The athletic brain – how neuronal signals influence sports performance

About two months ago, on August 13th, top class swimmer Michael Phelps won his 23rd Olympic gold medal overall in the men's 4 x 100 m medley relay in Rio de Janeiro. It was his 5th gold medal during the Rio games, a storybook comeback of the world’s most successful Olympic champion of all time. … Continue reading The athletic brain – how neuronal signals influence sports performance

Beauty and the Brain – what we can learn from Neuroaesthetics

“I could paint that!” – I bet everyone has said or, at least, thought that while looking at an abstract painting in an art gallery or museum. A few circles, lines, or chaotic dabs of paint on a white canvas – so what? One of my favorite examples is a painting called Black Square by … Continue reading Beauty and the Brain – what we can learn from Neuroaesthetics