A symphonic masterpiece of feelings, behaviors and experiences, as well as a warehouse of memory and awareness, it’s no surprise the brain is still a mystery to itself. So, what do we truly know about the brain? Better yet, what are we buying into that isn’t actually backed by fact? Let’s see what science says about the brain and throw out myths that hold us back from truly knowing ourselves. Continue reading Are You being Hoodwinked by Neuromyth?
Social Hierarchy. What is it good for? Continue reading An average essay on Social Hierarchy
This idea – debunked in its early form decades ago – has recently been brought back again with some interesting new approaches. Continue reading Can you learn in your sleep?
Let’s just relax and sit back because this will not be just another article on Trump’s mental health issue. Continue reading “Unfit President” vs. “Armchair Psychiatry”
Tears are an almost unavoidable part of life. But have you ever asked yourself why we cry when we are sad? Continue reading A small insight into the tears we cry
“Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human…” ― Aristotle, Politics It is not news that Aristotle saw sociality as a defining point of human nature. Interestingly, his idea is backed by modern evolutionary neuroscientists who claim that exactly complex social behavior is the precursor of the primate brain enlargement … Continue reading Sociality – is it really that important?
As you’re reading this, your heart is beating somewhere between 60 and 100 times per minute, it’s generating electrical signals in the heart to maintain that pace, and your blood is being pushed against your artery walls with each beat. The autonomic nervous system, which regulates not just the heart but also other internal organ functions like digestion, respiration, and sexual arousal, is extremely active. … Continue reading Think with your head, AND with your heart
I find that when I start eating certain foods, I end up eating much more than planned. I find myself continuing to consume certain foods even though I am no longer hungry. I want to cut down or stop eating certain kinds of food. I have found that I have elevated desire for or urges to consume certain foods when I cut down or stop … Continue reading Hi, my name is _______ and I’m addicted to food
Why does music hold such an important place in our lives? Insights from neuroscience.
Continue reading Sound of Music or Sound of Silence: Why We Find Music Rewarding
“Flatliners” is a recent movie about medical students experimenting with near-death experiences and the consequences of “playing god”. But what does science tell us about what goes on in our brains after we die? Continue reading Flatliners: What is going on in your brain after you die?
Thinking in another language may change your perception of the world Continue reading Language as a Thinking Tool
What’s happening on today’s brain scene may have far reaching implications for the clinicians of tomorrow. See here! Continue reading Build for me a brain.