Neuroscience

Every day, neuroscience provides us with new fascinating answers to questions about our behaviour. In this section, we’ll take a journey through the basics of the brain’s neurobiology and biochemistry. You’ll also find what causes emotions and behaviours, as well as certain pathologies. Here, we present the latest discoveries and research on drugs and neuropsychiatry in a simple yet fascinating way.

Unlearning: The Key to Move On

Learning, unlearning. You obtain knowledge, learn from experience, and also learn traditions and habits. You have to experience ways to think and things to believe in. You’ve learned from your family and friends. All of that learning molds who you…

Learn to Value Your Effort, Even if Others Don’t

Effort is movement, feeling, and thought. There are few things that use so much energy and resources like those everyday personal triumphs that help you reach your goal. Consequently, it’s important to learn to value your own effort without waiting…

How to Communicate with People with Dementia

Communicating with people with dementia can be complicated. Maybe you’ve experienced this first-hand with a family member or close friend, which means you know how difficult it can be. People who are considered “dependents” (i.e. unable to take care of…

Why and How Menopause Affects Sex Drive

Women have a lot more sex drive problems after menopause, as menopause seems to lower libido. Levels of estrogen drop after menopause, which can lead to reduced arousal and make sex more painful. Menopausal and post-menopausal women might notice that…

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP): What Is It?

Progressive supranuclear palsy is an extremely rare illness that affects fine motor skills, cognition, and emotions, among other things. For example, people who suffer from it can have difficulties moving, balancing, and talking. This condition affects approximately six people per…

Seven Reasons Why Seafood is Good for Your Brain

In the last few years, scientists have established that diet has a significant impact on how the brain works. In this regard, eating seafood benefits the brain in many ways. Dieticians consider seafood a great addition to your diet because…

How the Brain Works in Critical Situations

In critical situations, our brain activates a rapid response that sets in motion a series of behavioral and hormonal responses. Furthermore, this way of functioning is innate and differs from how the brain usually works. Our brain is the organ…

Myths and Facts about Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca is a sacred plant for several ancestral communities of Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru, among others. It has hallucinogenic effects similar to those of the so-called “psychedelic drugs”. People use this entheogen to elaborate a compound called ‘yagé’ from the…

Six Curious Brain Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

For a long time, the brain was believed to be in charge of our entire body, including memories and emotions. Philosophers believed that the brain contained the soul. However, some very interesting things have been discovered throughout history. In this…

Being Bilingual Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

Being bilingual has many social and psychological advantages. But did you know that it’s also good for the brain? Scientists have discovered some very interesting cognitive effects of being bilingual. For example, speaking two languages helps you recover more quickly…

Five Types of Meditation and their Benefits

People can meditate in different ways, as there are many different types of meditation. Meditating is like praying or reflecting. It’s often practiced in silence. Nowadays, the definition of meditation is broader since it includes non-religious practices. It’s simply a…

Conscience and Consciousness: Are They the Same?

Many people believe that conscience and consciousness are the same things, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Both terms tend to confuse people around the world, especially those interested in the matter. For one, conscience is what helps…

Does the Brain Sleep?

Does the brain ever sleep? Often, people tell you to “turn it off” and reduce its activity. However, you must know that even when you’re in a calm state, like when you’re meditating or even when you’re sleeping at night,…

Eduard Punset: A Charismatic Scientific Advisor

Eduard Punset is controversial, charismatic, and innovative. He’s a writer, economist, politician, and science populizer. Thanks to his show Redes, which was on the air for almost two decades, millions of Spaniards became interested in science. He made it possible for…

The Importance of an Emotional Salary at Work

If you want an employee to perform well, it’s important to provide them a fair salary and bonuses or other monetary incentives. However, money isn’t the only thing that keeps employees motivated and satisfied. In this regard, emotional salary is…

Biopsychology Research Methods

Biopsychology research methods have evolved in the last decades. Although there are several biopsychology research methods, in this article, we’ll focus on those that study what happens in the brain under certain conditions. Authors such as Dewsbury (1991) define biopsychology…

Brain Microbiome: Gut Bacteria in the Human Brain

During the last annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, researchers presented a report that showed how some gut bacteria lives in different regions of the brain, which seems to be the brain microbiome.…