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)
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