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Dr. Alan Langus | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

Rhythm in Mind – How the brain synchronizes with language and music

It penetrates our consciousness, makes us tap our feet, and determines the pulse of our words. Music and language cannot do without it: rhythm. But... more
Getting ready for EEG testing | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

When emotions help to remember – Biological psychologist Mathias Weymar researches the impact of emotions on memory

The day the Berlin Wall fell is remembered by many very vividly: Where they were when they heard about the opening of the border, what they did first,... more
Prof. Dr. Urs Granacher. | Photo: Karla Fritze

Sports during the Corona Crisis – Training scientist Urs Granacher on the right way to exercise for everybody, even without competitions, gyms or physical education classes

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
Nothing is happening: No balls are rolling, no wheels are turning and there is no movement on the tartan tracks. The measures taken to contain the... more
Computerlinguistik-Studentin Olha Zolotarenko | Foto: Oleg Gritsenko

“The Support Offered to International Students at the University of Potsdam Is Excellent” – Computational Linguistics Student Olha Zolotarenko Talks about Studying in the First Online Semester

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
Since March 2020, everything has been somewhat different, even at the University of Potsdam. Examinations at a distance, lectures online, seminars via... more
Bullying in schools is real – even virtual. | Photo: AdobeStock/Syda Productions

“We don’t want someone like that here” – First study on hate speech at German schools

Hatred and harassment threaten peaceful coexistence in our society. Not just on the internet, but in the analogue world, too. They are expressions of... more
Dr. Aude Noiray explains a mobile ultrasound device for testing babies. | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

Sound by Sound towards Words – LOLA Makes Language Learning Visible

Human language is a fairly complex thing. But the same applies to the way it is spoken. Lungs, vocal cords, tongue, lips - many “tools” in our body... more
Prof. Dr. Dirk Richter during a seminar including a “virtual classroom”. | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten.

“Currently, we are only marginally making use of digital media” – Prof. Dr. Dirk Richter on the possibilities of conveying knowledge and skills online

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
Home office for the adults, boredom for children and adolescents at home? Digitalization in education now seems more important than ever. But to what... more
Retreating into the privacy of one's home in times of the corona virus. | Foto: Pixabay/StockSnap

Loss of control and unpredictability – Prof. Dr. Barbara Krahé on the psychosocial consequences of the corona pandemic

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
The coronavirus does not only threaten people's physical health, but also presents them with the great challenge of avoiding personal contacts and... more
Dr. Andreas Heißel. | Foto: Kaya Neutzer.

Step by Step - Why Exercise Therapy Can Help Treat Depression

Sport not only keeps you fit but can also heal - both body and soul. The study STEP.De examines how exercise therapy can be used to treat depression.... more
Prof. Ralf Engbert. | Foto: Tobias Hopfgarten

I See What You See - Potsdam Cognitive scientists develop models for predicting eye movements

For some time, cognitive scientists have been focusing on the human gaze, especially when it comes to reading and viewing images and objects. We know... more