First of all, congrats! You made it! You are currently taking your first step into independent research. The only thing that is still separating you from your degree is your bachelor's or master's thesis work (and maybe some assignments and the last exam). You already heard from other people that stressful times are coming ahead and you are worried that everything will go wrong? It will not! That's why I put together some tips for you, to help you not loose your mind during the process. I was lost in the beginning, too, and as a I thought I would never be able to find through the jungle and graduate. But here I am, holding a bachelor's and master's degree and currently starting the most scary one so far: the PhD.
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?
*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?