Tag: Brain

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Dr Anna Lembke Dopamine

Constant craving: how digital media turned us all into dopamine addicts

Source: The Guardian – Jamie Waters According to addiction expert Dr Anna Lembke, our smartphones are making us dopamine junkies, with each swipe, like and tweet feeding our habit. So how do we beat our digital dependency? Dr Anna Lembke, a world-leading expert on addiction, is concerned about my “phone problem”. During our interview I…
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Werner Bartens Love Sex

Sex, Love and the other secret things

Long-, short- or other term relations According to Werner Bartens by Rosan Hollak/ nrc Amsterdam, July 29th 2021–When you have just fallen in love, you are almost bursting with zest for life. Dopamine is released in the brain. That works as a stimulant, it makes you look at the world through rose-colored glasses. That one…
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Story of our Life

The Story of our Life

Part III by: A. van Veelen Amsterdam, June 28th 2021– It is as if Amsterdam Football Club and Ajax’s selection escapes relegation in the post-competition and we still praise the coach: just go for it, he did it in the very end. Nothing seems to break our self-image. No pandemic, benefits disaster or corruption scandal. The…
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Human Brain Structure

The Complexity of the Human Brain

Unraveled Amsterdam, 8 June 2021–Our brain is the most complex object in the known universe – so we’ll need to map it in formidable detail to track down memory, thought and identity. A strange contraption, a cross between a deli meat slicer and a reel-to-reel film projector, sits in a windowless room in Cambridge, Massachusetts. …
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Maping the Human Brain

Mapping the Human Brain

Lichtman Laboratory at Harvard University in Boston has helped Google create the most detailed map yet of the connections in the human brain.  Amsterdam, 8 june 2021– Lichtman Laboratory at Harvard University and Google have created the most detailed map of the connections within the human brain yet, revealing a staggering amount of detail, including patterns…
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Crime and Punishment

Part IV Oliver Burkeman Amsterdam, 3 May 2021– Just after midnight on 1 August 1966, Whitman – an outgoing and apparently stable 25-year-old former US Marine – drove to his mother’s apartment in Austin, Texas, where he stabbed her to death.  He returned home, where he killed his wife in the same manner.  Later that…
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Brain

The Mysteries of the Brain

New study Amsterdam, April 7th 2021– It must have been something like: the more you study, the more you know. The more you know the more you forget. Or was it: the less you know the less you forget?  For all we hear of neuroscience’s great advances, the field has generated more questions than answers. …
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