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

Shooting lasers into brains: A new sci-fi novel or something to get used to?

In 1979, Nobel laureate Francis Crick mused about how wonderful it would be to find a way to control just one type of brain cells while leaving others untouched1. Twenty years later, seeing all the shortcomings of electrophysiology (low precision in targeting cells) and pharmacological manipulations (too slow in comparison to real neurotransmission), he went … Continue reading Shooting lasers into brains: A new sci-fi novel or something to get used to?