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.

The Neurobiology of Alcoholism

Just as there are neuroanatomic and neurofunctional frameworks to explain human behavior, we also have the neurobiology of alcoholism. In this article, we’ll explain what happens in the brain of a person with alcohol addiction. Alcohol is the most widely-used…

Neuroesthetics: Where Neurology and Art Meet

For centuries, there have been many questions such as “What’s art?”, “How do we perceive beauty?”, and “What defines something as beautiful?”. These questions have inspired many debates. Well, approximately 10 years ago, a discipline called neuroesthetics arrived on the…

The Blue Brain Project: A Reconstruction of the Brain

Just like astrophysicists look outside of our planet to discover how space works, neuroscientists look inside the human body to unravel the brain. Such an ambitious goal, a common aspiration among scientists for decades, is now an actual research project.…

Neurotic and Psychotic Defense Mechanisms

Defense mechanisms are automatic psychological processes. They protect you from anxiety and the perception of internal/external dangers or stressors. Defense mechanisms are the intermediary between the individual response to emotional conflict and internal and external stressors. While neurosis and psychosis…

Intracranial Aneurysm

An intracranial aneurysm is a dilation of a brain artery wall. The most challenging aspect of these vascular conditions is that they tend to present no symptoms. So little by little, and without the affected person noticing it, this area…

The 97 Previously Unknown Areas of the Brain

The brain continues to be a fascinating research subject. The more we learn, the more questions and surprises emerge. For example, researchers at the University of Washington made a new map of the brain that shows 97 previously unknown areas…

What Happens to Our Neurons during Sleep?

When we sleep poorly, we tend to feel tired. Not getting a good night’s sleep can have serious consequences for our health, both physically and psychologically. That’s why sleeping well is fundamental, as well as essential for every species with…

The Psychology of Language

How often do you stop and think about how important communication? When language fails, it affects you on a cognitive, emotional, and behavioral level. That’s why many different disciplines study language and seek to understand it better. One of those…

Causes and Symptoms of Dysarthria

Language is part of your everyday life. It allows you to communicate your needs to others. Can you imagine being unable to pronounce words? This is a reality for people who suffer from dysarthria. In this article, we’ll discuss the common…

The Neurobiology of Intuition or Your Gut Feelings

The neurobiology of intuition exists and we’ve learned something very interesting about it. Most people base a lot of the decisions they make on their gut feelings. It’s basically just an inner voice in touch with your identity and everything…

Our Amazing Cranial Nerves and How They Work

Cranial nerves are often referred to as cranial nerve pairs. This is simply because they come in pairs, one in each hemisphere of the brain. The complexity of the nervous system is astounding. Its multiple connections make this system one…

The Neurobiology of Addiction

Addiction exists in many different facets of human life. The most common and well-known is drug addiction. You might define drug addiction as the compulsive behavior to find and consume drugs, loss of control to limit consumption, and a negative…

Anticipatory Anxiety

People who live with anticipatory anxiety deal with uncertainty and worry that make it hard to breathe. They’re victims of their harried minds, always imagining the worst. There are few experiences worse than feeling trapped by permanent angst, your body and…

Learn All about Svetlana Alexievich

Most people had never heard of Svetlana Alexievich until 2015 when she won the Nobel Prize in Literature. It was the first time in history that a journalist won this award for investigative, non-fiction writing. Until that point, only poets…