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
Thinking in another language may change your perception of the world Continue reading Language as a Thinking Tool
How to eat for a happy and healthy brain When you hear the word diet – do you think about your body or your brain? You probably know that sugar is bad for your teeth, that you need protein to build muscle and that vitamins are essential for keeping your body healthy. But do you also know what to eat for your mental health? The … Continue reading Brain Food
A BRIEF GAZE AT THE NEUROSCIENCE OF EYE GAZE The eyes are the window to your soul. ―William Shakespeare The eye has been frequently referred to as an opening, a portal into our souls. Making eye contact is a fundamental tool in establishing rapport between humans and some other animal species. It’s needed for all types of connections – social, romantic and professional. Surely there … Continue reading A BRIEF GAZE AT THE NEUROSCIENCE OF EYE GAZE
Have you ever experienced something out of the ordinary? A whispering voice or a face in the shadows? These experiences may be frightening, but in reality, are natural and pretty cool! Continue reading PAREIDOLIA AND THE PARANORMAL: Is Your Mind Playing Tricks on You?
What is morality? Really, what is morality? Is there any inherently good or bad out there? Is it innate or learned? These questions have been keeping the philosophy of morality busy for a very long time. However, the relevance of the topic is not limited to the field of philosophy. We perceive, we feel, we think, and we act with our brain. Hence, we make … Continue reading Is morality coded in our brains?
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?
Whether it’s the presence of an all-knowing being, a comforting origin story, or fables that tell us something about ourselves, humans seem to love religion! Can we figure out why? Continue reading Hard-Wired for Religion
Ever stood in awe of North Korea’s cheerleaders, or chuckled at old pictures of mom’s perm and dad’s extravagant mustache, wondering how much of your behavior is a product of your immediate social environment? Continue reading Same same but different: Social norms and the brain