In my last week’s post (if you missed it, have a look here), while I was talking about how the first studies on memory started and the animal model used, I mentioned a particular structure of the brain called hippocampus. Since I have been mentioning different areas of the brain also while I was presenting… Continue reading Why is the hippocampus important in memory formation?
Unfortunately, my period of depression is still on and despite few moments of calm and tranquility, as soon as something happens, I fall right back down into it and getting back to a positive view and to quiet seas were to swim happily before finally being able to touch dry land and get out of… Continue reading Which is the “molecule of happiness”?
During my first year of Master’s degree in Neurobiology I had to face quite some striking challenges, that started already during the first semester. I actually had to go back to Physics and this time try to really understand it and apply it to what I have always wanted to study: the brain. As I… Continue reading Where is adult neurogenesis happening?
Eventually, after graduating with a bachelor’s in Biotechnology with an excellent vote, I could go on with my studies and I decided to continue staying at the University of Pavia and enrol in the Neurobiology master’s degree. As I already mentioned in one of my first posts, I always got fascinated by the complexity of… Continue reading Who are the fathers of Neuroscience?
This week there were no major scientific news, or at least nothing that caught my attention, so today I can go on with the story of how I ended up doing a PhD in neuroscience in Germany, so let’s go back at it. Slightly before starting the second semester on that second year, I had… Continue reading How do neurons communicate?