To answer this question, first we must look at what we are asking: what do we mean by “feel”? and what is “pain”? Continue reading Do insects feel pain?
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. But how accurate is our perception of testosterone and its role in male behaviour? Continue reading The Neuroscience of “Boys will be boys”: Exploring the link between testosterone and male aggression
Think about the wondrous fact that by reading this, these arbitrary symbols create words, then images and knowledge in your head. Impressive, isn’t it?
Have you ever wondered whether people also think in words or how meaning is stored in the brain? And if these “words” can be read? Continue reading Meaningful connections – On how the brain makes sense
What is it about this social exchange of information that is so appealing for us Homo Sapiens? As we will see, this social evolution may well be hardwired into the very fabric of our brains. Continue reading Homo Sapiens: The Social Animal
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
“Is it actually possible to directly transfer one’s experiences into another person’s brain?”
I addressed this question in my blog post on Brain to Brain Interfaces (BtBIs) in June 2016. Now here are the data and opinions collected from some of the readers to help answer it! Continue reading Your Opinions on Brain to Brain Interfaces
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?
On brains and buildings: It’s about time we turned our attention to architecture and its impact on our lives. Continue reading When Neuroscience Meets Architecture