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.

Learn All about Clonazepam (Klonopin)

Clonazepam, commonly known as Klonopin, is a widely used medication. It affects the way your central nervous system works. In this article, we’re going to analyze when you should take it, its effects, and the precautions you should take if your doctor…

Neuroscience: Can You Inherit Knowledge?

A recent study conducted at Tel Aviv University has called into question one of the underlying principles of biology: the Weismann barrier. This study is just the first step for further research into whether it’s possible to inherit knowledge. A team…

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…

The Negativity Bias according to Science

The negativity bias refers to the human tendency to think about what wasn’t good, instead of reflecting on what was. Hence, our pleasant and positive memories are overcome by silly unpleasant encounters. The value we give to all that’s negative…

Vilayanur Subramanian Ramachandran

Today, we’d like to tell you about the life and work of Vilayanur Subramanian Ramachandran, a neuroscientist known for his research, knowledge, and contributions to the fields of behavioral neurology and visual psychophysics. He has authored many books that outline…

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,…

Migraine Pharmacological Therapy

Migraine is the most frequent type of headache and a major cause of disability in our society. This is why it’s important to study migraine pharmacological therapy for acute and preventive crises. Migraine is a recurring and intense headache, usually…

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…

The Four Types of Attention

Understanding that there are multiple types of attention is important. Most people believe attention is the ability to focus. Anytime someone is distracted or simply not listening to you, you say they’re “not paying attention”. But here’s our question: is…

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…

Victor Leborgne – A Case in Neuroscience

The brain of Victor Leborgne is probably the most studied in the history of neuroscience. It’s still preserved in the Musee Dupuytren in Paris and scientists have examined it thousands of times. However, until a few years ago, there was…

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…

Agomelatine: An Atypical Antidepressant

Agomelatine is an effective antidepressant with high response and remission rates. It’s relatively safe and most people tend to take well to it. It differs from other antidepressants because it impacts your circadian rhythms.  Agomelatine, also sold as Valdoxan, is…

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…

Enkephalin: A Pain-Relieving Neurotransmitter

People have been studying the role of enkephalin in pain transmission for over three decades. Enkephalin is a hormone that acts as a neurotransmitter that allows neurons to communicate. It’s a hormone your brain produces in certain areas such as the pituitary…

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…