The weekend of October 7-8, 2023 is designated as Science Weekend. This gives you a behind-the-scenes look at over 300 organizations and institutions in science and technology. We show you what to expect this weekend and you can take part in our curiosity survey.
Science is always around us
The question “how is this year working” is central to Science Weekend. Because science is always around us, sometimes without us even realizing it. For example, Professor Eric Scherder gives an interactive lecture about the brain, and Andre Kuipers gives a workshop with other astronauts. It can be found online Where and what activities are organised.
Search “How curious are you?”
The permanent part of the science weekend is a (digital) study being conducted. In 2023, a study on the human drive for new experiences and knowledge will be launched. Psychology professor Maartje Raemaekers investigates this matter under the title “How curious are you?‘.
This is what researchers want to know
The aim of the research is to learn more about the different forms of curiosity and interest and the relationship between them with age. Researchers want to know how people differ from each other. For example, they want to better understand how curiosity changes throughout your life. Because children are curious in a different way than adults? Are there differences between people of the same age?
Required: People between the ages of 8 and 110 years
That’s why they’re looking for people between the ages of 8 and 110. You can participate in the research here. It takes 5 to 10 minutes to complete the form. This is a set of questions about yourself, your curiosity in general, and your interest in people’s behavior. Additionally, there are two interactive missions to complete.
Professor Maartje Raijmakers will be guest on 6 October 2023 Time for Maxon NPO 1 at 5:10 pm to talk about this topic.
(Source: Science Weekend, How Curious Are You? Image: Shutterstock)