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The Big Brain: How Our Brains Learn Consciousness
There are tons of different theories about what type of brain activity causes consciousness. Let's explore some of them.
The Big Brain: Your Brain on Psilocybin
Scientists are looking into the therapeutic possibilities of psilocybin-containing mushrooms, which humans have been taking for centuries.
The Big Brain: What Squids and Frogs Taught Us About How Brain Cells Talk
In the early days of neuroscience, scientists studied squids and frogs to learn how brain cells communicate.
The Big Brain: Are Your Eyes Part of Your Brain?
When you think of a brain, you probably imagine that pink, wrinkly organ in your skull, but we don't have to stop there!
The Big Brain: Remote Control Brain Receptors
Is it possible to turn on parts of our brains that were inactive before? A technology called chemogenetics may give us the answer.
Psych 101: The Dark Side of Disgust
Disgust serves a useful biological purpose, but this visceral emotion does a lot more than that. Let's find out how it influences us.
Psych 101: Why It's So Hard to Admit You're Wrong | Cognitive Dissonance
Sometimes our behavior and our beliefs don't match. And this mismatch can lead to stress. Can we learn anything from this discomfort?
Psych 101: Hemispatial Neglect: When Half Your World Disappears
Losing half of the world sounds like a weird, abstract dream state. But for those who develop hemispatial neglect, that's what happens.
Psych 101: Why Do Our Brains Have Distinct Hemispheres?
Let's explore some interesting theories about why and how our brain hemispheres evolved.
Psych 101: Where Are All the Women with ADHD?
For a long time, most people saw ADHD as "a boy thing." Today, that mindset has started to shift. Let's find out what some studies report.
Relationships: Why a Bad Series Finale Ruins the Whole Show?
Unsatisfactory show finales reflect common types of relationships we build with fictional characters. But there is a psychology behind it.
Relationships: Why Are We Attracted to People Who Look Like Us?
Why do we choose to date people who look like us, and what's the scientific explanation behind it? Let's find out!
Relationships: Why We Love Movie Villains (According to Psychology)
Have you ever been drawn to the villain from the movie you have watched? Well, there is an explanation for it.
Relationships: 3 Friendly Robots Improving Our Social Lives
You might think of robots as unemotional and maybe even cold, but some robots are specifically programmed to help people.
Relationships: What Social Distancing Actually Is & What it Means for Mental Health
Social distancing is a time-honored tool for slowing the spread of contagious pathogens. But it can also take a toll psychologically.
Experiments: How Music Can Heal the Brain
For thousands of years, people have been using music for healing. But can music's effects on movement or speech rewire our brains?
Experiments: This Jawless Fish Could Help Treat Brain Diseases
Let's find out how the jawless fish's immune system can be the key to unlocking a new treatment for a human brain disease.
Experiments: How Fake Internet Accounts Divide Us and How to Stop Yourself From Falling for Them
Is there a way to spot fake posts coming from fake Internet accounts? Let's find out!
Experiments: How to Write Directly on the Brain
Our brain does a lot of processing before we even perceive an image. But scientists have found a way to hack the visual process.
Experiments: 3 Ways Physics Can Help Us Understand the Brain
Brains are mysterious and also hard to study. But, sometimes, scientists can use techniques from other disciplines to get a clearer picture.
Disorders: Meet Your Microglia: Your Brain's Overlooked Superheroes
Behind every successful neuron in our brain is a glial cell - particularly one type of them: microglia.
Disorders: Why Does Lithium Help Bipolar Disorder?
Lithium has a diverse list of uses. But let's find out how it can help in treating patients with bipolar disorder.
Disorders: The Overlooked Connection Between ADHD and Sleep
Does ADHD lead to sleep problems in some people, or do sleep problems lead to ADHD symptoms? Let's see how ADHD and sleep are related.
Disorders: Schizophrenia May Be an Autoimmune Condition
We don't know how exactly schizophrenia develops or what causes it. But some research has found that it might be an autoimmune condition.
Disorders: When Insomnia Becomes Deadly
We explore what causes fatal familial insomnia and when insomnia becomes deadly.
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