Research

All advances in neuroscience come from scientific discoveries and studies. In this section, you’ll be kept up-to-date with the latest research on this fascinating field.

Why Do Women Live Longer?

Why do women live longer than men? It happens in all animal species. In fact, the scientific community has been trying to answer this question for many years. They’ve taken into account countless biological and psychosocial factors. And even though…

Descriptive Statistics in Psychology

Statistics is the branch of mathematics that studies variability, as well as the process that generates it by following the laws of probability. It’s necessary both to do research and to understand how it’s currently being conducted beyond the conclusions…

Neurogaming: Playing with Your Brain

Neurogaming is a new way to play video games. It involves using your brain waves to perform actions within the games. This new technique emerged from the latest advances in gaming as well as neuroscience. Some experts are convinced that…

The Study of Forgetfulness

Memory has been the focal point of psychology for centuries. One of the most fascinating, and often frustrating, aspects of memory is forgetfulness. Interestingly, the type of information, as well as situational contexts, play a key role in our ability…

Myths and Facts about Sleep Learning

Sleep learning (hypnopedia) has gotten a lot of attention in recent years. Some marketing campaigns claim that all you have to do is play an audio lesson while you sleep and, when you wake up, you’ll have acquired new knowledge.…

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…

How Generosity Affects the Brain

In general, being generous is a pleasant experience. In fact, one of the main reasons why people are generous with others is that it feels good. Experts call it the “warm glow” effect. Recent research has taken a closer look…

Can You Reverse Memory Loss?

A well-known fact of human life is that memory tends to deteriorate with age. However, recent studies show that there might be a way to reverse memory loss. New techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation may be able to reverse…

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…