Oxytocin – The Story of a Misunderstood Hormone

Picture: CC license, https://stocksnap.io/photo/EUWYCOBR4B Oxytocin is a hormone that is involved in many processes like birth and lactation, as well as attachment, prosocial behaviors and stress [1-4]. But despite its versatility, most certainly you have heard of it as “the love hormone” - and it is no wonder that you have this connection in mind: Many … Continue reading Oxytocin – The Story of a Misunderstood Hormone

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?

With the U.S. Presidential Elections looming around the corner, you don’t have to be American to find yourself following the campaigns, be it voluntarily or involuntarily.  You might have had a myriad of thoughts, ranging from “Haha, there’s no way he’s running for President!” to “Haha, there’s no way anyone would vote for him!” to … Continue reading Does “Neuropolitics” Make Neuroscience Great Again?