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.

The Neurobiology of Intuition or Your Gut Feelings

The neurobiology of intuition exists and we’ve learned something very interesting about it. Most people base a lot of the decisions they make on their gut feelings. It’s basically just an inner voice in touch with your identity and everything…

Our Amazing Cranial Nerves and How They Work

Cranial nerves are often referred to as cranial nerve pairs. This is simply because they come in pairs, one in each hemisphere of the brain. The complexity of the nervous system is astounding. Its multiple connections make this system one…

The Neurobiology of Addiction

Addiction exists in many different facets of human life. The most common and well-known is drug addiction. You might define drug addiction as the compulsive behavior to find and consume drugs, loss of control to limit consumption, and a negative…

Anticipatory Anxiety

People who live with anticipatory anxiety deal with uncertainty and worry that make it hard to breathe. They’re victims of their harried minds, always imagining the worst. There are few experiences worse than feeling trapped by permanent angst, your body and…

Learn All about Svetlana Alexievich

Most people had never heard of Svetlana Alexievich until 2015 when she won the Nobel Prize in Literature. It was the first time in history that a journalist won this award for investigative, non-fiction writing. Until that point, only poets…

Acalculia: The Inability to Understand Numbers

Imagine for a moment that you can’t understand simple numbers and calculations such as 2 or 2+2. This mathematical skill disorder, called acalculia, was first described by neurologist Salomon Henschen in 1925 and continues to amaze the scientific world. Did…

Daedalus: Greek Mythology’s Great Inventor

Daedalus was a mythical Greek inventor, architect, and sculptor. Greek mythology tells the story of how he built, among other things, the infamous labyrinth for King Minos of Crete. Daedalus’ name means “skillfully forged”. Daedalus is a mythical character, but…

Occipital Lobe: Structure and Functions

Take a deep breath and look around you right now. Don’t rush it. The world is full of beauty; of small nuances that make up our exciting reality. The reason why most of us are able to perceive the visual…

What Is Peripheral Neuropathy?

The peripheral nervous system (PNS) is the nerve net outside of the central nervous system (consisting of the brain and spinal cord). Its main job is transmitting signals of physical sensations from the periphery to the brain. Peripheral neuropathy is…

Haloperidol: What Is it and What Is it Used For?

Haloperidol is an antipsychotic or neuroleptic medication. Due to its chemical structure, it’s a butyrophenone. It was first discovered in 1958 by Paul Janssen and it’s a typical antipsychotic.  Therefore, it helps treat schizophrenia’s positive symptoms, such as hallucinations, delusions,…

What Scientists Know about Mysterious Delta Waves

Brain delta waves are mysterious and fascinating. Grey Walter discovered they existed back in the early 20th century. These waves have a frequency that ranges between 0 and 4 Hz and they’re the slowest of all brain waves. Also, they’re…

Lewy Body Dementia: Symptoms and Diagnosis

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a brain degenerative syndrome. It’s caused by the formation of protein deposits that clump up in the brain areas of thought, memory, and motor skills. It’s the second most common type of dementia after Alzheimer’s.…

The Human Connectome Project

The Human Connectome Project (HCP) was launched in July of 2009 as part of a 5-year, 21.3 million euro NIH (National Institutes of Health) plan. The goals of the project are to: Provide a compilation of neural data. Offer an…