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How Lockdown Affects the Brain

Depending on our individual circumstances, confinement can affect us in different ways. We each have particular situations, unique contexts, and experience particular circumstances. On the other hand, within our own uniqueness, we’re all forced to comply with our governments’ guidelines…

The Brain Loves Surprises

Why does the brain love surprises? Surprise is a basic emotion caused by an unforeseen stimulus. When the surprise isn’t pleasant, it becomes a negative emotion such as fear, rage, or sadness. But when the surprise is positive, the result…

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…

All about the Lost Mariner

The Lost Mariner (2014) is truly fascinating, even though it was a real tragedy for its protagonist. This is a story about one of the many consequences that alcoholism can have on a person’s cognitive functions. In some cases, these consequences…

How Poverty Changes the Human Brain

Is it true that poverty changes the human brain? Well, many of the brain studies of the last 50 years concentrated on studying the effects of an enriched environment. They found that greater social and intellectual stimulation leads to structural and…