Binaural Beats for Behavior Modulation and Brainwave Entrainment

By Jasreen Singh What are binaural beats? Have you ever heard something that wasn’t actually there? Perhaps you were listening to an auditory illusion known as binaural beats. A binaural… Read more

Neuro Primer: Telomeres

By Marta Garo-Pascual Telomeres are the “shoelace caps” of linear chromosomes and, as shoelace caps protect shoelaces, telomeres serve a protective role for chromosomes. Barbara McClintock and Hermann Muller described… Read more

Un pequeño mapa para las moscas de la fruta, un gran salto para la neurociencia

Artículo original: One Small Map for Fruit Flies, One Giant Leap for Neuroscience,  Alexa Erdogan Traducido por Samantha Arauz Nota: este artículo explora un trabajo reciente que ha sido revisado… Read more

El procedimiento de interfaz mioneural agonista-antagonista: portal a un futuro cíborg

Artículo original: The AMI Procedure – Gateway to a Cyborg Future  Arielle Hogan Traducido por Justin Lai Los avances en la bioingeniería y la robótica han generado dispositivos increíbles capaces de restaurar parcialmente la… Read more

An Eternal Search For a “Cure”: How Real-World Diseases May Have Led to the Modern Vampire

By Anastasiia Gryshyna and Ayushe Sharma Vampires have been a source of fascination for centuries. Whether portrayed as bloodthirsty killers, immortality-seeking psychopaths, or misunderstood romantics, these creatures of the night… Read more

Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease

By Mariella Careaga Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disorder that progressively impacts a person’s cognitive functioning and behavioral capacities, leading, ultimately, to the disruption of that person’s daily life.… Read more

Book Review: Journey of the Mind: How Thinking Emerged from Chaos

By Caitlin Goodpaster For the past two hundred thousand years, humans have dominated planet Earth. From the time we were roaming the African savanna, members of Homo sapiens have mastered… Read more

Recently reported fraudulent research in Alzheimer’s: does this actually risk a key theory of the disease?

By Diana Ortega Cruz In previous articles at Knowing Neurons, we have discussed the neurobiology of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), the most common form of dementia. This neurodegenerative disease has long… Read more

Autism Book Club #1: A Tale of Two Autisms

By Lauren Wagner The Neuroscience of Autism, edited by Rajesh Kana, is the most recently published textbook on the history, characterization, and neuroscience of autism spectrum disorder. In Knowing Neurons’… Read more

Is Aging a Curable Disease?

By Arielle Hogan As you sit here reading this article, your cells are working away in your body performing all the diverse biochemical reactions necessary to keep you going. As… Read more

Problems with Assessing Consciousness in the 21st Century

by Caitlin Goodpaster Early this June, a viral story hit the internet—an engineer at Google had claimed an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot named LaMDA was conscious (Tiku, 2022). LaMDA, which… Read more

The Female Brain on Hormonal Birth Control

By: Talia Oughourlian Hormonal contraceptives were introduced more than 60 years ago (OBOS Contributors, 2021) with some commending the contraceptive pill as one of the greatest scientific inventions of the… Read more

La excitación y la inhibición: El yin y el yang del cerebro

Artículo original: Excitation and Inhibition: The Yin and Yang of the Brain Joel Frohlich Traducido por Mariangelina Martínez Para crear un sistema nervioso funcional solo se ocupan dos fuerzas: la excitación y la… Read more

La mecánica emocional de la interacción robot-humano

Artículo original: The emotional mechanics of the robot-human interaction  Knowing Neurons Traducido por Estefany Ochoa Las primeras impresiones son fundamentales.  Mientras analizamos a una persona, formamos un breve resumen de… Read more

Cómo dar gracias como un neurocientífico

Artículo original: How to Give Thanks Like a Neuroscientist Anita Traducido por Mariangelina Martínez Estamos rumbo a una reunión familiar tradicional de acción de gracias. Vamos conduciendo por una calle… Read more

La basura huele a verde y los disparos son un arcoíris

Artículo original: Garbage Smells Green and Gunshots Are Rainbows Joel Frohlich Traducido por Keya Vijapure Las mentes de las personas son como universos paralelos, siempre inaccesibles entre sí.  Nunca somos… Read more

Iluminando el cerebro con la optogenética

Artículo original: Lighting up the Brain With Optogenetics Brainfacts.org Traducido por Dalí Jiménez Los científicos que estudian el moco de estanque descubrieron su capacidad peculiar de sentir la luz, incluso… Read more

La pesadilla ineludible del insomnio familiar fatal

Artículo original: The Inescapable Nightmare of Fatal Familial Insomnia Sean Noah Traducido por Estefany Ochoa Una maldición familiar A principios de la década de 1980, un médico italiano estaba investigando… Read more

La retención de vocabulario en adultos que aprenden idiomas

Artículo original: Vocabulary Retention in Adult Language Learners Aurore Bargat Traducido por Reyna Ediss ¿Qué podemos aprender e implementar de la neurociencia para apoyar la retención de vocabulario a largo… Read more

¿Existe el libre albedrío?

Artículo original: Does Free Will Exist? Joel Frohlich Traducido por Es una tranquila tarde de domingo. El profesor Freeman está disfrutando del clima del sur de California en el patio del… Read more
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