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Why do people commit suicide?

Psychology, 01-11-2020

About 7,000 people a year try to commit suicide in Poland alone. Almost 5,000 do it effectively. Why? What makes a person decide to end his/her life and what factors are conducive to such behavior?

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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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zabawa z delfinami
zabawa z delfinami

Dolphin Therapy – is it worth it?

Psychology, 24-10-2020

Dolphin therapy is presented as an effective and fascinating method of therapy recommended in autism, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy and many other disorders. Its effectiveness is allegedly due to contact with dolphins and ultrasound emitted by these animals. How much truth is there and is it worth taking dolphin therapy?

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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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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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kolory

The influence of colors on emotions and abilities

Psychology, 14-10-2020

Colors are a very important issue for many people. Choosing the right color for the interior or clothing is often a difficult decision. However, those who expect that I will give simple advice will be disappointed ;) The psychology of colors is not yet a developed field of science and there are no simple tips. […]

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