Category: Neuroscience

Gaba (neurotransmitter): What It Is And What Function Does It Play In The Brain

Gamma-aminobutyric acid and its main functions within the central nervous system. The GABA ( gamma-aminobutyric acid ) is a neurotransmitter widely distributed in neurons of the cerebral cortex. What does this mean? Well, GABA is a type of substance that is used by neurons of the nervous system when it comes to communicating with each

Neurotransmitters And Neuromodulators: How Do They Work?

We explain the basic functioning of synapses. It can be said that in  all neurons there is a way of communicating with each other called synapses.  At synapses, neurons communicate with each other through neurotransmitters, which are molecules responsible for sending signals from one neuron to the next. Other particles called neuromodulators also intervene in

What Makes The Human Brain So Special?

Some characteristics of our brain are absolutely implausible. The human brain is exceptionally unique, it has very complex characteristics in relation to other animal species, including our phylogenetic cousins, primates.  The capabilities of human beings are highly specific to our species: we can think in very complex terms,  be creative and create technological artifacts that

Acquired Brain Damage: Its 3 Main Causes

This type of serious alterations of the nervous system can appear in different forms. Knowing the causes that damage the brain  and the consequences originated in behavior is vital in the study of  neuropsychology. Thanks to the appearance of functional and structural neuroimaging techniques, it has been possible to study damaged brain structures from the