The growing popularity of conspiracy theories raises questions about the psychological and physiological causes that lead to our tendency to believe in them. Why are some people more susceptible to conspiracy theories than the other? Let’s try to figure it out from a neuroscientific point of view! Continue reading Can I Trust My Brain?
The emerging field of Neuroeconomics is making fast advances in helping us understand the neural underpinning of how, for example, we make purchase decisions. Continue reading What money does in your brain: Insights from the field of Neuroeconomics
Do you believe in free will? – striking experiment results in real life underlying a sensational Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Netflix show Continue reading Ready-made Free Will: Decoding Voluntary Choices
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