Scientific videos

Cognitive Enhancement: Toward the integration of theory and practice

Less focus on recurrent negative thoughts (rumination) through probiotics

Steenbergen, L., Sellaro, R., van Hemert, S., Bosch, J.A., & Colzato, L.S. (2015). A randomized controlled trial to test the effect of multispecies probiotics on cognitive reactivity to sad mood. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2015.04.003.

A question of scent

Sellaro, R., van Dijk, W., Rossi Paccani, C., Hommel, B. & Colzato, L.S. (2015). A question of scent: lavender aroma promotes interpersonal trust. Frontiers in Psychology. 5:1486. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01486.

Mediation makes you more creative

Colzato, L.S., Szapora, A., Lippelt, D. & Hommel, B. (2014). Prior meditation practice modulates performance and strategy use in convergent- and divergent- thinking problems. Mindfulness. doi:10.1007/s12671-014-0352-9.

Preferred temperature enhances working memory

Sellaro, R., Hommel, B., Manai, M., & Colzato, L.S. (2014). Preferred, but not objective temperature predicts working memory depletion. Psychological Research. doi:10.1007/s00426-014-0558-4

Human Potential

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Eating to stop

Colzato, L.S., Jongkees, B.J., Sellaro, R., van den Wildenberg, W., & Hommel, B. (2014). Eating to stop: Tyrosine supplementation enhances inhibitory control but not response execution. Neuropsychologia. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.12.027

Gaming: bad or good for your memory?

Colzato, L.S., van den Wildenberg, W., Zmigrod, S., & Hommel, B. (2013). Action video gaming and cognitive control: Playing first person shooter games is associated with improvement in working memory but not action inhibition. Psychological Research, 77, 234-239.

Illuminate your mind: neuromodulation at the speed of light

Pama, E.A., Colzato, L.S., & Hommel, B. (2013). Optogenetics as a neuromodulation tool in cognitive neuroscience. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:610. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00610

Tryptophan promotes interpersonal trust

Colzato, L.S., Steenbergen, L., de Kwaadsteniet, E.W., Sellaro, R., Liepelt, R., & Hommel, B. (2013). Tryptophan promotes interpersonal trust. Psychological Science.
doi: 10.1177/0956797613500795

Active bodies think more deeply

Colzato, L.S., Szapora Ozturk, A., Pannekoek, J.N., & Hommel, B. (2013). The impact of physical exercise on convergent and divergent thinking. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7:824. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00824