Category: Neurobiology

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łysa kobieta

Memory problems and other cognitive disorders after chemotherapy

Neurobiology, 01-11-2020

Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy often experience problems with memory, attention, and other cognitive disorders. These dysfunctions are called “chemobrain” and they often hinder work or study and reduce quality of life. What is the cause of them?

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tabletki

The effect of placebo on the brain

Neurobiology, 26-10-2020

You are probably familiar with the term “placebo effect”. The substance indifferent to the body causes improvement through psychological mechanisms. The patient believes that an improvement will take place and therefore it actually does. However, this is not pure psychology. Placebo causes changes in the brain similar to those caused by administration of the drug.

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cząsteczka noopeptu
cząsteczka noopeptu

Noopept and its effects on the brain

Neurobiology, 25-10-2020

Noopept is a substance sold as a nootropic drug, i.e. it improves the functioning of the central nervous system. We won’t find it in any pharmacy, but it is sold in some online stores. It is often purchased to improve cognitive functioning, including improving memory and concentration. What does science say about its effectiveness and […]

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dziurawiec zwyczajny
dziurawiec zwyczajny

Can herbs cure depression?

Neurobiology, 21-10-2020

Herbal medicines are often considered safer for health and as effective or even better than “chemical” drugs. In the treatment of depression, St. John’s wort is most often indicated, but you can also read about other herbal preparations helpful in the treatment of this disease. What do scientific studies say about their effectiveness?

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twarz bez emocji
twarz bez emocji

Alexithymia or emotional illiteracy

Neurobiology, Psychology, 20-10-2020

The term “alexithymia” was introduced in the 1970s by Sifneos and Nemiah, who noticed that patients with psychosomatic diseases often have problems with talking about their emotions, focus on details, have poor imagination and a rigid body posture. The term comes from the Greek words a – lack, lexis – the word, thymos – emotions, […]

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makaron bezglutenowy

The role of diet in autism spectrum disorders

Neurobiology, 18-10-2020

It is not difficult to find information on the internet about the benefits of a special diet in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Most often, parents decide to introduce a gluten-free and dairy-free diet, but it is not a problem to find positive information also about other diets. The problem, however, is finding scientific […]

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strach

The smell of emotions

Neurobiology, 17-10-2020

It is well known that many animals communicate their emotional states by changing their body odor, but the role of the sense of smell in humans has been underestimated for many years. However, research indicates that communication of emotions through smells also occurs in us.

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róża

Smell can help you learn

Neurobiology, 16-10-2020

It has long been known that sleeping after learning can help you remember what you’ve learned. However, not everyone knows that this effect can be enhanced thanks to the smells perceived by the brain during learning and then sleeping.

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dziewczynka

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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