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From Brain Cells to Behavior
Elena Blanco-Suarez Ph.D.
The development of artificial intelligence (AI) and neurotechnologies may represent a threat to our human rights. Scientists are making sure our neurorights will be protected.
The FDA approved a new drug to treat postpartum depression. Though its availability is questionable, it may help destigmatize this common condition.
Teenagers are considered impulsive, and bad at making decisions. Research is trying to decipher what is going on in the teenage brain and whether those assumptions are true.
Solitary confinement is an extreme form of loneliness. Neurobiology is trying to teach lawmakers its profound effects, and to make it more humane.
What does chemotherapy do to the brain? Half of cancer patients under chemotherapy report cognitive problems. Can we stop it?
What is misophonia? Why do we know so little about it? Is it a real condition? Though research is in its infancy, the mystery of misophonia begins to unravel.
Can we boost plasticity at older ages to help the brain self-repair? New research is revealing the role that lesser-known brain cells, astrocytes, could play.
Teenagers are more vulnerable to peer pressure, though no one is free from it. However, research on peer pressure is mainly focused on adolescents due to its potential consequences
Many neurological diseases have been wrongly taken as demonic possessions, and exorcisms can often result in emotional, psychological and even physical abuse of the patient.
Though scratching an itch can be very satisfying, it can also drive one crazy. What is behind that vicious cycle?
Humans have a special bond with their pets, and medicine has taken advantage of this special relationship in animal-assisted therapy.
Your cat's poop may contain the potential to alter your behavior.
The most popular simile is to compare computers to brains. But how accurate is this metaphor? Can we study a computer like we study brains?
Online ads, Russian bots, super-secret governmental projects, ... Manipulation and brainwashing are a matter of interest, and we are all potential subjects.
New study shows that supportive cells of the brain, called astrocytes, turn into enemies, promoting age-related function decline in healthy brains.
Serotonin, the brain chemical that is involved in "happiness," also influences our decision-making and our behavior toward others.
Can loneliness kill? Science shows us how feeling lonely has a life-saving purpose.
What is going on in the brain when a fighter gets punched or kicked in the head? Ex-UFC fighter Shannon Gugerty talks about his own experience.
Elena Blanco-Suarez, Ph.D., holds a doctorate in biochemistry and has been working in the field of neuroscience since 2010. She collaborates in several science communication and education projects.