Those of you who love Neuroscience and Neuroscience only, I must warn you: This is not a Neuroscience-related article! This article is about turtles. And as much as I would like to get an insight into these creatures’ minds, knowing how invasive the current techniques are and that there is not yet a vast literature on … More Track the turtles
Once upon a time, I promised I was going to write an article about how emotions affect our decision-making and why it is actually important not to ignore the feelings we have in certain situations…For several, unexplainable reasons I kept postponing this idea, and for that I am very sorry. Having said that, there is … More Emotions and the brain
I recently came across a very interesting post on Facebook, written in Romanian. This post especially caught my attention first of all because it had been made by a group very dear to me, Yourself; secondly, the topic was exactly the one I was thinking about for my next article. It’s about the role of … More Yourself…and decision-making!
Some of you have emailed me asking about what things we should stay away from during pregnancy, in order to avoid changing the normal course of a baby’s development. If you remember from the article about gender identity and sexual preferences see here, one of the most important factors in an individual’s development is represented by sex hormones … More Some mentions about the latest topic
When it comes to gender and sexual orientation, most of you would probably agree that it has always been a controversial topic. Not only are people’s opinions mixed about a variety of aspects related to gender and sex (the differences between males and females; the “gay problem”; the transgender and transsexual “trend” etc.), but it … More Gender differences and sexual preferences
As I was thinking about the way I should structure this article, a question kept running through my head: ‘If we were to choose, should we choose to be cool “idiots” or anti-social geniuses?’ At first, the common sense replied quite harshly: “You cannot really put things like this, as when it comes to human … More Autism
It took me a while to figure out whether to divide this article into two parts or to sum up everything in one long, possibly tedious reading. Honestly, I still don’t know, so I’ll just start writing and we shall see what it turns out to be. I’m sure you’ve all heard of schizophrenia – … More Mechanisms of schizophrenia
After seeing this article’s title, you might have thought: “That sounds rather boring. I mean, what is so interesting about the nose?” Perhaps the “memory” part aroused your curiosity, though. If that’s so, you might find the following reading worth having a look at, as you could discover some surprising things about the “nose”. I’d like to … More Smells, learning and memory
Remember when we talked about memory? One very important aspect you should never forget is that there are many types of memory (stored in different areas of the brain). Today I’d like to discuss a particular and very important type of memory, known as spatial memory. As a matter of fact, I’m going to be even more specific: … More Spatial memory, grid cells and…honeycomb?!
We are all well aware of how serious and, unfortunately, wide-spread drug addiction is, yet we don’t actually know what makes people so dependent of a drug after they have started using it. Even more intriguing is why former addicts, who have stopped using drugs for weeks or months, revert back to drug use, knowing … More Why drugs are actually bad!