Do you have a default state? That is, in your mind (or is it your brain?)? How network dynamics help to answer the question of the many defaults. Continue reading A tale of the default state of the brain
Why this question is essentially equivalent to the mind-body problem and what we can learn about it from philosophy, machine learning and even mathematics. Continue reading Can we ever understand the brain?
Neuroscience might have the answer: GABA, a neurotransmitter that plays a major role in suppressing unwanted thoughts and memories. And there’s good news: You can actually help your brain to improve this process! Continue reading How does your brain stop unwanted thoughts?
Find out why you should care about the struggle against the privatization of knowledge. Continue reading The enemy of your enemy
Why does our tendency to take risks peak in adolescence? When taking a closer look, recklessness in adolescence may be critical for the development of our identity. Continue reading Taking the leap – new perspectives on risk-taking in adolescence
Do you think animal research can be justified? Have you ever argued with someone who didn’t share your opinion and discovered that it was hard to convince that person? It seems there simply is no common ground in this discussion. But why? This article tackles this question from a moral decision-making perspective. Continue reading Discounting our knowledge: Thinking of animal research as moral decision making
Following the civil war in Syria, Europe has granted asylum to thousands of refugees in 2015 and 2016. Teaching the local language to the newly arrived is an important key element to achieve a successful integration. Let’s examine science behind it! Continue reading How to Learn “Alienese”?
How do we see humanness in others, and why do we dehumanise? Continue reading Notpeople, blobfish and emotional desk lamps
Tis the season to be jolly! But what about those who can’t just stop at ‘jolly’, and keep drinking to a much darker place? Continue reading Crossing An Invisible Line– When One Is Too Many
Ever wondered what’s going on in the brain of [insert here your favorite artist/idol] while creating a masterpiece? How is it different from us, the envious commoners? When Neuroscience takes a glance at creative flow. Continue reading Go with the flow: Creativity and Improvisation