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Have a good sleep before an exam: it is essential, and here's why

UniSR Communication Team 3 Sep, 2021 0 Commenti

Before the beginning of a new semester, thousands of students are struggling with exam sessions that often prevent a peaceful sleep. Why is it important to sleep adequately before an exam?

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Study and sport: the beneficial effects of physical activity

UniSR Communication Team 23 Jul, 2021 0 Commenti

Notoriously, during adolescence the time devoted to sport decreases, with higher rates of inactivity among university students. Practicing physical activity, on the other hand, generates numerous beneficial effects, on a motor, cognitive and relational level.

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UniSR Green: our University's environmental commitment

UniSR Communication Team 7 Jun, 2021 0 Commenti

On June 5Tth each year, the "World Environment Day" is celebrated. Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972, it was celebrated for the first time two years later with the slogan "Only One Earth". The purpose of the day is to encourage everyone to become more aware and to take...

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Slowing down the pace: the advantages of “slow” learning

Valentina Tobia 10 May, 2021 0 Commenti

Students often feel “overwhelmed” by the amount of material to study: at that point, being quick in reading and memorizing everything is perceived as a priority. On the other hand, those who need more time to elaborate concepts might feel inadequate and unable to respect the fast times of...

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Effects of tea and coffee on students’ brain and health

Stefano Erzegovesi 15 Feb, 2021 0 Commenti

Hello guys, I’m your brain.

Given the exam period, with intense study sessions by day and by night, I would like to tell you my opinion on the use of doping substances (supplements, or worse, drugs) in the preparation time.

If you’re about to say “come on, they only help us stay awake and...

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Original language vs. dubbed movies: effects on our brain

Jubin Abutalebi 5 Feb, 2021 0 Commenti

Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max… the future of audiovisual content gets (and will increasingly get) through streaming platforms. However, the on-demand streaming audience can be divided into two factions: most faithful of the original language movies vs. those who do not look down on dubbing ...

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E-book vs paper book: what is best for learning?

Valentina Tobia 22 Jan, 2021 0 Commenti

The sensory experience is a unique moment: leafing through, smelling, weighing a paper book is priceless. It is, but an e-book is more practical, and it can contain hundreds of texts. Okay, but you have to remember to recharge the battery, while the paper book doesn’t need it. Right, yet with...

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San Raffaele students’ national holidays around the world

UniSR Communication Team 23 Dec, 2020 0 Commenti

In the Western world, the end of December is the time for Christmas holidays and the beginning of a new year.

However, this is not the case everywhere: San Raffaele University’s international students can tell you, as they come from many foreign nations around the world.

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Studying with background music: is it a good idea?

Valentina Tobia 30 Nov, 2020 0 Commenti

How many of you listen to background music as you prepare for an exam? Many students do, and they argue that it helps them “focus”. What does the scientific literature say about the effects of this habit on our study skills?

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Students in the kitchen at the time of SARS-CoV-2

Stefano Erzegovesi 19 Nov, 2020 0 Commenti

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has brought us to review our eating habits. We think in particular of the students (especially off-site ones) who find themselves reorganizing the time of meals and combining lessons, study, hobbies and cooking.

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