Monthly Archives: April 2013

Food for thought: TEDxNijmegen, accelerating from age 0 – 110

A couple of weeks ago I attended TEDxNijmegen, which was a very inspirational day. I learned something from each and every one of the speakers, but here’s what struck me most: The power of numbers The talk of Amy Robinson … Continue reading

Posted in Healthcare, Intercultural communication | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Elk Man from Perm, Russia

This Postcrossing postcard is also about symbols of a culture (see Folk costumes from Poland), but this time not about a contemporary culture, but an ancient one. It came from Perm, at the geographical centre of Russia, and shows a bronze … Continue reading

Posted in Intercultural communication, Postcrossing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

A cure called Placebo

This week I came across a newspaper article about the potential of the placebo effect. The article quoted Josien Bensing, professor in clinical and health psychology of the University of Utrecht, who argues that instead of trying to eliminate the … Continue reading

Posted in Healthcare, Intercultural communication | Tagged , , | 1 Comment