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.

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…

Forgetting is More Complicated than Remembering

Who hasn’t tried to erase an unpleasant memory or a traumatic experience! However, to your brain, forgetting is more complicated than remembering. It’s as if this fascinating organ wants you to remember because your memories are the essence of your…

Your Brain When You Read – What Happens

Your brain when you read is full of stimuli, as this activity provides a lot of benefits in the short and long term. For instance, it reduces stress, improves sleep quality, increases your vocabulary and memory, and it even leads…

Anatomy of the Encephalon

This article is about the anatomy of the encephalon, the upper part of the central nervous system. This organ is inside the skull and its purpose is to conduct and integrate information, reasoning, judgment and control behavior. As for its…

LATE Dementia – A Newly Discovered Type

Alzheimer’s disease currently affects over 46 million people. Thus, the study of dementia, in general, is one of science’s greatest challenges nowadays. Despite having come a long way, there’s still much to discover. Therefore, it’s also inevitable that scientists will…

The Effects of Cocaine on the Brain

The effects of cocaine on the brain are devastating. This is the second most widely used drug in the world and it’s been a health problem since the 80s. The substance, which derives from the coca leaf plant, leads to…

Donald Redelmeier and Moon Spells

The British Medical Journal published some studies by Donald Redelmeier on the effects of the moon. According to these, the full moon increases fatal traffic accidents. This is what the scientist concluded after collecting and analyzing a series of data…

The Role of Orexins in Sleeping and Eating

The role of orexins, also known as hypocretins, is well known by scientists. They discovered them in 1998. These two neuropeptide hormones are present in most vertebrates and derive from a common precursor protein, called prepro-orexin: Orexin A or hypocretin…

Overtraining Makes People More Impulsive

Exercising has many benefits for your body and mind. It improves your fitness level, strengthens your muscles, tones your skin and, in addition, it’s great for your cardiovascular system and even for your cognitive ability. However, overtraining makes people more…

What Does Your Brain Do While You Sleep?

Sleeping is both a fascinating and necessary process for all human beings. Due to the physiological and neuroanatomical information humans lacked in the past, this phenomenon has always been surrounded by mystery and speculation. However, nowadays, many available research studies…

Dark Matter – Moving and Learning

Dark matter is one of human’s most amazing brain structures. Although you might think it’s unimportant if you judge it by its size, it’s vital for your body. This article is about dark matter. Here, we’ll define it and discuss…

Trust, Generosity, Affection: The Benefits of Oxytocin

Oxytocin plays an important role in your bodily functions and your behavior. It’s a neurohormone that provides wonderful benefits to your body and emotions. Oxytocin is called “the love hormone” because it’s responsible for so many of the things that…

Ken Wilber: The Creator of Integral Psychology

Kenneth Earl Wilber, also known as Ken Wilber, was born in Oklahoma on January 31, 1949. Due to his training and subsequent contributions, he became one of the main pillars of transpersonal and integral psychology. Thus, he’s a prolific writer…