused major breakthroughs in the field of psychology.

In this first edition of Collectors Items, we gather around one instrument from Heymans’ collection. Psychologist Hedderik van Rijn, chronobiologist Yifan Wang and philosopher and physicist Sean Gryb of the University of Groningen will shed their light on the questions such as what time means to them, and how it plays a role in their field of research. Hosts Valeria Cernei and Mariska de Bone will lead the conversation.

Organised by Studium Generale Groningen and the University Museum of Groningen.

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Pay a visit to the University Museum - Time Will Tell: the museum houses a large part of Heymans’ scientific instruments.