Oxytocin – The Story of a Misunderstood Hormone

Oxytocin is a hormone involved in a host of processes, like birth and lactation, but you have probably heard of it as the “love hormone”. In fact, this popular image of oxytocin may need an update. Continue reading Oxytocin – The Story of a Misunderstood Hormone

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Impenetrable faces: Social cognition and schizophrenia

What are the men in the picture feeling? It might seem like an easy question to you, but current research shows that people with schizophrenia might struggle with the answer. It is schizophrenia awareness week, so let’s seize this opportunity and talk about schizophrenia and the research on social cognitive impairments associated with this condition. Continue reading Impenetrable faces: Social cognition and schizophrenia

Does “Neuropolitics” Make Neuroscience Great Again?

You might have had a myriad of thoughts about the 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections, ranging from “Haha, there’s no way he’s running for President!” to “Haha, there’s no way anyone would vote for him!” to “What are these people thinking?!” to a final, desperate plea: “Can neuroscience explain this?!” Continue reading Does “Neuropolitics” Make Neuroscience Great Again?