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.

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…

The Differences Between the CAT Scan and the MRI Scan

Neuropsychology is the specialized branch of psychology responsible for the study of brain functioning and its relationship with human behavior. This branch seeks the possible existent correlations between the functions of the brain and behavior. To do this, it uses…

Can Mental Illnesses be Inherited?

Can mental illnesses be inherited? Many people have asked this question, especially if they have family who suffers from mental disorders. In addition, a lot of research shows that some mental disorders have a genetic component. 

Brain Tsunami: What Goes on in Your Brain Before You Die

A team of neurologists at the Hospital Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Germany) and the University of Cincinnati (United States) have made one of the biggest neurological discoveries of the year. The brain, right before death, creates a huge wave of electrical activity.…

Consciousness From a Neuroscience Perspective

Consciousness has always been a controversial, hard-to-research topic. For a lot of the 20th century, people systematically rejected research on consciousness, in both the psychological and scientific fields. One big reason was that behavioral perspectives back then demanded evidence for everything.…

Neuroscience: A Way to Understand How the Mind Acts

The goal of neuroscience has traditionally been to understand how the nervous system functions. Both functionally and structurally, this discipline wants to know how the brain is organized. Recently, it has gone further, wanting not only to learn how the…