Brain

We discover more and more fascinating things about the brain every day. Here we’ve made available information about the latest studies and how you can better understand your processes, anatomy, pathologies, and curiosities related to this sophisticated organ.

The Tip of The Tongue Phenomenon

Imagine you’re sitting in front of the television watching a game show. Suddenly, there’s a question about a topic you know about. Although you really do know the answer, you just can’t remember it. You know that you know it!…

Out-of-Body Experiences – What Are They?

Out-of-body experiences encompass several phenomena that are as fantastic as they’re complex. Imagine yourself floating out of your body; this is exactly how it feels. For a long time, the explanations were tribal and mystical. However, now we know it’s…

Earworm: Getting a Song Stuck in Your Head

Getting a song stuck in your head, or earworm, is like falling into an infinite loop. No matter how hard you try, you can seem to stop signing it. And just when you thought you were over it, it comes…

The Polyvagal Theory

You probably aren’t aware of many of the unconscious processes that happen in your body and mind. The polyvagal theory attempts to explain one of those intuitive processes. You’ve probably experienced moments when you feel like you’re in danger but…

Asthma and the Mind – A Tight Duo

Researchers often consider the relationship between asthma and the mind. In fact, they have for a long time. It’s rather easy to notice the connection on a sick person’s daily life. What’s most obvious is the link between stress, anxiety,…

How Does the Body Perceive Pain and Temperature?

Have you ever wondered why you’re capable of feeling pain? Or how you can tell when things are hot or cold? How do humans acquire this skill that’s so important to our survival? In this article, we’ll talk about the…

The Olfactory Bulb: Function and Characteristics

Smells have the power to evoke fond memories. Not only can your sense of smell transport you to the past, but it also helps you make important decisions every day. Today, we’re going to talk about an essential part of your…

Isolated Brain – Living without a Body

Recent studies made us question whether an isolated brain can have a life of its own after the body dies. Can it be alive on its own? Let’s find out. Our brain is the “operating center” of our body, it…

Specific Language Impairment in Children

People of all ages and walks of life can have language problems. From very complex issues that make communication impossible, to simple things such as confusing the letter “r” with the letter “l”. Most of these problems are especially common…

The Neocortex: Its Structure and Functions

Everything that we are, feel, and, more importantly, what we can become, is stored in our brain. Much of our evolutionary success is thanks to the neocortex, also called the isocortex. It’s a newly-discovered and extensive region that makes sophisticated processes…

Disappointment and Your Brain – Why It Hurts

We’ve all wondered why a let down hurts so much. Don’t be too surprised to know that disappointment significantly alters the balance of that neuronal universe contained within your brain. So much so, that neurologists say that the mechanisms of depression…

The Hindbrain: Structure and Functions

Throughout history, scientists have categorized the brain into several parts to try and better understand its functionality and development. One of those parts is the hindbrain, or rhombencephalon, a region that comes from the caudal primary embryonic vesicle. The hindbrain…

What Happens to Your Brain Before You Die

One of humanity’s greatest mysteries is what happens to the brain before you die. Scientists the world over have looked for the answer to this question, but no one has managed to come up with a clear answer. In 2018,…

Dysexecutive Syndrome: When the Frontal Lobe Fails

Dysexecutive syndrome (DES) stems from damage to the frontal lobe, more specifically in the prefrontal region. This part of your brain processes the most complex executive functions. Consequently, damage to the prefrontal area causes memory problems, attention problems, issues with…

Brain Plasticity: Characteristics and Types

The term “brain plasticity”, also known as neuroplasticity, is related to our nervous system’s ability to modify itself both functionally and structurally. This happens naturally as time goes on, but also in response to injuries. In a literal sense, plasticity is a…

Seven Ways to Grow New Neurons at Any Age

A lot of people think that we lose neurons as we age and that there’s nothing we can do to stop it or any way to get them back. However, that’s not entirely true because we actually can grow new…

Hippocampal Formation: Structure and Functions

Cognitive processes, such as learning and memory, are crucial to human beings. The hippocampus plays a fundamental role in these processes, which is one of the hippocampal formation regions. Hippocampal formation is a C-shaped prominent structure, located in the lower…