Category: Neurobiology

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Rett Syndrome

Neurobiology, 22-09-2020

Rett syndrome is a rare neurological disorder with a genetic background. Due to its symptoms, it is often confused with autism or cerebral palsy. Children with Rett Syndrome also often get an unfounded diagnosis of mental disabilities.

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tabletki

Are antidepressants just placebo?

Neurobiology, 02-09-2020

Maybe not “just”, because the effectiveness of antidepressants is not low, but – as Irving Kirsch proves – their effectiveness is only due to the strong placebo effect. He came to such conclusions thanks to a detailed analysis of studies on antidepressants, including those that have not been published.

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mężczyzna w znieczuleniu poddawany elektrowstrząsom

Electroshock therapy in the treatment of depression

Neurobiology, 29-08-2020

Electroshock therapy – a method of treatment introduced into psychiatry in the first half of the 20th century is still used today. It is used to this day due to its high efficiency. However, the way this therapy is carried out has changed. Today, electroconvulsive therapy is not as dangerous and painful as it used […]

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szkoła

Chronotype of teenagers, or why lessons in schools should start at 11 am

Neurobiology, 20-03-2020

Chronotype is a feature that determines what time of activity the body prefers. People with the morning chronotype are commonly called “morning larks” and people with the evening chronotype – “night owls“. Like all our traits, it is partly genetically determined, and partly other factors – social, cultural and environmental. And like any other feature […]

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ilustracja rytmu serca

AWAreness during REsuscitation – results of the study

Neurobiology, 06-03-2020

In the article on the Near Death Experiences, I mentioned research that was to answer the question of whether it is possible to separate from the body, which is sometimes reported by survivors of cardiac arrest. Learn about the results of the research.

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geje

Homosexuality – congenital or acquired?

Neurobiology, 24-02-2020

Some say that sexual orientation is genetically determined and therefore impossible to change, while others believe that it arises during life, so we have influence on it and we can change. In part, they both are right but also in part both are wrong.

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melatonina

Melatonin not only for sleep

Neurobiology, 11-02-2020

Melatonin is known as the “sleep hormone”, but its importance for the body is much broader. It influences, among others the immune system, it is a powerful antioxidant, and newer studies indicate that it can be helpful in the treatment of obesity, osteoporosis and other common diseases in the elderly.

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khat

Cathinone and methcathinone – little known drugs

Neurobiology, 06-01-2020

In certain circles probably well known, but for me not until recently at all. Cathinone and methcathinone – how they work, how they are obtained, and the risk of taking them. Anticipating the questions – I didn’t try, I only rummaged in books and the Internet ;)

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bliźniaczki nie do odróżnienia

Face blindness or prosopagnosia

Neurobiology, 22-12-2019

It seems obvious to us that we recognize our friends, neighbors and family, we can see them in a group of strangers and recognize them even if they change their hair style or dress. However, there are people for whom this is a problem. Prosopagnosia, i.e. the inability to recognize a face, can make life […]

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kwasy omega-3

Omega-3 fatty acids and mental health

Neurobiology, 24-11-2019

It is widely known about the beneficial effects of omega-3 fatty acids on the cardiovascular system, but not everyone knows that these compounds also have a positive effect on mental health. The nervous system contains over 60% fatty acids, of which 30% are polyunsaturated fatty acids, which include omega-3 fatty acids. They take part in […]

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