Neuroscience

afternoon nap

How an afternoon nap can boost your language learning

One important part of language learning is to make associations among new words. This requires consolidation, a process can strengthen memories and make them...
Chocolates

Brain activity can predict chocolate sales

Neuroimaging technology deepens our understanding about the world. In a recent fMRI study, German researchers predict consumer behavior in a supermarket based on brain...
Activity of Different Topics on a Similar Timeline

Invisible Brain: Knowledge in Research Works and Neuron Activity

If the market has an invisible hand, does knowledge creation and representation have an “invisible brain”? While knowledge is viewed as a product of neuron...
Surprise

Tell me something I don’t know

Do you like surprises? If you don’t, it might be because our brain works very hard to avoid being surprised. The brain always tries to...
So hard to disagree

Why is it so hard to disagree?

We often find it hard to disagree with others, even though making autonomous choices is a basic human right. When we disagree with a loved...
D-BRAIN

D-BRAIN: a new way to simulate brain data

The brain is the controller of all our cognitive functions. It can be divided into two parts. The grey matter is where the real processing...
Altering the gut microbiome can trigger behavioral changes

Does our gut control our brain?

Humans are teeming with bacteria. The ones living in our guts are particular important because they can dramatically influence our health, both positively and...
The neuronal circuitry underlying male-specific courtship behaviour in flies

To mate or not to mate?

Mating behavior is a critical part in evolution. Animals often use colorful feathers, pretty songs, and elaborate courtship rituals to help them achieve a...