Ho-ho-ho! Look what Santa brought us here! This awesome neuroscience blog has awoken from the master thesis-induced hibernation and is ready to bring the wonder of neuroscientific discovery to the masses again! What a great present! (I know, you might have asked for a new laptop or a promotion. Talk it out with Santa, I’m doing what I can here).
As this year (thankfully) nears its end I sampled some of the most interesting and prominent neuroscience studies of 2017 to make you go whoa. Buckle up kiddos, this one is gonna be a handful!
A lot has happened in the neuroscience world while I was writing my term papers and suffering at the hands of my master thesis: Elon Musk, for one, launched a company aimed at merging human brain with AI, while more down-to-earth researchers showed how brain starts to obsessively clean itself due to lack of sleep, found a binge-eating flip switch and a possible reason for why adults have more cognitive control than teenagers. Read More
Neuroscientists did not sit idly by in the past month: while you were going about your business they discovered a giant neuron wrapping itself around the entire mouse brain, recognized the differences between experienced improv comedians and newbies struggling to be funny (apart from the obvious jokes quality) and took the first ever 3D image of LSD bound to a brain receptor. Read More
The new year has barely started and neuroscience already has new discoveries to offer. Like, did you know how to turn a mouse into a blood-thirsty maniac? How to make single neurons commit suicide? How to train bacteria to kill? And what the hell does it all have to do with the brain? Read on for the answers! Read More
If keeping up with political news starts getting you down (can’t blame you for that) then I have something for you: good old neuroscience discoveries with zero mentions of Trump! Read More
Neuroscience, it’s a-progressing. While you were going about your business the scientists found out how space can mess with your brain, identified a new target for antidepressants and hinted at a way to slow down aging. Read More
The last month brought a lot of news, some were joyful (for people with anxiety) and some less so (for weed connoisseurs). But no matter which group you belong to, all of them were exciting. Read More
As usual, recent discoveries from the field of neuroscience continue to shed light on our mysterious lump of fat and make it clear that we are already living in the future. Read More
Due to the life-consuming exams I underwent recently the timespan to cover is a bit larger this time. So here is your monthly neuroscience new block featuring wine and chocolate, brain being more complex than we expected, hypnotised brain and how brain stimulation helps your memory while you sleep. Read More
It is this time of the month again: Time to overview the cool stuff neuroscience discovered in the last two (okay, almost three) weeks! On the agenda today: How scientists can read your mind, why you better should clean up your work desk right about now, new victories in the fight against Alzheimer's and some encouragement for your scribblings on the old newspapers or writing Harry Potter fan fiction in your secret notebook. Read More