Discovering dopamine’s role in the brain: Arvid Carlsson’s important legacy

Swedish pharmacologist and Nobel laureate, Arvid Carlsson. Vogler/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA Patrick Lewis, University of Reading Arvid Carlsson, the Swedish neuroscientist and Nobel laureate, died on June 29, 2018 at the age of 95. He had devoted his life to understanding how the brain works and was awarded the Nobel for his research into dopamine … Continue reading Discovering dopamine’s role in the brain: Arvid Carlsson’s important legacy

Is it rational to trust your gut feelings? A neuroscientist explains

Intuition happens as a result of fast processing in the brain. Valerie van Mulukom, Author providedBy Valerie van Mulukom, Coventry University Imagine the director of a big company announcing an important decision and justifying it with it being based on a gut feeling. This would be met with disbelief – surely important decisions have to … Continue reading Is it rational to trust your gut feelings? A neuroscientist explains