Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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From Brain Cells to Behavior
Elena Blanco-Suarez Ph.D.
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.