Optogenetics is being used more and more in neuroscience research. What is it and how can it be applied? Continue reading Shooting lasers into brains: A new sci-fi novel or something to get used to?
On brains and buildings: It’s about time we turned our attention to architecture and its impact on our lives. Continue reading When Neuroscience Meets Architecture
Recent findings show that older adults control their emotions better, experience less negative emotions, notice, remember, and focus on the pleasant facts and events, are prone to embellish their memories, and strongly believe in universal benevolence. Continue reading Second Blooming: Age-related Positivity Effect
There is so much bacteria in your gut that they can easily outweigh your brain. In recent years, researchers have found that the bacteria in our gut communicate with the brain and vice versa. Now we want to know how this communication takes place, whether the food we eat is altering our gut bacteria, and what types of signals they are sending to the brain. Continue reading It’s a Gut Feeling: What is our Gut Bacteria telling our Brain?
Discussions about the mind influencing the body’s functions, and the health of the body influencing the mind, have been a persistent part of folk medicine for centuries. The question then soon arises, to what extent, if at all, is there a scientific basis to such claims, removed from all the woohoo of alternative medicine? Continue reading The Mind, The Brain and Immunity