How can we use brain activity to control prosthetic limbs and provide autonomy to injured patients? Continue reading BCI-Based Neuroprosthetics: Merging Neuroscience with Technology
What is consciousness? Is it unique to humankind? What about animal consciousness? There is little that is more tantalising than the question of how and why consciousness came to exist in science. Continue reading Markers of Consciousness
As you’re reading this, your heart is beating somewhere between 60 and 100 times per minute, it’s generating electrical signals in the heart to maintain that pace, and your blood is being pushed against your artery walls with each beat. The autonomic nervous system, which regulates not just the heart but also other internal organ functions like digestion, respiration, and sexual arousal, is extremely active. … Continue reading Think with your head, AND with your heart
People everywhere, including you, are watching each other all the time, in many different situations. What matters most is how you feel about it… Continue reading Every Step You Take, I’ll Be Watching You
Imitation is a cognitive skill that human beings seem to master at remarkable ease. It is an important mechanism in social learning. Even newborn babies imitate. But do they really? Continue reading Imitation in Infants: Innate or Learned?
This idea – debunked in its early form decades ago – has recently been brought back again with some interesting new approaches. Continue reading Can you learn in your sleep?
Why does music hold such an important place in our lives? Insights from neuroscience.
Continue reading Sound of Music or Sound of Silence: Why We Find Music Rewarding
Thinking in another language may change your perception of the world Continue reading Language as a Thinking Tool
Most people have mixed feelings when it comes to teamwork. But how does your brain deal with it? Continue reading Brains in synchrony – the magic of being on the same wavelength
The silent production of words inside our brain (also referred in the literature as inner-voice or inner-speech), bridges language and thoughts. It’s estimated that we hear it for at least one-quarter of our conscious life! You are probably hearing it right now… Continue reading That little voice inside our heads