Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum

Ruhr University Bochum was founded in 1962 as part of the new university plan in Germany post WWII. Today, Ruhr University Bochum has approximately 34,000 students. The university offers more than 150 study programs, and is noted as one of the contenders for elite universities in academia and research quality. The Faculties of Medicine, Biology and Biotechnology, Engineering, (mechanical, civil, electrical) and Physics and Astronomy are deemed exceptional by most ranking panels.

Address
Pressestelle, Universitatsstr, 150, 44801 Bochum, Gebaude UV 3/368 Germany
Website
http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/index_en.htm
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Bochum

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Psychology & Psychiatry

Depressed by Facebook and the like

Everyone else is better than me. That's the impression you get when you look at profiles on social networks.

Neuroscience

Why two out of three babies are cradled on the left

Over two thirds of all people prefer to carry a baby in their left arm. The figure is as high as three quarters for women, and the same also applies to right-handed people. This is the result of an analysis of 40 studies ...

Neuroscience

How procrastinators and doers differ genetically

Some people tend to postpone actions. In women, this trait is associated with a genetic predisposition toward a higher level of dopamine in the brain. This is what researchers from Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum and the Technical ...

Neuroscience

How the brain remembers where you're going

Researchers have made new discoveries about how certain brainwaves aid navigation. They hope that the methods may benefit patients suffering from neurodegenerative disorders one day.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How stress leads to Facebook addiction

Friends on social media such as Facebook can be a great source of comfort during periods of stress. However, if they don't receive any support offline, stressed users are at risk of developing a pathological dependence on ...

Neuroscience

How single neurons and brain networks support spatial navigation

Spatial navigation is an essential cognitive function, which is frequently impaired in patients suffering from neurological and psychiatric disorders. Research groups worldwide have studied the neuronal basis of spatial navigation, ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Early-stage detection of Alzheimer's in the blood

Using current techniques, Alzheimer's disease, the most frequent cause of dementia, can only be detected once characteristic plaques have formed in the brain. At this point, therapy is no longer possible. However, the first ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Alzheimer's in minibrains

In the majority of cases, dementia can be traced back to Alzheimer's disease. Its causes are not really understood yet. What is known is that plaques form from misfolded proteins and that there is an increase in neuronal ...

Neuroscience

How the olfactory system affects memory

How sensory perception in the brain affects learning and memory processes is far from fully understood. Two neuroscientists at Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum (RUB) have discovered a new aspect of how the processing of odours impacts ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How cortisol affects exposure therapy for anxiety disorders

Bochum-based psychologists have studied how the application of the stress hormone cortisol affects exposure therapy for anxiety disorders. The researchers knew from earlier studies that extinction learning, which constitutes ...

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