Game on Granny? Some notes on gaming the ageing brain

Tomorrow is World Alzheimer’s Day. Normally this day would pass me by without notice. This year is different. Not because I experienced Alzheimer in my family lately – my grandma, who did suffer from dementia, died a long time ago….

Talk at 4S Conference in Barcelona: Ethics by neurological means

In a few days, the yearly gathering of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) will take place – this time in Barcelona. I’m part of the track ‘STS and Normativity: analyzing and enacting values’, scheduled to present at…

New publication: Can we “remedy” neurohype? And should we?

For the American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience, I wrote (together with colleague Jenny Slatman and my promotor Tsjalling Swierstra) an open peer commentary. We respond to the article of Grubbs (2016): The Arts and Sciences of Reading: Humanities in The…

Interview on my ‘academic hero’ by Observant

The paper of our University Observant asked me about my academic hero. While I shamefully came to the conclusion that for years I haven’t had a real hero, there is a scholar who inspired me in unexpected ways. You can…

Talk at The University of Edinburgh, June 8/9th

I’m thrilled to be part of the symposium Minds and brains in everyday life: Embedding and negotiating scientific concepts in popular discourses, at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, The University of Edinburgh (UK).   From the website: “This…