Is there a relationship between vegetarianism and Seasonal Affective Disorder? A pilot study.

Marijke Gordijn is co-author of a study investigating the relationship between vegetarianism and winter depression, together with researchers from Finland and the university medical center in Groningen. A Background and Aim: Seasonal patterns of food intake are found in healthy individuals and particularly in patients with seasonal affective disorder (SAD). One nutritional choice is a…

Premenstrual mood and empathy after a single light therapy session

To examine whether acute changes in cognitive empathy might mediate the impact of light therapy on mood, we assessed the effects of a single light-therapy session on mood and cognitive empathy in 48 premenstrual women, including 17 who met Premenstrual Symptoms Screening Tool criteria for moderate-to-severe premenstrual syndrome / premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMS/PMDD). Using a…

Video recordings for e-learning course

Today we started with recording the first video’s for the e-learning course Animal & Human experimentation. Chrono@Work develops this course together with the University of Groningen. In the next academic year, it will be possible to complete this mastercourse that is obligatory for masterstudents working with animals during their research project completely on demand. With…

SAVE THE DATE SLAAP 2017

In continuation of SLAAP2016, the second Dutch Sleep Congress will be organized again this year under the umbrella of the Dutch Society for Sleep-Wake research (NSWO) and the Sleep Medicine Association Netherlands (SVNL) in the Heerlickheijd in Ermelo. SLAAP 2017 is a unique collaboration between the various disciplines who work in the field of Sleep, such…