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.

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…

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…

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…

Biopsychology Research Methods

Biopsychology research methods have evolved in the last decades. Although there are several biopsychology research methods, in this article, we’ll focus on those that study what happens in the brain under certain conditions. Authors such as Dewsbury (1991) define biopsychology…