Are We Ready For An Implant That Can Change Our Moods?

Our thoughts and fears, movements and sensations all arise from the electrical blips of billions of neurons in our brain. Streams of electricity flow through neural circuits to govern these actions of the brain and body, and some scientists think that many neurological and psychiatric disorders may result from dysfunctional circuits. As this understanding has grown,... Continue Reading →

Is Truth Still True If You Don’t Accept It?

Is Truth Still True If You Don't Accept It? Oxford Dictionaries has named "post-truth" its word of the year for 2016. How fitting. Oxford says it's "an adjective defined as 'relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.'" In the last two... Continue Reading →

Cuddle Hormone Reduces Pain

Sometimes small molecules are enough to alter our mood or change our metabolism. A prime example is oxytocin, which is involved in fostering emotions such as trust and love. The hormone is produced only in the brain and is released into the bloodstream by the pituitary gland. Until now it was not known why these... Continue Reading →

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