media and communication

Health - Psychology - Aug 27
Health - Psychology
A team from the University of Geneva shows that the maternal voice reduces signs of pain in premature babies when they undergo life-saving medical interventions. A baby born prematurely often has to be separated from its parents and placed in an incubator in intensive care. For several weeks, he or she will undergo routine medical procedures that can be painful, without being relieved by too many pharmaceutical painkillers, which are risky for his or her development.
Life Sciences - Psychology - Jul 16
Life Sciences - Psychology

The brain mechanisms underlying the suppression of fear responses have attracted a lot of attention as they are relevant for therapy of human anxiety disorders. Despite our broad understanding of the different brain regions activated during the experience of fear, how fear responses can be suppressed remains largely elusive. Researchers at the University of Bern and the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel have now discovered that the activation of identified central amygdala neurons can suppress fear responses.

Life Sciences - Psychology - May 26
Life Sciences - Psychology

Fear protects us by making us alert to danger, but the persistence of fearful memories can lead to serious mental conditions. Now, an international team of researchers co-led by Andreas Lüthi has found that the activity of different cells in the brain's threat-detector hub regulates the switch between high and low fear states. The finding could help to understand why some individuals are more susceptible to anxiety and trauma-related disorders.

Health - Psychology - Apr 30

How do you get more people to have vaccinations? Gudela Grote firmly believes that it's worth looking at team dynamics.

Psychology - Pedagogy - Jul 16
Psychology - Pedagogy

Researchers at the University of Geneva have found that emotion knowledge, cooperative social behaviour and locomotor activity are three key skills for promoting numerical learning in children aged 3 to 6.

Social Sciences - Psychology - May 3

One-third of children and adolescents experienced mental health problems during the first COVID-19 lockdown in Switzerland. Parents and young adults also perceived considerable stress, yet the perceived stresses differed from those of children and adolescents, the first Switzerland-wide representative study by the University of Zurich and La Source School of Nursing Lausanne has shown.

Health - Psychology - Apr 26
Health - Psychology

In the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft, antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in approximately 21% of the adult population. Therefore, seroprevalance has markedly increased since autumn of last year. Furthermore, the COVCO-Basel study by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is now publishing preliminary results regarding the effects that the pandemic and the measures implemented to contain it are having on the well-being and lifestyles of the population for the first time.

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  • Das Center for Communications (CfC) der Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich betreibt angewandte Forschung und Entwicklung. Auf innovative Art kombiniert und integriert das Zentrum Themen wie strategisches Management, Führung, Informatik und Psychologie mit praktischer Ausbildung in Kommunikationshandwerk und einem systematischen Stakeholder- und Mehrwert-Ansatz.
  • Die anwendungsorientierte Forschung am Institut für Angewandte Medienwissenschaften (IAM) greift lösungsorientiert Problemstellungen auf, mit Bezug auf die Berufsfelder Journalismus und Organisationskommunikation. Im Forschungsprozess greift das IAM auf theoretische Wissensbestände und Methoden der Kommunikations-, Medien- und Sprachwissenschaft zurück.
  • The Institute for Media and Communication Management =mcminstitute is a leading international, interdisciplinary research, teaching and advisory organization for media and communications management as well as media and culture. The Institute enables students, researchers, and decision makers to meet the challenges of the digital age by exploring strategic management questions from a communication perspective.
  • Das Institut für Kommunikation und Marketing der Hochschule Luzern konzipiert und realisiert Projekte der angewandten Forschung und Entwicklung in enger Zusammenarbeit mit Praxispartnern, die direkt vom gewonnenen Wissen profitieren. Das IKM forscht in den Bereichen Unternehmenskommunikation, Professionelle Kommunikation, Online-Kommunikation und Marketing. Die Erkenntnisse fliessen in Lehre und Weiterbildung ein.
  • Das Institut für Medienwissenschaften (IFM) der Universität Basel forscht und lehrt zum Strukturwandel der Medien - von der Keilschrift bis zum Internet. Auf seinem Website presentiert das Institut seinem Forschungsprojekten.
  • Das Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research IPMZ engagiert sich mit theoretischen und empirischen Arbeiten in der Grundlagenforschung. Die Forschung am IPMZ soll auch dazu dienen, Studierende möglichst frühzeitig mit Formen des forschenden Lernens bekanntzumachen.
  • The Idiap Research Institute is a research foundation specializing in multimedia information management and in multimodal man-machine interaction.


  • The Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research aims to promote education and research in the field of communication and media. The Association invests in the encouragement of young talents in the fields of science through sponsorship contributions and young talent events, strives tko maintain a coordinated doctorate program and, scince 2007, has published the journal Studies in Communication Sciences.