Behavioural Biology

Behavioural biology is a fascinating discipline which focuses on human behaviour through a combination of psychology and biology. In this section, you’ll find information about research and information relating to the nervous system, brain, neurotransmitters…

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…

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 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…

Types of Synapses: Neural Communication

Our brain needs neurons to communicate for it to work properly. These interactions are known as synapses. But how exactly do they connect and how many types of synapses exist? There are basically two main forms of synaptic transmission: electrical…

The Neurobiology of Human Attachment

Attachment is a defining characteristic of mammals. Thus, research on the neurobiology of human attachment is also based on animal research. Recent studies suggest that attachment is based on the interaction of oxytocin and dopamine in the corpus striatum.  What…

What Is Mansplaining?

Mansplaining is when a man seems unusually condescending or patronizing, especially towards women. This phenomenon references those who follow a more traditional way of behaving and thinking. Although it’s usually subtle, this type of behavior is commonly related to machismo.…

Nociceptors: All about Pain Receptors

We all experience pain. Sometimes, even our own organism causes pain by triggering inflammation. Now, although we all feel pain, we’re not well-informed on the sensory neurons that are involved in it. In this article, we’ll be talking about nociceptors,…

Psychophysiology: What Is it?

Psychophysiology is the branch of psychology that studies the physiological foundation of the brain’s psychological processes. It analyzes behavior and the processes behind it. Since its beginnings in the 19th century, it has always studied the same thing. However, technology…

The Enteric Nervous System: The Second Brain

The enteric nervous system is often considered our ‘second brain’. It’s a complex network of more than a hundred million neurons that cover specific areas such as the small intestine and colon. Additionally, this system is capable of acting independently of…

Neurotransmitters: Types and Functioning

We’ve all heard about how neurons communicate with each other through electric impulses. It’s true that some of the synapses are purely electric, however, chemical elements mediate most of those connections. These chemical substances are called neurotransmitters. Neurons are capable…

How to be a Good Negotiator

In some ways, we are especially prepared for the art of being a good negotiator. Most children are already relentless negotiators. They know their cards. They know that they have the possibility of satisfying the desires of others (for example,…