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.

Neurogaming: Playing with Your Brain

Neurogaming is a new way to play video games. It involves using your brain waves to perform actions within the games. This new technique emerged from the latest advances in gaming as well as neuroscience. Some experts are convinced that…

Vasopressin: The Anti-Diuretic Hormone

Vasopressin, or arginine vasopressin, is one of the most well-known and important hormones in the body. For example, it’s crucial for homeostasis, which is the balance of electrolytes maintained by the retention or reabsorption of water, sodium, and glucose. We…

The Study of Forgetfulness

Memory has been the focal point of psychology for centuries. One of the most fascinating, and often frustrating, aspects of memory is forgetfulness. Interestingly, the type of information, as well as situational contexts, play a key role in our ability…

Myths and Facts about Sleep Learning

Sleep learning (hypnopedia) has gotten a lot of attention in recent years. Some marketing campaigns claim that all you have to do is play an audio lesson while you sleep and, when you wake up, you’ll have acquired new knowledge.…

Neurogastronomy: Eating with the Senses

Even when you eat the simplest of dishes, the processes that occur inside your body and mind go far beyond just taking in the food. It’s even more than the simple process of digestion. Actually, there’s a current of research…

All about the Lost Mariner

The Lost Mariner (2014) is truly fascinating, even though it was a real tragedy for its protagonist. This is a story about one of the many consequences that alcoholism can have on a person’s cognitive functions. In some cases, these consequences…

How Poverty Changes the Human Brain

Is it true that poverty changes the human brain? Well, many of the brain studies of the last 50 years concentrated on studying the effects of an enriched environment. They found that greater social and intellectual stimulation leads to structural and…

Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Currently, neuropsychological rehabilitation is in the health services limelight due to its usefulness in traumatic events that pertain to the brain. We need to stress that a rehabilitation process is of utmost importance for a person to be able to be…

Monoamines and their Functions

Neurotransmitters are essential for the well-being of humans. For example, thanks to them, our brain is able to communicate with other parts of the body. That being said, monoamines are located within the neurophysiological classification of neurotransmitters. The main characteristic…

What Are Neuromyths?

As neuroscience makes more discoveries about the human brain, interest in the field has grown exponentially. Unfortunately, one consequence of this increased interest is the misinterpretation or decontextualization of research about the brain, resulting in what we call “neuromyths”. These…