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.

Types of Synapses: Neural Communication

Our brain needs neurons to communicate for it to work properly. These interactions are known as synapses. But how exactly do they connect and how many types of synapses exist? There are basically two main forms of synaptic transmission: electrical…

The Causes and Treatment of Hypermenorrhea

It’s something half the population experiences for a good part of their lives. For some women, it isn’t a problem, whereas others suffer from it. Of course, we’re talking about menstruation, the monthly “friend” that visits every woman. It’s possible…

The Sympathetic Nervous System

The sympathetic nervous system, a complex and fascinating part of the human body, is responsible for regulating situations that cause anxiety and stress. It reacts when your body senses danger. You probably aren’t aware of how often this system springs…

The Mystery of Consciousness

What exactly is consciousness? Scientists and philosophers have tried to solve the mystery of consciousness for a long time. Consciousness is everything you experience. The warmth of hugs, the sweetness of that strawberry ice cream you like so much, the…

Learn about the Guilt Area of the Brain

The guilt area of the brain is related to shame in a very intimate way.  However, it’s been proven that these areas don’t activate in certain people. Not surprisingly, this is the case of narcissists and those who’re capable of…

Harald Schultz-Hencke: A Dissident Psychoanalyst

Harald Schultz-Hencke was a German psychiatrist and psychotherapist who was born in Berlin on August 18th, 1892. Although there isn’t a lot of information on his childhood, we do know that his mother was a graphologist and his father was…

Measures of Dispersion in Statistics

Measures of dispersion play an important role in any data set. These measures go along with the measures of central tendency and show you the variability of your data.  Measures of central tendency will show you the different ways you can…

Neuroscience and the Consumer’s Brain

Selling more and better is one of the goals of capitalism. This is why companies strive to ensure that consumers want to buy their products. Advertising, marketing campaigns, and persuasion techniques are used to improve sales. And if this weren’t…

Learn All about Antipsychotics

People can only buy antipsychotics with a prescription. They’re approved for treating mental health problems characterized by psychotic symptomology. For example, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and some forms of bipolar disorder or severe depression. Some antipsychotics can also be used to…

Psychiatric Drugs in Children and Teenagers

Mental illnesses are one of the greatest epidemics of the 21st century. Countless statistics show the concerning rise in the consumption of anti-anxiety and antidepressive drugs. But what’s even more concerning is how it’s become quite common to prescribe psychiatric…

How Many Types of Love are There?

How many types of love are there? In order to answer this question, we’re going to go over a theory that anthropologist Helen Fisher developed. In this framework, there are three brain systems in charge of three different types of…

What Happens When You Stop Writing By Hand?

With the arrival of new technologies, pencil and paper have become obsolete. However, since the research shows that there are significant benefits to writing by hand, you have to ask yourself, what happens when you stop writing by hand? Are…

The Effects of Caffeine on Depression

Many people are not able to open up their curtain every morning without their daily cup of coffee. But, what are the actual effects of caffeine on someone’s mental health or depression? This question continues to be hotly debated. When…

Emil Kraepelin: The Father of Modern Psychiatry

The name Emil Kraepelin is one of the most important in the history of medicine. He’s basically the father of modern psychiatry, psychiatric genetics, and psychopharmacology. He was also the main figure in promoting the field of biological psychiatry, which sees mental…

Cognitive Characteristics of an Abuser

Neuroscience has allowed us to take a look at the main cognitive characteristics of an abuser in a romantic relationship. Now, they don’t correspond to a certain gender exclusively: they apply to men and women equally. In other words, these features…

The Neurobiology of Human Attachment

Attachment is a defining characteristic of mammals. Thus, research on the neurobiology of human attachment is also based on animal research. Recent studies suggest that attachment is based on the interaction of oxytocin and dopamine in the corpus striatum.  What…