Does the free will exist? No present research provides any evidence for or against. The idea that the free will does not exist is based on a lack of understanding how complex dynamical systems like the brain work.
Who’s a believer? I am!
Do neurons contain thoughts? Great minds explain how the brain works. I do not entirely understand their explanations, but I believe them. There are things every scientist believes, and that is of value. But there is also a danger in believing, in science as in spiritual affairs.
The parable of the murderous brain
In a country with golden sand dunes by the sea, each year saw more murders committed than the year before. Neuroscientists had proven that the murderer’s brain made him commit the murder. The judges were stuck. How could they solve this problem?
Oxytocin, the love hormone and Lego Technic
Oxytocin in the media: the cuddle hormone or love hormone. But how can a hormone bring about cuddling, induce love, happiness or maternal attachment and social interactions? And does it really do all that?
How does fMRI work?
fMRI ( functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is the star of the neurosciences. Research using fMRI scans provides steadily increasing amounts of information about the functioning of our brain. However, a lot of articles appear in the media with far-fetched conclusions.
What causes depression: serotonin or your experiences?
What causes your depression: serotonin or what you experience? The answer: the question is invalid! Both play a role, and are interconnected. You cannot say that one of these is the cause.
Man thinks ahead, Nature succeeds through hindsight
What makes man an exceptional animal? That he can think logically in cause and effect. But that is also a handicap, because nature is a system without cause and effect.