How does your brain stop unwanted thoughts?

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?

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Taking the leap – new perspectives on risk-taking in adolescence

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

What a sham? Making up our minds about acupuncture. Issues on research with alternative medicine; what can we learn from acupuncture in neuroscience?

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?