How to eat for a happy and healthy brain When you hear the word diet – do you think about your body or your brain? You probably know that sugar is bad for your teeth, that you need protein to build muscle and that vitamins are essential for keeping your body healthy. But do you also know what to eat for your mental health? The … Continue reading Brain Food
Neuroscience might have the answer: GABA, a neurotransmitter that plays a major role in suppressing unwanted thoughts and memories. And there’s good news: You can actually help your brain to improve this process! Continue reading How does your brain stop unwanted thoughts?
Why does our tendency to take risks peak in adolescence? When taking a closer look, recklessness in adolescence may be critical for the development of our identity. Continue reading Taking the leap – new perspectives on risk-taking in adolescence
Tis the season to be jolly! But what about those who can’t just stop at ‘jolly’, and keep drinking to a much darker place? Continue reading Crossing An Invisible Line– When One Is Too Many
Did you know it is possible to train your brain while being physically active? Here are multiple reasons from a neuroscientific perspective for why you should exercise regularly! Continue reading Train Your Brain!
Are hallucination an infallible sign of psychosis? Not quite. Let’s have a look at this fascinating phenomenon which is more common than thought. Continue reading The Hallucinating Brain
Psychopaths wake the morbid curiosity within us, don’t they? Let’s explore some brain correlates of psychopathy, reflect upon some clinical difficulties and try to change our perspective about whose “fault” psychopathy is! Continue reading Psychopathy: evidence that it is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men
Have you ever wondered how do neuroscientist and neurosurgeons stimulate human brain? Let’s explore fascinating topic of deep brain stimulation… Continue reading The neuroscience of tomorrow – reaching the brain from the outside
Acupuncture seems to sit on both sides of the fence. For some uses it has been thoroughly studied and prescribed, while for others it has been recommended only because it might help and has minimal side effects. Continue reading What a sham? Making up our minds about acupuncture. Issues on research with alternative medicine; what can we learn from acupuncture in neuroscience?
Enter the world of the instant gratification monkey! Explore some possible cognitive and neurobiological underpinnings of procrastination. Continue reading Master Procrastinators, Unite! (tomorrow)