Brain Reward System

Brain Reward System: A complete guide to our pleasure center

 

  Our brain reward system is incredible in how it functions! But what is it and how does it function? How does the brain reward […]

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Epilepsy

What is Epilepsy: A complete guide to this chronic disorder

 

  We’ve all heard of people who can’t be around flashing lights because of their epilepsy, but what is epilepsy? In this article, we will […]

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: An overview on this type of therapy

 

  Imagine having emotions that are constantly difficult to control… behaviors that are hard to live with. In this article, we will cover what dialectical […]

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Psychogenic Amnesia

Psychogenic Amnesia or dissociative amnesia: Complete guide to this memory loss

 

  Imagine going through an accident and not remembering anything surrounding the accident, including the accident itself. This is what is known as psychogenic amnesia. […]

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why we need closure

Why We Need Closure: Your Brain on Grief

 

  “I just need to know what happened.” This is the sentiment of many who have lost someone. After a tragedy like a plane crash, […]

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sympathetic nervous system

Sympathetic Nervous System: A guide to understanding how it works

 

  Our bodies rush with adrenaline and we get into fight-or-flight mode, which is the activation of our sympathetic nervous system. But what is it? […]

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What is a Realist? How to Tell if You Have a Realist Personality

 

  What is a realist? Do you think you might be one? A realist is someone who can look at things as they are in […]

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Light Sleep: Do you wake up feeling refreshed?

 

  Sometimes you just don’t wake up feeling refreshed. Why is that? In this article, we will answer: what is light sleep, what are the […]

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Retrograde amnesia

Retrograde amnesia: Forgetting your past completely

 

  Imagine forgetting everything from the past decade and being completely unable to recall those years. In this article, we will find out what retrograde […]

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Nomophobia

Nomophobia: Fear being away from your phone?

 

  Do you ever feel anxiety because you’re away from your phone? Do you always use your phone to look up things you don’t know? […]

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Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive Dissonance: How Does it Influence How We Think?

 

  Have you ever felt one way but did the opposite? Or have you ever had two different opinions about the same thing? You’ve experienced […]

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Gender Dysphoria

Gender Dysphoria: A complete guide that clarifies everything about this dysphoria

 

  Have you ever wondered what gender dysphoria is? In this article, we’ll show you not only what gender dysphoria is and the history of […]

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Stages of Grief

Stages of Grief: Complete guide on what stages to expect when grieving

 

  Everybody grieves at some point in their life… but what is grief? What are the different stages of grief? How does grief affect the […]

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Probiotics

Probiotics: Everything you need to know about our friendly bacteria

 

  What are probiotics? Where do I find probiotics? How do probiotics affect my health? Can I eat too many probiotics? These are all questions […]

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Mindfulness can change your brain? Find out how it relates to brain shape

 

  Mindfulness occurs when your mind is at peace with what is present and you fully conscious of what is going on around you. Similar […]

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Parenting Styles

Parenting Styles: A complete guide to different types of parenting methods

 

  Everybody is raised in a different way. We have all, at least once, said: “If I did that my (insert parent here) would be […]

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Brain seizures

Brain seizures: When The Brain Has Too Much Energy

 

  Brain seizures: Some of us have to deal with them every single day, whilst others can be witnesses of someone having a  brain seizure. […]

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The effects of sugar on the brain

The Effects of Sugar on the Brain: Everything you need to know

 

  We are always hearing about how sugar is bad for us, but how does it affect us? How does sugar affect our brains? In […]

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Teaching Method

Teaching Styles: Everything you need to know about teaching methods and strategies

 

  Have you ever thought about how each classroom teaches things differently? In this article, we answer what are teaching styles, why are there multiple […]

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How to Improve Your Short-Term Memory: Study Tips to Remember Everything

 

  If you want to improve your short-term memory, look no further for some ways to help you out. Your short-term memory is what allows […]

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Amygdala

Amygdala: The powerhouse of emotions

 

  Our brain is a palace of structures. It dictates everything we do, how we think, how we behave and how we feel. In this […]

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Phonemic Awareness

Phonemic Awareness: The Sounds of Reading

 

  Have you ever thought about the difference between the pronunciation of “bat” and “pat”? e. In this article, we answer questions like what is […]

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CogniFit is a top player in the Global Cognitive Assessment and Training Market

 

  In 2016, the Global Cognitive Assessment and Training Market accounted for $1.80 billion. It is set to grow at a CAGR of 31.10% during […]

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Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology: What it is, theory and how to apply it

 

  Useful manual on positive psychology: Find out what it is, its authors and how to apply techniques and strategies in our everyday life. In […]

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EMDR: What is it, who is it for, how does it work and is it effective?

 

  In the world of psychology, there are many options for the type of treatment a patient can receive. The type of treatment is all […]

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nucleus accumbens

Nucleus Accumbens: What is it, functions, anatomy, diseases.

 

  The nucleus accumbens is a brain structure that is part of our pleasure and reward system. It activates our motivation and allows willpower to […]

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The brain and menstruation

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS): Getting to know Aunt Flo

 

  Premenstrual syndrome. Fun fact: in Victorian times, it was possible for a woman to be institutionalized if they experienced any kind of menstruation-related anger. […]

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Animal Assisted Therapy: What it is, and how does it help?

 

  Nothing but heart eyes galore anytime we see an owner with a dog on a street. We see those sad commercials with animals who […]

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Night terrors are not uncommon in children

Night Terrors: What are they, Symptoms, Causes, and Prevention

 

  Trouble sleeping is common. Whether due to a busy schedule, stress, or other factors, many people struggle to get a healthy amount of sleep. […]

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Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune Disease: What are they, symptoms and treatment.

 

  Commonly referenced by those who have autoimmune diseases, these types of diseases are often invisible. Sometimes, when looking at a person, you can often […]

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Asperger's Syndrome

Asperger’s Syndrome: What It Is, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Tips

 

  Sheldon Cooper has helped make this disorder more popular in recent years. This disorder affects the quality of life of children and adults around […]

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Empty Nest Syndrome

What is Empty Nest Syndrome? A Useful Guide to this Evolving Phenomenon

 

  As summer slowly comes to an end, college students are transitioning back to their academic year with many moving into their dormitories. While college […]

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Child Hyperactivity

Child Hyperactivity: What it is, causes and how does education play a role?

 

  Sometimes we find “unruly” and restless children in the classroom, whose grades keep getting worse and disrupt the class any chance they get.  They […]

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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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Nail biting: Everything you need to know to stop doing it.

 

  Nail biting habit or onychophagia is one of the most common nervous problems. Do you want to stop biting your nails forever? In this […]

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Phantosmia

Phantosmia: A Complete Guide to Smell Hallucinations

 

  Phantosmia is when one senses a strong odor that isn’t there and is also referred to as an olfactory hallucination. Phantosmia can be brought […]

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benefits of crying

Benefits of crying: Why do we cry? Discover 9 psychological benefits

 

  Benefits of crying. Why do we cry? Is crying unhealthy for you? We cry for joy, for emotion, for love, for sadness, for pain, for anger, […]

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Human Pheromones: Our Customized Perfume

Human Pheromones: Our Customized Perfume

 

  Human Pheromones have been a long-debated topic in science. New perfumes come out every year claiming to have human pheromones that will make you […]

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Associative Learning

Associative Learning: Learning from association or relating several things

 

  How do punishments and rewards affect us? Have you ever wondered how we learn that something is dangerous or beneficial to us? What is […]

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Coprolalia

Coprolalia: The reason behind involuntary profane outbursts

 

  Obscene language is a big part of everybody’s daily lives – whether we like to believe it or not. Perhaps you banged your toe against […]

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Acrophobia

Acrophobia: What is it, symptoms and how to get over it?

 

  Acrophobia. Are you afraid of heights? Do you feel unable to observe a landscape from the top of a mountain? Are you horrified when […]

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Cinderella Complex

Cinderella Complex: What is it and turn it into Independence

 

  Do you think you have a Disney Complex? It could very well be the Cinderella Complex. The dependency on others rather than being independent […]

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Intellectual Disability

Intellectual Disability: Everything you need to know to understand it

 

  In this article we address in depth what is the intellectual disability: symptoms and diagnostic criteria, types of intellectual disability and its characteristics, causes […]

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Effective communication skills

Effective communication skills: What are they and how to improve them?

 

  Have you ever wanted to communicate better? Do you feel insecure when speaking in public? Is it hard for you to write? Do you […]

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