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
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
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?