The Hallucinating Brain

Are hallucination an infallible sign of psychosis? Not quite. Let’s have a look at this fascinating phenomenon which is more common than thought. Continue reading The Hallucinating Brain

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Psychopathy: evidence that it is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men

Psychopaths wake the morbid curiosity within us, don’t they? Let’s explore some brain correlates of psychopathy, reflect upon some clinical difficulties and try to change our perspective about whose “fault” psychopathy is! Continue reading Psychopathy: evidence that it is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men

When Emotions are misleading: Effects of Anxiety and Depression on Decision Making

Have you been feeling anxious or depressed lately? It’s okay, 2016 has been tough on all of us. Despite the discomfort that comes with negative emotions, they are a crucial part of our lives. However, when emotions get out of balance, they can lead to some pretty poor decision making. Continue reading When Emotions are misleading: Effects of Anxiety and Depression on Decision Making

Stress – why it affects some people but not others and what you can do to belong to the second group

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

Impenetrable faces: Social cognition and schizophrenia

What are the men in the picture feeling? It might seem like an easy question to you, but current research shows that people with schizophrenia might struggle with the answer. It is schizophrenia awareness week, so let’s seize this opportunity and talk about schizophrenia and the research on social cognitive impairments associated with this condition. Continue reading Impenetrable faces: Social cognition and schizophrenia