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.

Unlearning: The Key to Move On

Learning, unlearning. You obtain knowledge, learn from experience, and also learn traditions and habits. You have to experience ways to think and things to believe in. You’ve learned from your family and friends. All of that learning molds who you…

Why and How Menopause Affects Sex Drive

Women have a lot more sex drive problems after menopause, as menopause seems to lower libido. Levels of estrogen drop after menopause, which can lead to reduced arousal and make sex more painful. Menopausal and post-menopausal women might notice that…

Myths and Facts about Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca is a sacred plant for several ancestral communities of Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru, among others. It has hallucinogenic effects similar to those of the so-called “psychedelic drugs”. People use this entheogen to elaborate a compound called ‘yagé’ from the…

What Is Mansplaining?

Mansplaining is when a man seems unusually condescending or patronizing, especially towards women. This phenomenon references those who follow a more traditional way of behaving and thinking. Although it’s usually subtle, this type of behavior is commonly related to machismo.…

Is Intelligence Really a Genetic Trait?

What determines a person’s intelligence? Many experts and studies state that your IQ is mainly a matter of your genetic makeup. Nevertheless, the relationship isn’t always as direct or as clear as it would appear. The truth is that there…

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,…

Stanislav Grof: His Life and Work

Stanislav Grof is one of the most influential figures in psychology. He has made a name for himself through fascinating research on altered states of consciousness and holotropic breathwork. He’s also one of the founders of one of the biggest…

Transdiagnostic Therapy for Anxiety

In the last decade, clinical psychology has seen numerous advances in the types of treatments available to help patients. One of them is transdiagnostic therapy. Usually, therapists learn to use a specific treatment for each psychopathology. However, some studies have…