Ben Lewis-Evans at the University of Groningen discovered in his PhD research that driving speed is not completely the result of conscious choice. Drivers (test subjects) drove more slowly when their driving simulator flashed up masked images. This means that emotions that we don’t even know we have can influence driving speed, which could have consequences for the design of the traffic environment, including billboards and advertising, and for driving safety campaigns.
The weekly online video magazine Unifocus highlights topics related to the University of Groningen in the fields of research and society, student life, teaching, policy and internationalization.
In this interview with researcher Esther Bouma, she talks about the influence people can have on pet welfare. A much needed service, because the ways in which people think about their pets these days, and especially the ways in which they think for...
Agustin De Julio Pardo examines how relationships between stakeholders within gas extraction in Groningen can be restored following the damage that has occurred in recent years.
Diana van Bergen investigates suicide among young people. Together with her colleagues, she interviews young people who have attempted suicide or have suicidal thoughts. She also speaks to the families of young people who committed suicide. By...
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