Male and female brains can vary from each other. After all, men and women behave differently, so it is reasonable to assume that their brains are at least partially responsible for those behavioral differences.
“My son was just diagnosed with dyslexia. What is it?” Dyslexia is a learning disorder characterized by difficulty with reading despite normal vision and intelligence. Dyslexia is the most common learning disability in children; it is a lifelong challenge that they are born with. Although usually noticed in childhood, sometimes dyslexia may go undiagnosed until […]
Most people today have heard of short term memory and long term memory. We commonly think information goes into our short term memory and if we are lucky it “sticks” and goes into our long term memory. However, in order for information to be stored and be retrievable it actually has to go through a […]
Everybody yawns- both people and animals. Even fish and snakes! But only humans and chimpanzees, and possibly dogs, yawn when they see someone else yawn- aka the “contagious yawn”. It definitely appears to be contagious; when one person in a room yawns, about half of the people in the room will then yawn. What is […]
Serotonin and dopamine are both neurotransmitters that move nerve impulses from one brain cell to another. They each play a key role in controlling lots of things, including energy levels, libido, mood, and sleep patterns, which is why a deficiency in either dopamine or serotonin can lead to a number of unwelcome symptoms and side […]
What is the difference between dopamine vs serotonin? Both serotonin and dopamine are chemicals in the brain known as neurotransmitters and together they help to transport nerve signals and information between neurons. Dopamine and serotonin control a number of different functions in the brain, including mood and motivation, but each has a distinctly different role […]