2015: Manic Monday, Technique Thursday, Findings Friday and Séance Sunday

Yes, it's that time of year again, when we make resolutions and promptly fail at them. But it'll be different this year, you tell yourself. I'll actually keep my resolutions. Yes, yes, of course you will. Since I, like most everyone else, have a positive bias towards myself, I have made the resolution to maintain … Continue reading 2015: Manic Monday, Technique Thursday, Findings Friday and Séance Sunday

Capgras Delusion: Impostors are Everywhere. Or are they?

Impostors, impostors everywhere. Or are they? David was involved in a bad car accident. He sustained head injuries when he landed head-first on the ground. Seemingly, though, he was fine, retaining the capacity to talk and walk. But there was a problem. Whenever David saw his mother, he would say that she looks like my … Continue reading Capgras Delusion: Impostors are Everywhere. Or are they?

Mirrored-Self Misidentification: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who I See is not Me at all

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who I see is not me at all. When you look into a mirror, who do you see? Yourself? Not if you have Mirrored-self misidentification, a delusional belief that your reflection in a mirror belongs to a stranger’s. The stranger just happens to look like you. The disorder might be … Continue reading Mirrored-Self Misidentification: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who I See is not Me at all

Mosso and Bertino: Brain Injury to Imaging Inventions

The earliest ways of peering into the brains of people was invasive, and sometimes, fatal. Consequently, most subjects were those who were mentally disabled, those who had mental illnesses. Therefore, we now know more about dysfunction than we do function. However, this isn’t a bad thing, considering that it’s through dysfunction that we can better … Continue reading Mosso and Bertino: Brain Injury to Imaging Inventions

Pro-social behavior in rats is modulated by social experience

It seems that spending time with others does more than make you happy, it makes you more empathetic. In a research study done by Inbal Ben-Ami Bartal, et al., rats who were exposed to other rats were more likely to help that.There were two types of rats used, while type albino rats, and rats with … Continue reading Pro-social behavior in rats is modulated by social experience