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The word of Freud

Last week it was published a new and exciting study about inner speech. The authors utilized virtual reality – a system that provokes the perceptual illusion of being physically present in a non-physical world (Osimo, Pizarro, Spanlang, & Slater, 2015). … Continue reading

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The (forgotten) social dimension of eating disorders.

We don’t eat until your father’s at the table. We don’t drink until the devil’s turned to dust.  James Vincent McMorrow. We don’t eat. Social interactions often involve drinks and food. Think about Mean Girls and the cafeteria map that … Continue reading

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What we do in the lab, echoes in eternity. Well, if you’re lucky, it might echo in PubMed.

If, unlike me, half of your Facebook friends are not predominantly neuroscientist, you might have missed one of the most important events happening this month. It is not about Sergio Ramos announcing that he is leaving the Real Madrid to … Continue reading

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The stick, the carrot, and the brain

Sometimes it seems easy to discern good from bad. Surviving in complex environments requires the ability to repel stimuli that might lead us to harmful consequences. Likewise, we might spend time and energy pursuing goals that maximize our benefit and … Continue reading

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The bright side and the dark side of aging

It is well known that aging causes a decline in several domains of cognitive function. Memory tasks, speed processing and the ability to switch from one task to another are examples of cognitive skills with a tendency to diminish, as … Continue reading

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Does your brain know at all what different emotions are?

In ‘How I met your mother’, Stella decides to break up with Ted and to give another opportunity to her ex-husband on the same day they (Stella and Ted) were supposed to get married. When Ted realizes that Stella has … Continue reading

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Arousedbrain: the starting point

Is friendship forever? Why can we remember our first kiss? Can words truly cure? What is love? Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me, no more. Hi world, this is Arousedbrain. The purpose of this blog is to comment on … Continue reading

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