Some units in the brain are highly specialized. Communication between them is the key for integrating information into our conscious perception. But what happens if such integration fails, and how can the consequences be misinterpreted. Continue reading Two Ghosts in the Machine
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
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
Memory is often represented as something fixed, like an episode shot on a videotape, but it is seldom like that. In particular, social context can change our memories, highlighting the influence of social pressure in creating false beliefs. Continue reading How can other people influence our memories?
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?