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Time will tell

From 10 December 2021
Time will tell

You are welcome to visit the new interactive exhibition TIME WILL TELL from the 10th of December onwards. Discover how the ‘internal clock’ in your brain works through various experiments. Why do dull lectures last so long, but the holidays seem to fly by so quickly? Take part in actual scientific research and find out how you experience time.

By means of various experiments, you will discover how you experience time yourself. Moreover, you become part of actual scientific research. Scientists from the experimental psychology department at the University of Groningen are researching how people experience time in their minds. But how does this ‘internal clock’ in your brain work? And why is it worth researching? These questions, and many more, are answered in the exhibition.

We will also go back in time to the special laboratory of the Groningen psychologist Gerard Heymans (1867-1930). He was the first psychologist in the Netherlands to use test subjects for scientific research. His experiments and instruments on, for instance, time perception, caused major breakthroughs in the field of psychology.

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the wonderful world of time?

To make the experiments work as well as possible, we need test subjects! Would you like to help us? Those who visit us in December and January are part of this start-up phase of the exhibition and will be able to visit our museum at a reduced price.

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