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… Leer más

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.… Leer más

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… Leer más

Neuro Primer: Pubertal Timing

By: Lauren Granata The transition from childhood to adulthood is notoriously turbulent. Teens fumble through these years as they try to finesse a balance between school, extracurriculars, and their ever-shifting… Leer más

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… Leer más

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’… Leer más

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… Leer más

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… Leer más

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… Leer más

How Weight Lifting Gets the Brain in Shape

Weight trainers often espouse the “mind-muscle connection”. But what actually happens to the brain during strength training? Surprisingly, even a few weeks of weight training alter the nervous system, and… Leer más

Guest Contributors

Aside from the core team, Knowing Neurons also posts articles from guest contributors, many of whom are pursuing higher education in neuroscience.  If you would like to contribute to Knowing Neurons, please… Leer más

The Team

The core team of Knowing Neurons comprises a group of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, who specialize in different areas of neuroscience.  We discuss and edit all content on the site, write… Leer más
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