Action and Neurocognition Group

2017

Leugenaars zijn niet te herkennen aan hun blik
Harold commented on the meaning and role of eye contact
[Article] LinkedIn, Dutch

Learning styles and their place in the classroom
Harold commented on learning styles in education.
[Letter] The Guardian, English

2016

Hoe leert de mens? door Harold Bekkering, spreker NIP-Leergang: Leven is leren
Extract from keynote speaker Harold Bekkering during a NIP seminar in which he puts forward his central ideas on how humans are able to learn.
[Video] Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen, Dutch

Mijn Idee voor Onderwijs
Harold spoke to a general public interested in his ideas about how to improve our Educational system, see the video-stream (in Dutch) by clicking on the link above.
[Video] De Balie, Dutch

Enige wat Breivik nog kan doen is klagen en choqueren
Interview with Harold Bekkering about Anders Breivik's Hitler salute in court.
[article] Algemeen Dagblad, Dutch

2015

Belonen en straffen staat leren in de weg
In reference to his book 'De lerende mens' Harold Bekkering comments on the current educational system.
[Article] Intermediair, Dutch

We worden allemaal een homo universalis
Interview with Harold Bekkering on the use of iPads in schools.
[article] kennislink, Dutch

Biedt nieuw breinboek 'lessen voor onderwijs'?
Two teachers comment on Harold Bekkering's new book 'De lerende mens'.
[article] Profielen, Dutch

Goed gedrag belonen: begrijpelijk, maar gevaarlijk
Harold Bekkering en Jurjen van der Helden over belonen en straffen op school.
[article] Didactief, Dutch

Engels in de kleuterklas? Arabisch kan ook
Interview with Harold Bekkering about his new book 'De lerende mens' and the guidelines for future education in the Netherlands.
[article] Onderwijsblad, Dutch

Baby van blinde ouders maakt minder oogcontact
Interview with Harold Bekkering about the article "Early Social Experience Affects the Development of Eye Gaze Processing" by Senju et al. (2015) published in Current Biology.
[article] Volkskrant, Dutch

Klassiek idee van hoorcolleges achterhaald
An article about Harold Bekkering's new book 'De lerende mens' which he co-wrote with Jurjen van der Helden.
[article] VOX, Dutch

Belangrijke feitenkennis dreigt verloren te gaan in het onderwijs
An interview with Harold Bekkering about the guidelines for future education in the Netherlands recently published by Platform Onderwijs 2032.
[radio] Radio 1, Dutch

GLD Vandaag
In the news program 'GLD Vandaag' Harold Bekkering gets interviewed about high school students' new possibility to obtain their high school degree in less time.
[tv] omroep Gelderland, Dutch

In Gelderland Live
Harold Bekkering participated in the talk show 'In Gelderland Live' on TV Gelderland in which he talks about human learning and grading in schools.
[tv] TV Gelderland, Dutch

Schaf punten op scholen af
News article about the new book De lerende mens by Harold Bekkering and Jurjen van der Helden.
[article] De Gelderlander, Dutch

Vier lessen over 'De lerende mens'
News article about the new book De lerende mens written by Harold Bekkering and Jurjen van der Helden which will take center stage on the congres Het Talige Brein on Thursday, November 12th in Nijmegen.
[article] Radboud University News, Dutch

Leren zonder feiten is een gevaarlijke illusie
Newspaper article in which Harold Bekkering and Jurjen van der Helden (authors of the book 'De lerende mens', published in November this year) respond to the guidelines for future education in the Netherlands recently published by Platform Onderwijs 2032.
[article] Volkskrant, Dutch

Oops - that was a mistake! how toddler brains react to feedback
Together with Marlene Meyer and Sabine Hunnius from the BabyBRAIN group, Phd student Denise Janssen and Master Student Suhas Hassan Vijayakumar from our Action and Neurocognition research group as well as with former group member Ellen de Bruijn, Harold Bekkering published this article in frontiers For Young Minds, a scientific journal for kids and reviewed by kids.
[article] frontiers For Young Kids, English

De lerende mens
As announced in the newspaper de Gelderlander Harold Bekkering presented his new book 'De lerende mens' at a book launch in the book store Dekker v.d Vegt in Nijmegen. The book was co-written with Jurjen van der Helden and was published in October this year. The book describes important insights into human learning from Plato and Nietzsche to the most recent neurocognitive findings and discusses its implications for use in modern education.
[event] Dekker v.d. Vegt, Dutch

IN THE LAB
An interview with Harold Bekkering about his research group and his favorite lab equipment, his motivation in science and his guilty pleasures.
[article] DANA ALLIANCE NEWS, English

Rijk worden met speelgoed uitpakken
Apparently, looking at someone unwrapping surprise eggs for about 16 minutes is fascinating. Such kind of a video has been watched over 250 million times on youtube. In this article Harold Bekkering talks about the role of predictive mechanisms which may explain why people keep watching.
[article] nrc next, Dutch

Ode aan het nadoen
An article about how we learn from others through imitation.
[article] Flow, Dutch

Het slimme lichaam
Harold Bekkering gets visited by Bart Meijer, presenter of the Dutch scientific programme 'De Kennis van Nu' together with the Dutch freerunner Philip van Ees. They talk about motor learning and how our own motor skills shape the way we perceive the world around us.
[tv] NPO, Dutch

Hoe kinderen concepten leren
Harold Bekkering and Sabine Hunnius comment on the work of Susan Carey.
[article] Volkskrant, Dutch

Getalinzicht kuikens verbluft wetenschappers
Interview with Harold Bekkering on number cognition in chicks.
[article] Volkskrant, Dutch

2014

Counting on brain structure: MRI reveals numeracy
Article about the publication Different brains process numbers differently: structural bases of individual differences in spatial and non-spatial number representations by Florian Krause, Oliver Lindemann, Ivan Toni and Harold Bekkering.
[article] spectroscopyNOW, English

'Spiegelneuronen stellen ons in staat de acties van anderen te begrijpen'
This article gives an overview of 20 years of research on mirror neurons.
[article] Volkskrant, Dutch

Lassen uns Wunderzellen beim Fussball mitfiebern?
An online article about the potential role of mirror neurons in joining the omnipresent excitement during the football World Cup.
[article] Die Welt, German

Hoe maakt taal de mens?
Harold Bekkering comments on the role of language in human culture.
[article] kennislink, Dutch

2013

How we can tell an accident from purposeful actions
An online article about the understanding of goals and intentions in infants and animals.
[article] BBC, English

Alweer de foute rij
In this article Harold Bekkering speaks about the subjective perception of one's own and other's actions.
[article] Psychologie magazine, Dutch

Het vermijden van verrassingen
Harold Bekkering on the unifying principle of the brain: minimalization of prediction errors and avoidance of surprises.
[article] Uitgeverij de Wereld, Dutch

Toekomst van de wetenschap
Interview with Harold Bekkering about the future of cognitive neuroscience and its significance for society as a whole.
[tv] NPO Labyrint, English/Dutch

Hoe komt het dat als iemand gaapt je vaak ook mee gaat gapen?
Harold Bekkering answers the question why yawning is contagious.
[radio] NPO Radio 5, Dutch

Crèche versterkt inlevingsvermogen
A second article about the study of Stolk, Hunnius, Bekkering & Toni (2013) on the role of social experience in 5-year-olds' referential communication.
[article] kennislink,

Children who go to daycare may benefit from a wider variety of social situations
An online article about the study of Stolk, Hunnius, Bekkering & Toni (2013) on the role of social experience in 5-year-olds' referential communication.
[article] Science Daily, English

2012

Menschen imitieren Artgenossen wie kein anderes Lebenwesen
An online article about the role of mirror neurons in social interaction.
[article] focus online, German

Pavlov: Jan Kooijman
The Dutch choreographer and dancer Jan Kooijman visits Harold Bekkering. EEG and eye tracking measures show how he as an expert dancer processes video clips of different dance styles.
[tv] NTR, Dutch

2011

Winnen met bokkesprongen
Harold Bekkerings comments on motor learning.
[article] NRC Handelsblad, Dutch

Waarom werkt 'zien gapen' aanstekelijk?
Harold Bekkering on why seeing someone else yawning is contagious.
[article] De Volkskrant, Dutch

Infants and Imitation
This article is about Harold Bekkering's and colleagues work on imitation in infancy.
[article] Psychology Today, English

Spiegelneuronen
Harold Bekkering about the future of mirror neurons.
[radio] NPO HoezoRadio, Dutch

Niet zo slim: baby's doen slechts na wat hun brein spiegelt
A second article about Gergely, Bekkering, & Király's study on rational imitation in preverbal infants and the follow-up study, including a video clip.
[article+video] Radboud News, Dutch

Baby's zijn superslim, of toch niet?
An online article about Gergely, Bekkering, & Király's study on rational imitation in preverbal infants, published 2002 in Nature, and a follow-up study using the same paradigm.
[news article] NPO news, Dutch

Stemmen in je hoofd, slimme baby's en cavia in de magnetron
An interview with Harold Bekkering about rational imitation.
[radio] NPO Labyrint Radio, Dutch

2010

De optimale beweging
Interview with Harold Bekkering about goal-directed actions.
[tv] NPO, Dutch

Pavlov: Waarom ben ik zo'n goede imitator?
The role of mirror neurons in imitation. Harold Bekkering gets visited by Jack Valkering and Carlo Boszhard in the MRI lab in Nijmegen.
[tv] NTR, Dutch

Pak 'n bakkie
Interview with Harold Bekkering about the role of eye coordinates in manual actions.
[radio] NPO Radio 1, Dutch

2009

You never walk alone
An interview with Harold Bekkering about the role of mirror neurons in social cognition.
[radio] Noorderlicht Radio, Dutch

2008

Emotie in actie
Harold Bekkering spoke about the role of mirror neurons in emotions in during the Science Café in Nijmegen.
[flyer] Science Café Nijmegen, Dutch

Motorische bespiegelingen
An article about an interview with Harold Bekkering concerning the interplay between visual and motor activity in understanding what others are doing.
[article] De Psycholoog, Dutch

Domme dubbelgangers a.u.b.
An online article in which Harold Bekkering comments on human-robot interaction.
[article] nrc next, Dutch

De dubbelganger als akelig ding
An online article in which Harold Bekkering comments on human-robot interaction.
[article] nrc next, Dutch

Samenleven met robots
Short online article in which Harold Bekkering comments on human-robot interaction.
[article] Volkskrant, Dutch

Oranjefans zijn net groep brullende chimpansees
An online article about the MRI study 'Self-identification and empathy modulate error-related brain activity during the observation of penalty shots between friend and foe' conducted in Harold Bekkering's group and published in 2009.
[article] nrc next, Dutch

Noorderlicht Nieuws
Harold Bekkering is a guest in a Dutch scientific nieuws programme presented by Pieter van der Wielen and Georgina Verbaan. He talks about how we understand each others intentions and whether robots may be able to do the same.
[tv] Noorderlicht Nieuws, Dutch

2007

Spiegelneuronen
Harold Bekkering gets interviewed about the mirror neuron system.
[radio] NTR Hoe?Zo!Radio, Dutch

Imitatiecellen niet bedoeld voor imitatie
An online article about Newman-Norlund, van Schie, van Zuijlen & Bekkering's study on the role of the mirror neuron system in action observation and action execution published in Nature Neuroscience.
[article] Volkskrant, Dutch

Spiegelneuronen socialer dan gedacht
An online article about Newman-Norlund, van Schie, van Zuijlen & Bekkering's study on the role of the mirror neuron system in action observation and action execution published in Nature Neuroscience.
[article] kennislink, Dutch

2006

De mens als imitatiemachine
Harold Bekkering writes about imitation.
[article] Karakter Tijdschrift van Wetenschap,

2005

Spiegelneuronen / Medeleven maakt de mens
Harold Bekkering comments on mirror neurons and empathy.
[article] Trouw, Dutch

Daadwerkelijk zien
A shortened version of Harold Bekkering's inaugural speech on goal-directed behaviour.
[article] De Psycholoog, Dutch

2003

Een cel voor na-apen
An article about Harold Bekkering's work on mirror neurons.
[article] bionieuws, Dutch

2002

Jonge kinderen doen ouders na, maar niet als ze dom doen
An online article about Harold Bekkerings work on rational imitation based on his publication in Nature together with György Gergely and Ildikó Király.
[article] NRC Handelsblad, Dutch

Baby imiteert niet klakkeloos
An online article about Harold Bekkerings work on rational imitation based on his publication in Nature together with György Gergely and Ildikó Király.
[article] Volkskrant, Dutch

Wenn Babys ein Licht aufgeht
An online article about Harold Bekkerings work on rational imitation based on his publication in Nature together with György Gergely and Ildikó Király.
[article] Berliner Zeitung, German

Spiegel in het brein
Harold Bekkering on mirror neurons.
[tv] Noorderlicht tv, Dutch

Rational imitation in preverbal infants
An online article about Harold Bekkerings work on rational imitation based on his publication in Nature together with György Gergely and Ildikó Király.
[article] EurekAlert, English