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.

Occipital Lobe: Structure and Functions

Take a deep breath and look around you right now. Don’t rush it. The world is full of beauty; of small nuances that make up our exciting reality. The reason why most of us are able to perceive the visual…

What Is Peripheral Neuropathy?

The peripheral nervous system (PNS) is the nerve net outside of the central nervous system (consisting of the brain and spinal cord). Its main job is transmitting signals of physical sensations from the periphery to the brain. Peripheral neuropathy is…

Haloperidol: What Is it and What Is it Used For?

Haloperidol is an antipsychotic or neuroleptic medication. Due to its chemical structure, it’s a butyrophenone. It was first discovered in 1958 by Paul Janssen and it’s a typical antipsychotic.  Therefore, it helps treat schizophrenia’s positive symptoms, such as hallucinations, delusions,…

What Scientists Know about Mysterious Delta Waves

Brain delta waves are mysterious and fascinating. Grey Walter discovered they existed back in the early 20th century. These waves have a frequency that ranges between 0 and 4 Hz and they’re the slowest of all brain waves. Also, they’re…

Lewy Body Dementia: Symptoms and Diagnosis

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a brain degenerative syndrome. It’s caused by the formation of protein deposits that clump up in the brain areas of thought, memory, and motor skills. It’s the second most common type of dementia after Alzheimer’s.…

The Human Connectome Project

The Human Connectome Project (HCP) was launched in July of 2009 as part of a 5-year, 21.3 million euro NIH (National Institutes of Health) plan. The goals of the project are to: Provide a compilation of neural data. Offer an…

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 Causes and Treatment of Hypermenorrhea

It’s something half the population experiences for a good part of their lives. For some women, it isn’t a problem, whereas others suffer from it. Of course, we’re talking about menstruation, the monthly “friend” that visits every woman. It’s possible…

The Sympathetic Nervous System

The sympathetic nervous system, a complex and fascinating part of the human body, is responsible for regulating situations that cause anxiety and stress. It reacts when your body senses danger. You probably aren’t aware of how often this system springs…

The Mystery of Consciousness

What exactly is consciousness? Scientists and philosophers have tried to solve the mystery of consciousness for a long time. Consciousness is everything you experience. The warmth of hugs, the sweetness of that strawberry ice cream you like so much, the…

Learn about the Guilt Area of the Brain

The guilt area of the brain is related to shame in a very intimate way.  However, it’s been proven that these areas don’t activate in certain people. Not surprisingly, this is the case of narcissists and those who’re capable of…

Harald Schultz-Hencke: A Dissident Psychoanalyst

Harald Schultz-Hencke was a German psychiatrist and psychotherapist who was born in Berlin on August 18th, 1892. Although there isn’t a lot of information on his childhood, we do know that his mother was a graphologist and his father was…

Measures of Dispersion in Statistics

Measures of dispersion play an important role in any data set. These measures go along with the measures of central tendency and show you the variability of your data.  Measures of central tendency will show you the different ways you can…

Neuroscience and the Consumer’s Brain

Selling more and better is one of the goals of capitalism. This is why companies strive to ensure that consumers want to buy their products. Advertising, marketing campaigns, and persuasion techniques are used to improve sales. And if this weren’t…

Learn All about Antipsychotics

People can only buy antipsychotics with a prescription. They’re approved for treating mental health problems characterized by psychotic symptomology. For example, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and some forms of bipolar disorder or severe depression. Some antipsychotics can also be used to…

Psychiatric Drugs in Children and Teenagers

Mental illnesses are one of the greatest epidemics of the 21st century. Countless statistics show the concerning rise in the consumption of anti-anxiety and antidepressive drugs. But what’s even more concerning is how it’s become quite common to prescribe psychiatric…