An injury to the anterior cruciate ligament can have serious physical and psychosocial consequences. However, although everyone agrees on the importance of prevention, no-one has yet succeeded in reducing the number of injuries. PhD student Anne Benjaminse (RUG/UMCG) has discovered that prevention programmes can perhaps be improved using principles from the field of motor learning. Using a verbal external focus ('pretend you are sitting down') rather than an internal focus ('bend your knees') and video feedback should make it easier to learn to make the right movement and use safer landing techniques when jumping.
A PhD dissertation consisting of more than 1100 pages and covering a total of 31 chapters. UMCG PhD-candidate Arno Bourgonje (26) probably wrote the most voluminous medical PhD dissertation ever published in the Netherlands.
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In this video lecture from the University of the Netherlands, neuroscientist Roelof Hut (University of Groningen, UMCG) talks about the biological clock. Can you become a morning person? Watch this video lecture for tips!
Blue Monday is the name that was once given to the supposedly most depressing day of the year. On this day, the UG would like to draw attention to research on depression. Whether there is a relationship between loneliness and depression, what exactly...
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