We listen with our whole bodies as other people talk: our heart rate and pupil dilation change, often without our being aware of it.
Schizophrenia can also cause delusions, hallucinations and dramatic changes in behaviour and is one of the most serious types of mental illness.
It may be that people use fictional characters to fill a space that is missing in their real lives.
The brain adapts to adversity and this leaves a kind of neural stamp.
Eating disorders are likely not the only disorders that have problems with the brain’s habit circuitry at their core.
The structure, which lies roughly underneath the top of the head, integrates information about our location in space and motion through it.
No other mammals have a mostly naked body but hair on their head.
The brain is best understood through its overall geometry and how neuronal activity resonates across the whole organ.
While not wholly accurate, the AI can get the gist of the stories in people’s minds.
Our imaginations are so strong that it can be hard to tell what is real in certain situations.