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.

Five Types of Meditation and their Benefits

People can meditate in different ways, as there are many different types of meditation. Meditating is like praying or reflecting. It’s often practiced in silence. Nowadays, the definition of meditation is broader since it includes non-religious practices. It’s simply a…

Conscience and Consciousness: Are They the Same?

Many people believe that conscience and consciousness are the same things, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Both terms tend to confuse people around the world, especially those interested in the matter. For one, conscience is what helps…

Does the Brain Sleep?

Does the brain ever sleep? Often, people tell you to “turn it off” and reduce its activity. However, you must know that even when you’re in a calm state, like when you’re meditating or even when you’re sleeping at night,…

Eduard Punset: A Charismatic Scientific Advisor

Eduard Punset is controversial, charismatic, and innovative. He’s a writer, economist, politician, and science populizer. Thanks to his show Redes, which was on the air for almost two decades, millions of Spaniards became interested in science. He made it possible for…

The Importance of an Emotional Salary at Work

If you want an employee to perform well, it’s important to provide them a fair salary and bonuses or other monetary incentives. However, money isn’t the only thing that keeps employees motivated and satisfied. In this regard, emotional salary is…

Biopsychology Research Methods

Biopsychology research methods have evolved in the last decades. Although there are several biopsychology research methods, in this article, we’ll focus on those that study what happens in the brain under certain conditions. Authors such as Dewsbury (1991) define biopsychology…

Brain Microbiome: Gut Bacteria in the Human Brain

During the last annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, researchers presented a report that showed how some gut bacteria lives in different regions of the brain, which seems to be the brain microbiome.…

Dendrites: The Start of a Neuroscientific Revolution

For many years, neuroscience has used different tools to try to ‘listen’ to the conversations between neurons. Just as linguists try to decipher alien languages, scientists try to decode neuronal firing patterns. In this regard, it seems that dendrites have become very important…

Wim Hof: The Dutch Iceman

Wim Hof, also known as The Iceman, holds twenty Guinness World Records for withstanding extreme temperatures. He climbed Mount Everest and Mount Kilimanjaro wearing only shorts and shoes. He’s able to stay inside freezing-cold ice baths for hours and he ran a…

Lack of Sleep and Anxiety: A Bad Combination

Lack of sleep and anxiety share a significant link, according to recent studies. We’re not just referring to insomnia per se, but also to not sleeping well. If you’re experiencing this every day, your health is probably declining. Neuroscience advances…

The Neuroscience of Happiness

In recent years, several studies on the neuroscience of happiness have been carried out. In fact, neuroscientists and psychologists have been investigating the brain states associated with happiness. Likewise, scientists are also investigating its relationship with well-being. For years, research has…

Neuroarchitecture: The Environment’s Power Over the Brain

Although neuroarchitecture seems like a new discipline, it’s actually almost seventy years old. Its purpose is to create spaces of happiness, well-being, and productivity. In other words, buildings that reduce stress and anxiety. In this discipline, architects and neuroscientists work together…

The Health Effects of Bullying

Bullying negatively affects our health. This behavior that hurts, humiliates, and invalidates people doesn’t just lead to anxiety or stress. Anyone who’s been bullied can develop depression, chronic pain, digestive problems, or even insomnia. They can even suffer these effects…

Nociceptors: All about Pain Receptors

We all experience pain. Sometimes, even our own organism causes pain by triggering inflammation. Now, although we all feel pain, we’re not well-informed on the sensory neurons that are involved in it. In this article, we’ll be talking about nociceptors,…

Psychophysiology: What Is it?

Psychophysiology is the branch of psychology that studies the physiological foundation of the brain’s psychological processes. It analyzes behavior and the processes behind it. Since its beginnings in the 19th century, it has always studied the same thing. However, technology…