Who we are?

Yesterday I had the chance to watch the new documentary by Anthony Chene titlted Who we are? which touches the concepts of consciousness, neuroscience, near-death experiences, in/conscious mind, biology, and more. I reveived this documentary as a fresh air that complemented my own concerns about the mind-brain problem, what’s is missing in the scientific comunity,…

How ads follow us around the internet

Has ever happened to you that you are talking to a friend in a cafe about something you’re intested to buy (e.g., a pair of Salmon to go for hiking) and then you open Instagram and boom! You have an ad of a pair of Salmon to go for hiking. Isn’t that insane? Here a…

The importance of spontaneous brain activity

Our brain reminds me of New York City: a place that never sleeps. There’s always something going on in our brains even when we are asleep or not paying attention. I invite you to watch the 5.min lesson on “How spontaneous brain activity keeps you alive” by Nathan S. Jacobs to know more about this topic….

Can neuroscience help us understand art?

Neuroaesthetics is a term that has been invented to refer to the project of studying art using the methods of neuroscience, and over the years has become a hot research field. It is not unusual for scientists and theorists of art to collaborate on papers that find their way into top scientific journals. But, how these two disciplines…

Can we trick our brains to like doing hard tasks?

I’ve recently crossed paths with this insightful YouTube video on “How I trick my brain to like doing hard things (dopamine detox)“. Here are some questions the video starts asking: Why are some people more motivated to tackle difficult things? And is there a way to make doing difficult things, easy?   If you watch…