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The Health Effects of Bullying

Bullying negatively affects our health. This behavior that hurts, humiliates, and invalidates people doesn’t just lead to anxiety or stress. Anyone who’s been bullied can develop depression, chronic pain, digestive problems, or even insomnia. They can even suffer these effects…

Nociceptors: All about Pain Receptors

We all experience pain. Sometimes, even our own organism causes pain by triggering inflammation. Now, although we all feel pain, we’re not well-informed on the sensory neurons that are involved in it. In this article, we’ll be talking about nociceptors,…

The Effects of Pesticides on the Brain

The effects of pesticides on the brain can be quite serious, especially when the individual is exposed to them for a long time. Each year, the chemical industry recalls hundreds of products from the market because they realized they had…

Alien Hand Syndrome

Alien hand syndrome (AHS) is an uncommon neurological disorder. However, due to the severe disabilities it causes, it’s a condition we should learn about. The body experience is a very complicated process. In fact, it involves multiple sensory signals. When there’s…

The Anxious Brain and the Worry Cycle

The anxious brain usually experiences more worry than fear. It feels exhausted and with limited resources, due to the repetitive worries and an ongoing feeling of threat and pressure. Neuroscience tells us that this is the result of amygdala hyperactivity.…

Your Brain Can Heal You

Your brain changes with every new thought, new thing you learn, and new experience you have. This plastic, complex, and fascinating organ can be our ally when it comes to preventing and treating endless conditions. That’s why understanding that your…

What is Connectionism?

Understanding how the brain works is one of the biggest challenges in the field of psychology. Thus, different approaches and perspectives exist. In fact, there was a revolution after the emergence of cognitive psychology and the Turing machine. From then…

What is Cognitive Restructuring?

What would happen if your partner left you? You’d probably feel terrible. However, would it really be that bad? How many other horrible things are happening in the world? How many of them are worse than breaking up with your…