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Why do we fear terror?

A walk-through the world of decision making under risk. Continue reading Why do we fear terror?

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Psychopathy: evidence that it is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men

Psychopaths wake the morbid curiosity within us, don’t they? Let’s explore some brain correlates of psychopathy, reflect upon some clinical difficulties and try to change our perspective about whose “fault” psychopathy is! Continue reading Psychopathy: evidence that it is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men

Blanks for the memories: Why we can’t remember our first years of life.

Recent findings reveal the causes of infantile amnesia. Do you remember how you learned to walk or speak? Do you have any memories about experiences before the age of three at all? No? Don’t worry, this phenomenon applies to all of us and is known as infantile amnesia. Infantile amnesia refers to the inability of adults to recall memories of early childhood. This fact seems … Continue reading Blanks for the memories: Why we can’t remember our first years of life.

Neurociencia y Educación: ¿mundos ajenos?

To read this post in English please click here. La Neurodidáctica y la Neuroeducación, ¿un aula basado en el cerebro? Cuando pienso en un “aula basada en el cerebro” me imagino una escena como ésta: ¿Qué te transmite la imagen? ¿Te gustaría que un aula fuera así? Para cualquier especialista en el ámbito de la enseñanza y el aprendizaje, la escena futurista del “Brain-Based Classroom” … Continue reading Neurociencia y Educación: ¿mundos ajenos?

What a sham? Making up our minds about acupuncture. Issues on research with alternative medicine; what can we learn from acupuncture in neuroscience?

Acupuncture seems to sit on both sides of the fence. For some uses it has been thoroughly studied and prescribed, while for others it has been recommended only because it might help and has minimal side effects. Continue reading What a sham? Making up our minds about acupuncture. Issues on research with alternative medicine; what can we learn from acupuncture in neuroscience?