Mentally

Better understanding of brain diseases: VU Amsterdam scientists map the brain

Marjolein de Jong8 November 2022
Professor of neurophysiology Huib Mansvelder has been awarded one million dollars for brain research. His goal is to create an atlas of the brain.

‘Refugees are entitled to proper mental health care’

Marjolein de Jong14 September 2022
According to professor Marit Sijbrandij, large groups of refugees are experiencing benefits following mental health care provided by ordinary people.

‘We can learn a lot from students living with autism’

Marjolein de Jong18 July 2022
Theo Bakker spent four years studying a group of 101 VU students living with autism, and compared the group with other VU Bachelor’s students.

Suffering under the yoke of technology

Marjolein de Jong13 December 2021
Philosopher Hans Schnitzler examines why we all have such a complex relationship with technology, but find it so hard to free ourselves from it.

What can we learn from happy people?

Marjolein de Jong31 August 2021
Have you come through the pandemic happy? According to genetics and well-being professor Meike Bartels, the reason is partly coded in our genes.

‘Super coffee’ helps you get through the day

Marjolein de Jong26 May 2021
VU alumnus Stefan Wateler aims to conquer the world with coffee capsules with added vitamins and superfoods.

VU to open new walk-in counselling service for students with mental health issues

Marjolein de Jong17 May 2021
Arne Popma, a VU alumnus and currently a child and adolescent psychiatrist at UMC, is one of the co-founders of the @ease foundation.

President of the GGZ Jacobine Geel: 'I’m extremely concerned'

Marjolein de Jong22 February 2021
VU alumnus Jacobine Geel studied Theology at the VU Amsterdam. Today, she combines her work on television with a position as President of the GGZ.

How a VU professor prevents suicide in China

Marjolein de Jong24 March 2020
VU Professor of Artificial Intelligence Zhisheng Huang uses his suicide scanner to monitor the Chinese Internet.

House-bound no more: elderly less lonely

Marjolein de Jong23 March 2020
Theo van Tilburg, sociologist at the VU Amsterdam, has studied loneliness among elderly Dutch people.