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.

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.…

Exercise and Mental Health: How Much Is Too Much?

Exercise and mental health directly impact your overall health. Many studies suggest that exercise helps people cope with mental health problems and that it significantly boosts their well-being. However, a recent study confirmed a hypothesis that should come as a warning…

David Hume: Biography and Work

Philosophy is a discipline that tries to solve the mysteries of life, our world, and the reasons for our existence. Before science, humanity tried to answer certain questions in very different ways. First of all, there was a rise of…

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…

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…

Avoid Bad Research Practices with Pre-Registration

Investigations must be carried out in ethical ways. Researchers have to comply with ethical standards that ensure the validity of their research. However, in the past, some researchers have used bad research practices. These practices mainly consist of committing small infractions…

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…

The Von Restorff Effect

The von Restorff effect is our natural tendency to remember things that stand out from the rest. This is why some people call it “the isolation effect”. It was discovered in 1933 by Hedwig von Restorff, whose research led him to…

Five Interesting Antonin Artaud Quotes

Antonin Artaud’s quotes are beautiful. Antoin explored practically all literary genres, although he became famous as a poet and playwright. As a matter of fact, he’s known as the creator of the Theater of Cruelty. One can say that all modern theater…

Fans and Mirror Neurons

Fans have existed from the very beginning. There have always been leaders or figures who captivate other people and have a lot of followers. These fans follow them, admire them, and are sometimes even capable of making great sacrifices for them. Neuroscience…

The Anxious Brain and the Worry Cycle

The anxious brain usually experiences more worry than fear. It feels exhausted and with limited resources, due to the repetitive worries and an ongoing feeling of threat and pressure. Neuroscience tells us that this is the result of amygdala hyperactivity.…