The Role of Neurotransmitters

The Role of Neurotransmitters

Neurotransmitters are chemical compounds released by neurons that travel from one neural synapse to another to cause a specific reaction. Once the neurotransmitter completes the designated task, they are deactivated, moved away from the receptor or reabsorbed by the...
Tips for Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Tips for Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder

With the ending of daylight saving time, a bonus hour of sleep is gained, but something precious is lost: sunlight. When daylight ends earlier in the evening, there is an increase in the diagnosis of depression, according to a study in 2016. Roughly 5% of Americans...
Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Brain

Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Brain

The brain is the body’s central control unit. This marvelous mass is the repository of emotions and memories; philosophers even have believed throughout history that the brain may house the soul. The nervous system’s main organ, the brain handles most of...
Neuroscience vs. Psychology

Neuroscience vs. Psychology

At first glance, the neuroscience and psychology seem like very similar disciplines. In essence, they both deal with the brain…but what sets them apart? As it turns out, there is a lot of nuance between the two, and the differences lie in which questions we want...
Children as Diagnostic Patients

Children as Diagnostic Patients

When children need diagnostic testing, their special needs as patients can complicate treatment. Depending on the age of a child, parents and doctors may face a lack of linguistic or cognitive skills, emotional stages that need to be addressed, and the ever-shifting...
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