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Painful laughter – Media and politics in the age of cringe

Painful laughter – Wieland Schwanebeck (TU Dresden), with support from the Volkswagen Stiftung, organized this inspiring symposium on the role of awkwardness and cringe comedy in media and politics at the Schloss Herrenhausen in Hannover. Talks spanned from early British comedy to analyses and discussions of up-to-date cringe comedy (e.g. live interview with Robert B. Weide, …

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The effect of REM sleep suppression on next-morning brain function during social exclusion – new publication in Scientific Reports

With strong effort and methodological expertise from David S. Stolz and Robert Glosemeyer, but also many other colleagues, we have finally managed to publish our sleep study data dating back to our time at Marburg University (2010-2015). Using polysomnography and next-morning fMRI we show that selective suppression of REM sleep impacts amygdala activity and connectivity during a classic social …

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