Category archives: Neuroscience

Smelling the taste

Smelling the taste

Neuroscience

By Moisés García-Arencibia

When animals eat, both the olfactory (odour) and gustatory (taste) systems send information to the brain about the food being eaten. This combined information is very valuable to determine whether the animal is about to swallow something poisonous or something nutritious. That odours can influence the processing of taste is well known, and most people […]

Mapping areas involved in voluntary forgetting is not simple… it is double!

Mapping areas involved in voluntary forgetting is not simple… it is double!

NeurobiologyNeuroscience

By Moisés García-Arencibia

Most people consider forgetting things as a nuisance. Not remembering the name of someone we are supposed to remember or not knowing where we left the keys can be a little upsetting. But for some people, being unable to forget things can be really painful, and thus they try to voluntary eliminate their unpleasant memories […]