Media


27-3-2024: Telegraaf (newspaper), a critical opinion piece together with dr. Vittorio Busato about the TV-show Married at First Sight. https://www.telegraaf.nl/watuzegt/2091768319/bescherm-deelnemers-en-stop-gewoon-met-tv-programma-mafs. You can download a longer version with references here: OpinieMAFS_def

11-3-2024: Universiteit Leiden (webpage) about my PhD thesis. https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/nieuws/2024/03/hoe-touchscreens-en-eyetrackers-ons-iets-leren-over-het-dating-life-van-orang-oetans

7-3-2024: Mare (newspaper) about my PhD thesis. https://www.mareonline.nl/wetenschap/wat-tinder-kan-leren-van-orang-oetans/

24-2-2024: Trouw (newspaper), a critical opinion piece about the TV-show Married at First Sight. https://www.trouw.nl/opinie/kijkcijferkanon-married-at-first-sight-verkoopt-onzinwetenschap-over-partnerkeuze~bdbabbaa/. You can download a longer version with references here: MAFS_opinie_V4

29-12-2023: Trouw (newspaper) as independent commentator on a new paper about the chemical effect of female tears on male aggression in humans. https://www.trouw.nl/wetenschap/tranen-lijken-een-chemisch-afweermechanisme-tegen-agressie-wijst-een-experiment-uit~b5ac5b49/

29-11-2023: NPO 3/BNNVARA (tv), Dickpicks: de keiharde wetenschap about the potential role of sexual overperception bias in sending dickpicks. https://npo.nl/start/serie/dickpics-de-keiharde-wetenschap/seizoen-1/dickpics-de-keiharde-wetenschap_2/afspelen

8-11-2023: BNR Nieuwsradio (radio) about the question can science save your date? https://www.bnr.nl/podcast/wetenschap-vandaag/10530667/kan-de-wetenschap-jouw-date-redden

8-11-2023: Universiteit van Nederland (podcast) about human dating & science. https://open.spotify.com/episode/3mZ6QtNveIy0B6NKQdfYSw?si=9ad95cce060e4899

29-9-2023: Betweterfestival (Tivoli, Utrecht) as speaker about the question can we predict the success of a date? https://www.betweterfestival.nl/programma/2023/kunnen-we-het-succes-van-een-date-voorspellen

27-6-2023: Nieuws en Co (radio) as independent commentator on a new paper about orang-utan vocalisation. https://t.co/BSlU0RJhse

1-6-2023: EOS magazine about Tinder for orang-utans. https://www.eoswetenschap.eu/natuur-milieu/ook-orang-oetans-tinderen-de-klik-vooral-nodig-voor-de-paring 

17-4-2023: Studium Generale Utrecht University about question are humans monogamous? (panel discussion). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-jmFqf4Seo&t=1s

5-10-2022: Khalid & Sophie (tv talkshow) about Tinder for orang-utans (with Mariska Kret). https://www.bnnvara.nl/khalidensophie/artikelen/tinder-voor-orang-oetans

22-8-2022: Jeugdjournaal (children’s news) about Tinder for orang-utans. https://jeugdjournaal.nl/artikel/2441705-orang-oetans-daten-online-met-elkaar.html

22-8-2022: Radio 1 (radio news) about Tinder for orang-utans. https://www.nporadio1.nl/uitzendingen/nos-radio-1-journaal/51b915ad-b066-411c-9609-692e89e375c1/2022-08-22-nos-radio-1-journaal

21-8-2022: NRC (newspaper) about Tinder for orang-utans. https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2022/08/21/tom-roth-onderzoekt-of-je-orang-oetans-kunt-leren-tinderen-a4139452

1-8-2022. Quest Psychologie (magazine) about the question whether animals are self-conscious.

1-4-2022. Quest (magazine) about schadenfreude in animals.

4-10-2021: HBES (newsletter) about our Multimodal attractiveness-paper. https://www.hbes.com/multimodal-attractiveness-how-important-our-sight-sound-and-scent-are-for-first-date-impressions/

17-2-2021: Sleutelstad Radio (local radio) about Tinder for orang-utans. https://sleutelstad.nl/video/science071-2021-02-17-200536/

4-4-2020: Scientias (science news) about Tinder for orang-utans. https://scientias.nl/wetenschappers-helpen-datende-apen-met-het-vinden-van-de-ideale-match/

1-3-2020: Ledisch Dagblad (local newspaper) about our speed-date experiment (with Iliana Samara). https://www.leidschdagblad.nl/cnt/dmf20200302_4887957

3-10-2019: 3 October University (local children’s event) about the question whether animals can fall in love. https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/nieuws/2019/10/3-october-university-grote-wetenschap-voor-kleine-mensen

28-6-2019: de Volkskrant (national newspaper) about Tinder for orang-utans. https://www.volkskrant.nl/wetenschap/tinder-voor-apen-fijn-voor-de-aap-goed-voor-de-voortplanting~be71e4dc/