Dr Rob Withagen
wants to ensure that playgrounds and playground equipment are designed in future with asymmetry in mind. The University of Groningen/UMCG movement scientist says that
the lack of variety in playgrounds
is detrimental to the motor skills of children. Withagen’s research will soon be extended to the Groningen district of Selwerd. Concrete jumping blocks of different sizes and in different arrangements will be installed there to see what attracts children the most.
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The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded Vici grants, worth €1.5 million each, to four UG/UMCG researchers. Prof. Marleen Kamperman, Prof. Lisa Herzog, Prof. Ming Cao and Prof. Floris Foijer can use this money to develop an innovative line of...
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.
Under the supervision...
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!
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