Oxytocin makes the news everywhere: the cuddle hormone or love hormone. But how can a hormone bring about cuddling, induce love, happiness or maternal attachment and social interactions? And does it really do all that?
Free runner Philip van Ees runs and jumps over the most elaborate obstacles in his path. He says that he does not actually have to measure anything in advance, but intuitively knows how he should jump. How does this intuition develop?
fMRI ( functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is the star of the neurosciences. Research using fMRI scans provides steadily increasing amounts of information about the functioning of our brain.
What causes depression: serotonin or what you experience? The answer: the question is invalid! Both play a role, but you cannot say that one of these is the cause.
Sometimes our memory is compared with the hard disc of a computer where data is stored, or a filing cabinet. But that is not the way our memory works. How does the act of recall actually work? And what is the role of the hippocampus? And how do false confessions come into existence?