Category: Neurobiology

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smog w warszawie

Smog can negatively affect brain development in children

Neurobiology, 01-01-2021

Air pollution has a negative impact not only on the respiratory and circulatory systems, but also on the nervous system, and children are particularly vulnerable. Pollution causes inflammation of the nerve tissue and may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life.

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para starająca się o dziecko
para starająca się o dziecko

Fertility neurobiology, or how stress influences fertilization difficulties

Neurobiology, 27-12-2020

It is well known that long-term stress leads to many disorders, such as depression, anxiety disorders, cardiovascular diseases, weakened immunity, and reduced fertility. However, it is also known that we are different from each other. Some of us are more resistant to stress and others are more sensitive. The same events in one person will […]

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bakterie jelitowe
bakterie jelitowe

Abnormal gut microbiota can contribute to anxiety disorders and depression

Neurobiology, 06-12-2020

The human body is home to nearly 100 quintillion bacteria that are essential to health. Their role in digestion is widely known, but recent studies have shown that the intestinal flora also plays an important role in brain function and may play a role in the development of anxiety and mood disorders.

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łysa kobieta
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
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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