Enter the world of the instant gratification monkey! Explore some possible cognitive and neurobiological underpinnings of procrastination. Continue reading Master Procrastinators, Unite! (tomorrow)
Cellphones as an electromagnetic field generator
Only distractors or interfering with your thoughts?
Continue reading Cellphones as an electromagnetic field generator
In December, researchers were able to reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in mice using a flashing light. What’s more, this might tell us something about what consciousness entails in the human brain, and what gamma waves may have to do with it. Continue reading I See the Light! Waving Hello to Consciousness
Sometimes, depression doesn’t start in the brain!
How our immune system can trigger symptoms of depressive disorders. Continue reading Sick of it! Depression and the immune system
Experiencing excessive work-related stress and fatigue is common, but it takes a physical and emotional toll that is often underestimated. What is the mechanism behind burnout, and what distinguishes it from a mental disorder? Continue reading Investigating Burnout – Getting Burned Out?
With the 24/7 lifestyle becoming more and more prevalent, and people spending much less time outside, the ‘chronodisruption’ of our circadian rhythms will become an important factor in western health. Continue reading Tick-tock, tick-tock… What’s the time in your body?
In Rio 2016, Michael Phelps won his 23rd Olympic gold medal. It was his 5th gold medal during the Rio games, a storybook comeback of the world’s most successful Olympic champion of all time. I had to imagine where he keeps all these medals and how incredibly huge his trophy case has to be. But then I looked at the white wall in my small flat… no trophy case, no medals. Man, what am I doing wrong? Continue reading The athletic brain – how neuronal signals influence sports performance
What happens in your body when you experience runner’s high, and, in particular – what happens in your brain? Can this effect be beneficial in the long run (pun intended)? Continue reading Runner’s high: the reason why running feels so great
Why are people affected by stress differently? Let’s discuss the behavioral and neural mechanisms of stress, how these can differ between individuals, and what you can do to improve your own capacity to deal with stress. Continue reading Stress – why it affects some people but not others and what you can do to belong to the second group
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?