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.

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…

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…

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…

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…