The Effects of Music Therapy on Neurological Disorders

Society is quite familiar with the concept of therapy, as it has been utilized for several years now. However, as neuroscience continues to develop, a new form of therapy known as music therapy has emerged. While music therapy is generally new, neurologists believe that music can enhance or form neural networks in the motor cortex,…

The Minds of Serial Killers

Serial killers (individuals who murder multiple others and tend to have break or a “cool-off” period within their murders), and their stories constantly spur fascination among the public. But what do contemporary psychology and neuroscience have to say regarding what might be going on in these people’s heads? 

The Science Behind Déjà Vu

Have you ever looked at something and have had an eerie thought of familiarity? “Wait, I feel like I have already been here before..”, “This is so weird, I swear I met you somewhere..”, or even something as simple as, “I felt like I already bought the groceries for this week.” So, what is this…

The Brain: How does it actually work?

The brain, arguably it’s the human body’s most unexplored organ. That’s because it’s a very complicated organ that controls every possible aspect of our life. The way we think, how we feel, touch, see, and even something as simple as breathing, letting us stay alive every second.  The brain is made of about 60% fat…

Magic Mushrooms: A Revolutionary Clinical Treatment

Introduction  Psychedelics, additionally known as hallucinogens,  are a class of drugs that are hallucinogenic, and can cause changes in perception, mood, and cognitive processes when they are taken by individuals (1). The most well-known psychedelic is psilocybin  – the key compound in magic mushrooms, which are prominent for the hallucinogenic effects they induce when ingested…

Neurodegenerative Diseases: A Study of the Diagnostics, Risk Factors and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Abstract Progressive neuronal degeneration is a classic hallmark of many neurodegenerative diseases. The degenerative process is characterized by misfolded proteins, calcium deregulation and inflammation [11]. Even though such pathologies have been identified, they are often overlapping with other neurodegenerative diseases, making it difficult to pinpoint diagnosis [13]. In addition, there are several factors that can…

Brain Development 

Brain architecture is comprised of billions of connections between individual neurons across different areas of the brain. And this neural network is constructed from the bottom up–the first few years comprise of the simple and basic architectural design of the brain begins before birth and bleeds into adulthood.

An Evolutionary Explanation of Loneliness

Despite loneliness being a fairly common occurrence in daily life, not many may know about the way in which loneliness could aid humans in survival. This article thus explores the ironically beneficial mechanism of loneliness and addresses the problem of chronic loneliness on our health in modern times.

Your Brain On LSD

LSD is known to trigger hallucinations and unhinge one’s state of consciousness through mild and rapid changes in mood and perception. Ironically enough, this potent drug may also be a potential game-changer in treating mental disorders, specifically depression.

Neuroinfectious Diseases

Neuroinfectious diseases are infections of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. There are many different types of neuroinfectious diseases. Some of the neuroinfectious diseases are Neurosarcoidois, Transverse Myelitis, Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy, and more.

An Overview of Memory and Amnesia

Often described as simply the partial or total loss of memory, amnesia is one of those conditions we’ve all heard of, have seen in media and can somewhat grasp a hold of what it is. But aside from just waking up with no recall like in movie scenes, in reality, amnesia works in a much…

The Link Between Schizophrenia and Neuroplasticity

This paper reviews the connection between schizophrenia and neuroplasticity with a focus on the role drug use plays. In order to further understand this relationship, previous research and experiments were utilized that backed up the claim that a decrease in neuroplasticity leads to an increase in schizophrenic symptoms.

The Neuroscience Behind Hiccups

The quick gaps of air, amid a barrage of hiccups, is something that almost all of us can relate to. And while in evolution, hiccups haven’t been found to hold any significant value to survival, little is actually known about its pathophysiology, and what is its purpose. Learn more about the background, causes, and treatments…

Mental Health: What is Good Life?

Using research from the Mental Health Organization, an article by a professor of philosophy at University Dublin, Hallie Smith with the education of a Master’s degree, and a health and lifestyle writer, Markham Heid, this essay will showcase the key factors to life. These include relaxation, exercising, and use of idle time.

Does Personality Affect Genetics?

Creativity, temperament, curiosity, and compassion; these are just some of the pillars of what makes a person who they are. We must ask the question of whether personality is entirely up to us. Are we the ones driving the car to the path of identity, or is there a map? Does genetics play a role…

Insight into Human Intelligence

Intelligence is defined, in common psychology, as an intangible object and rather an ability to adapt to new situations , solve problems by learning, mentally assimilating into challenging environments , and overcoming obstacles. Intelligence can take a variety of forms, ranging from spatial, linguistic, intrapersonal, interpersonal, social, to emotional intelligence.

Glioblastoma: The Deadliest Brain Tumor

Glioblastomas (also known as GBM) are the most prevalent form of adult brain tumors, accounting for approximately 78% of all malignant tumors. They are usually very aggressive, which means they grow rapidly and spread quickly. The following article offers a brief overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, as well as different types of glioblastomas.

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