People who have faced death report seeing a white light at the end of a tunnel, experiencing their life flashing before their eyes, or feeling like they have left their physical body. What might be causing these experiences?
Alan Turing was an excellent mathematician and codebreaker. Less is known about his great contribution to the field of biology: he spent the last years of his life developing mathematical theories to describe the patterns we see in nature
MRI can give us a detailed picture of brain anatomy, a map of communication pathways, and even a measure of different chemicals in the brain. Read on to find out how.
At the Donders Institute, we use EEG or MEG to measure brain activity. These tools use special equipment to detect the electric current or magnetic field that brain cells generate.
At the Donders Institute, we use functional MRI to map brain activity. We do this by measuring the increase in oxygenated blood that accompanies neuronal activity.
A ‘coffee nap’, which is just drinking a cup of coffee and then taking a nap, supposedly makes you feel a lot more energized than a coffee or a nap alone. I have tried and absolutely love it. But how does it actually work?