Ever stood in awe of North Korea’s cheerleaders, or chuckled at old pictures of mom’s perm and dad’s extravagant mustache, wondering how much of your behavior is a product of your immediate social environment? Continue reading Same same but different: Social norms and the brain
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
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?
“I totally followed through with my New Year’s resolutions!” – said no one ever “This year I’m gonna do it! I will stop procrastinating and start exercising. I will eat healthier and do my paperwork on time.” We all have put demands on our future selves at one point or another in our lives, often around December 31st and many a time fallen back into … Continue reading On the Neuropsychology of the Unconscious
You might have had a myriad of thoughts about the 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections, ranging from “Haha, there’s no way he’s running for President!” to “Haha, there’s no way anyone would vote for him!” to “What are these people thinking?!” to a final, desperate plea: “Can neuroscience explain this?!” Continue reading Does “Neuropolitics” Make Neuroscience Great Again?