Valerie is a psychology student who is trying to pursue a career in Cognitive Neuroscience. She is passionate about the brain and finds it fascinating. She loves learning about new discoveries and research that is going on in the world of psychology and neuroscience. One day she hopes to contribute to the scientific community!
Addiction

Addiction: From Drugs to Brain to Behavior

 

  Addiction is a very common concept in today’s society. When we think about addiction, we usually picture drug addicts, looking for another fix. Addiction, […]

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Phantom Pain

Phantom Pain: The Feeling Is As Real As It Can Get!

 

  Phantom pain is a sensation that various individuals perceive towards a part of the body or an internal organ that doesn’t exist. This phantom […]

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Prosopagnosia

Prosopagnosia: Inability To Recognize Loved Ones

 

  Prosopagnosia or face blindness is quite a devastating condition. Imagine, suddenly finding yourself at a position where you are unable to recognize your family […]

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OCD

OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: The Danger of Repetitive Behaviors

 

  OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Knock-knock-knock. You knock 3 in a steady manner. Every single wooden piece of furniture in your room needs to be […]

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psychologist vs psychotherapist

Psychologist vs Psychiatrist: together for better treatment

 

  Psychologist vs psychiatrist has been a question on the minds of a plethora of people who are seeking professional help. In the society that […]

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The Placebo Effect

Placebo Effect: What is it and how does it work?

 

  The medical and scientific community has recognized the placebo effect for many years. For a person that is not involved with science, the phrase […]

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Optogenetics

Optogenetics: An all powerful revolutionary technique?

 

  Optogenetics is a new form of stimulating and controlling cells in the living tissue. Research is advancing in ways that we have not thought […]

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Microsleep

Microsleep: What is it, symptoms and dangers of sleep deprivation

 

  Microsleep is such a common that many don’t even realize the real-life dangers of it. It is one thing to doze off in class […]

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neuroimaging

Neuroimaging: What is it and how can it map the brain?

 

  One of the ways psychology has progressed came from the use of various neuroimaging methods. In terms of experimental psychology history, neuroimaging started with the […]

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Experimental methods: how to create a successful study

 

  Various rules govern every science and it uses different experimental methods. It does so in order to achieve the results. These results have to […]

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Experimental Psychology

Experimental Psychology: Learn everything about its history

 

  The field of experimental psychology branches out into many various sub-fields and directions with people believing in various things. Even now scientists do not have […]

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The Human Brain Project

Human Brain Project: What is it and how it’s a research innovation

 

  Assembly of The Human Brain Project has a goal to unravel what lies within the intricately woven network that still remains a secret. Humans […]

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Caregiver And Child Relationship: Attachment

Caregiver And Child Relationship: Attachment

 

  A relationship between a child and their respective caregiver is a very special one. Because of its specialty it has been investigated by many […]

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency: Link With Schizophrenia and Autism

Vitamin B12 Deficiency: Link With Schizophrenia And Autism

 

  Deficiencies in certain vitamins and nutrients can cause certain problems, both physical and mental and different vitamins respond to different systems in our bodies […]

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different types of personality disorders

Different Types Of Personality Disorders

 

   Personality disorders are characterized by a pervasive and impairing pattern of problems and issues regarding self-identity and interpersonal relationships. There are different types of […]

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What Is A Personality Disorder?

What Is A Personality Disorder?

 

  Throughout the world there are many mental disorders, different from one another with different causes, symptoms and treatments. Mental disorders can overlap in one […]

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Common Phobias: Living In Fear

Common Phobias: Living In Fear

 

  Being afraid of things is very common and typical. Fear is a natural response to an immediate threat. It is natural to be afraid […]

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Living with social anxiety

Living With Social Anxiety

 

  Living with social anxiety. Calm down, calm down, calm down. But you can’t. Your voice is shaking and your hands are trembling, clutching that […]

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Treatment for Alzheimer's

Treatment For Alzheimer’s: New Research And Approved Drugs

 

  For Alzheimer’s disease we have many theories on causes and different prevention techniques and lifestyle tips that might help us delay the onset of […]

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Diet and Alzheimer's Disease

Diet And Alzheimer’s Disease: Eat For Your Future!

 

  Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease that affects millions of people worldwide. There has been a lot of research done on ways to find the […]

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Phineas Gage

The Curious Case of Phineas Gage: Traumatic Brain Injury

 

  The story of Phineas Gage is an extraordinarily famous one and is known to every introductory psychology student. In fact, it is one of […]

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What Is It Like To Have The Gene For Huntington’s Disease?

 

  There are many mental and neurological disorders out there. For all of them we try to find out causes, make a checklist of predominant […]

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Fear Of Abandonment and Borderline Personality Disorder

 

  Abandonment. A word that doesn’t feel good to anyone. Who would ever want to be abandoned? We, humans, are social beings. We like being […]

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Dyscalculia: Math Disability

 

  There is currently no cure for math disability. Even though an official treatment program hasn’t been developed yet and no official medication has been […]

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Immediate And Delayed Echolalia

 

  Amythest Schaber is a popular YouTube persona that makes videos about autism from the point of view of somebody who was diagnosed with autism […]

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lack of sleep during pregnancy

Lack Of Sleep During Pregnancy: Why Can’t I Fall Asleep?

 

  Pregnancy is one of the most complex processes that a woman’s body is able to undergo. Pregnancy involves many physiological and psychological changes that […]

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Early onset Alzheimer's symptoms

Early Onset Alzheimer’s Symptoms: What You Need To Know

 

  When one thinks of Alzheimer’s disease, many can indicate symptoms and factors that are present in the highly developed dementia or in the late […]

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