Investigating Burnout – Getting Burned Out?

“...in trying to keep his ideal world as upright as possible, it is terminated... inevitably leading to a collapse, Ben is diagnosed with burnout... Now the battle begins, against depression, self-doubt and prejudice. But also, the path to independent life begins...” [1]   These words are from the play, “Das Burnout”, which premiered last year … Continue reading Investigating Burnout – Getting Burned Out?

The Neuroscience of “Boys will be boys”: Exploring the link between testosterone and male aggression

Testosterone- the single word biological explanation accompanying the classic “Boys will be boys” slogan, oft-repeated as a rationalization for everything from mischief to bullying to violence to world wars. The sex hormone, occurring both in men and women (albeit in a much larger quantity in men) has been commonly linked to aggression, particularly male aggression.  … Continue reading The Neuroscience of “Boys will be boys”: Exploring the link between testosterone and male aggression

Runner’s high: the reason why running feels so great

Introduction Last summer was full of sports, starting with the UEFA Euro in France and carrying on with Olympics and Paralympics in Rio. It’s a lot of fun to watch sports, but it’s even more fun to do sports yourself. Remember this amazing feeling when you’re finishing your run and you feel like you’re on … Continue reading Runner’s high: the reason why running feels so great

Oxytocin – The Story of a Misunderstood Hormone

Picture: CC license, https://stocksnap.io/photo/EUWYCOBR4B Oxytocin is a hormone that is involved in many processes like birth and lactation, as well as attachment, prosocial behaviors and stress [1-4]. But despite its versatility, most certainly you have heard of it as “the love hormone” - and it is no wonder that you have this connection in mind: Many … Continue reading Oxytocin – The Story of a Misunderstood Hormone