Is There a Biological Basis of Depression?

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

A short animated video explaining scientific knowledge about depression.


Romantic Chemistry

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Learnings from the science of love may be useful in treating psychiatric conditions.


What Makes Us Laugh?

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Scientists ask people what makes them laugh, and share the answers they collected in a fun video.


Can and Should We Prevent Crime with Neurotechnology?

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

A cool short animated video on the ethics of using neurotechnology to prevent violent crime.


Brains, Minds, and Institutions

Monday, January 27th, 2014

A fascinating look at the three parts of the brain: cells, mental states, and products of the brain.


3 Steps to Change a Habit

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Methods of changing habits, and the three core components to them all.


Do You Spend Like a Baboon?

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

A great animated video explaining our evolutionary ability to process numbers, and why it’s a hazard to our wallets.


Zombie Neuroscience

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Hilarious talk on Zombie Neuroscience by Shane O’Mara at TEDxDublin.


Biomarker Brain Scans for Treatment Types

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

In a small study from Helen Mayberg and colleagues at Emory University, depressed participants were randomized to either a medication or CBT, and underwent PET scans before treatment. Then the scans were analyzed to see if they were predictive of treatment response.


NIMH’s Thomas Insel on a New Understanding of the Brain

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

NIMH Director Thomas Insel on working toward a new understanding of the brain.


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