Track the turtles

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

Some mentions about the latest topic

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

Gender differences and sexual preferences

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

Autism

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

Spatial memory, grid cells and…honeycomb?!

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?!