The regulation of food intake is a complex concert of signals from different parts of our body, working together with our biological clock, and of course, our brain. Those signals (or messages) indicate for example whether our stomach is full or empty, if we have energy incoming, or how much energy we have stored in our fat cells. Eating also needs to be pleasurable. But who is coordinating all these different signals?
We have NUMEROUS neurons in our head. How do they know with which other neurons to connect to form a functioning network? The process you are looking for and we are going to talk about now is called Axon Guidance. Ever heard of it?
Quick disclaimer: Take all information about COVID-19 cautiously. A lot of studies are case reports, preprints, and/or not peer-reviewed. That does not mean the information in these papers is wrong, but they could just depict an exemption or be presumptive to begin with. Now that we got that sorted: Does the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) affect the … Continue reading Does the Coronavirus Affect the Brain?
*this article may contain unpaid advertisement, because brand-labels are being mentioned It has been known and investigated for more than fifty years, that the signals in the brain are transmitted by electrical action potentials. However, according to physicist Thomas Heimburg, this theory is completely wrong. In his opinion, the signal transmission is solely a mechanical … Continue reading Mechanical Waves in the Brain – A Steam Punk Fantasy?
"My brain hurts" is something that people sometimes say when they refer to having headaches. But does your brain really hurt? How come that brain surgeries can be performed with the patient being fully conscious? Shouldn't a brain pace maker like it is used in the treatment of parkinson's hurt? Can the brain even feel pain? In … Continue reading Pain in the Brain?