Psychopathy: evidence that it is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men

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

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The neuroscience of tomorrow – reaching the brain from the outside

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

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?

The athletic brain – how neuronal signals influence sports performance

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