Can Looking at Food Photos Ruin Your Dinner?
Did You Know? / Sensation and Perception

Can Looking at Food Photos Ruin Your Dinner?

How many advertisements do you see each day?  If you could count them all (billboards, television commercials, sidebar advertisements on your Facebook feed), it would add up to almost 5,000!  An increasing proportion of these ads are for food, where companies try to increase brand awareness (who doesn’t know the McDonald’s jingle?) and purchase intentions … Continue reading

Sleep ‘til you’re Hungry. Eat ‘til you’re Sleepy.
Neuro News / Sensation and Perception / Sleep

Sleep ‘til you’re Hungry. Eat ‘til you’re Sleepy.

Have you ever tried to go to sleep hungry?  Believe me, it doesn’t work.  You just end up lying in bed, listening to your stomach growl, and dreaming about your favorite foods.  Have you ever experienced a “food coma?”  Think back to last Thanksgiving when you ate so much that all you wanted to do … Continue reading

The Psychopathic Brain: Broken and Free of Blame
Did You Know? / Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders / Popular Articles

The Psychopathic Brain: Broken and Free of Blame

What is it about a cold-hearted psychopath that intrigues us so? People who are known psychopathic serial killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy instill fear in us, but they also bring us some curiosity.  Perhaps the fear stems from our inability to comprehend and identify with their actions and the motives that drive … Continue reading

NEURO.tv – Discussion Among Neuroscientists and Philosophers
Did You Know? / Learning and Memory

NEURO.tv – Discussion Among Neuroscientists and Philosophers

Attention all brain enthusiasts!  (Yes, zombies, I’m also talking to you.)  Announcing a brand new campaign for neuroscience education: NEURO.tv!  This non-profit initiative features prominent scientists and philosophers, who partake in fascinating discussions of the brain and mind.  In order to remove the barrier between academia and the general public, the creators of NEURO.tv decided … Continue reading

The Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting 2013
Neuro News / SfN 2014

The Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting 2013

This is BIG week for neuroscience! Each year more than 30,000 neuroscientists from more than 80 countries come together in the largest scientific meeting in the world!  At the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting, neuroscientists present their newest scientific discoveries about the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.  More than 15,500 presentations are given, … Continue reading

Sweet Dreams or Amyloid Nightmares
Aging / Did You Know? / Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders / Sleep

Sweet Dreams or Amyloid Nightmares

Sleep deprivation has become a badge of honor in our modern society.  Competitions break out in coffee shop lines over who is functioning on the least number of Zzzzzs and living the most fast-paced life.  Bragging rights come with ordering the eye-opener with a triple shot of espresso.  Close our eyes and we risk missing … Continue reading