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Mind Your Language

One of the most fundamental things separating humans from all other species on Earth is our ability to use language.... Read more →

Computing a Better Diagnosis

Although the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has helped standardize the diagnosis of mental health disorders, it fails to fully consider the biological bases of these conditions. Explore how the field of computational psychiatry is overcoming the DSM’s shortcomings in order to improve diagnoses and treatments.

Biomaterial Scaffolds

Spinal cord injuries can be devastating for patients, but research is constantly uncovering new treatments. Read about the promising research on biomaterial scaffolds, an emerging technology with great healing potential.

Bug Off: The Neural Effects of Insecticides

Insecticides disrupt nervous system function, making them very effective at killing their targets. However, they also have the potential to harm other organisms. Discover the mechanisms by which insecticides operate and consider the unintended consequences of their use.

Medical Mushrooms: Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy

Psilocybin is currently classified as a Schedule I, abuse-forming drug with no medicinal purpose. However, recent research suggests that this “magic mushroom” drug may hold the key to treating depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric conditions. Read on to learn more about the potential benefits of psilocybin.

Up and Running

Athletes often use the term “runner’s high” to describe their positive post-workout feelings. But what exactly are the neural mechanisms that cause runner’s high? Explore the neuroscience behind this exercise phenomenon.

Speak Your Mind

Inner speech is thought to be significant for memory and self-awareness, but what role does it play in schizophrenia and Autism Spectrum Disorders? Dive in to discover a possible link between inner speech and mental disorders.

Non-Invasive Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation is a hot topic in current neuroscience, but despite the benefits, the required neurosurgery can lead to many complications. Read about an emerging non-invasive technique and its potential applications.

In Your Dreams: Insights from Dream Research

Dreams have intrigued scientists for decades, but the question of why we dream remains unanswered. Learn about the connection between neural processes and our dreams, as well as two popular theories about the purpose of dreaming.