“The genetic code is the key piece of life, which in the case of humans stores the information that allows the body to develop among the nearly 20,000 genes that make up the genome. All the cells of the same body have the same DNA.”
“Aging is an essential process in the life cycle. In general, aging affects the cells, and more specifically, their genetic content.”
The Hebb’s law, proposed by the neuropsychologist Donald Hebb, states that synaptic connections are strengthened when two or more neurons are activated contiguously in time and space.
Surely all of us have heard at some time in our lives that people are animals of habits. This expression hides an infinity of processes that our body performs to keep those customs up-to-date.
Today, a large majority of the population knows or has heard about the concept of REM phase or REM sleep. We know that it is part of our dream and that, at least, it presents some differences in regards to the rest of the dream, non-REM.
Hormones are a series of substances produced by the endocrine glands and have numerous functions in the body. One of the best known is testosterone, a predominantly male hormone, but also synthesized in women.
Throughout this article we will discuss the different parts of the neurons, as well as their main characteristics and the functions that each of them possess and that make possible the transmission of information throughout the entire nervous system.
As we will see in this article, the concept of connectome is born to help us understand the internal logic of something as complicated as a brain.
Our brain is one of our most complex and important organs, as well as one of those that later on to finish developing (and that without taking into account that throughout our life we do not stop creating synaptic connections).
Close your eyes. Do you see anything? Probably the first thing we answer is nothing, or darkness. A darkness that we usually associate with blackness.
Climate change is surpassing us. Nine of the ten hottest years that have been recorded have occurred during the last decade, and although records of this data begin in 1880, temperature reconstructions based on the plant and geological record suggest that these last years may have been the hottest for centuries or even millennia.
The New York Times has opened a website where it is possible to see climate change and the effect it has had on the temperatures of our cities.