Discussion Articles

Discussion Articles

Discussion articles aim to promote a dialogue around real-world implications of neuroscience. They may focus on how neuroscience affects our daily lives, provide perspectives on neuroscience-related ethical issues or comment on hot neuroscience topics.

Smoke and Mirrors of Drug addiction | Debunking the myth part 1

Francesca Keefe | 14.APR.2021

Is the public perception of illicit drug users wrong? The media often promotes the stereotype of illicit drug users as violent thugs, always on the hunt for their next “high”. Here, I challenge an assortment of neuromyths in drug addiction, which have, arguably, tainted public perception and have had severe repercussions on clinical research and innovation.Read more…

Do you really like it? Social media on the brain.

Lauren Revie | 03.MAR.2020

Social media is something that has become commonplace in most of our lives – we wake up, we scroll the feed, we post throughout the day, like, comment, tweet and share. Most of us are familiar with the concept, despite social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook only coming into popular mainstream use in the last 15 years Read More…

Frauds, fear of failure and finances: The mental health problem in academia

Lauren Revie | 10.OCT.2019

Mental health is a hot topic at the moment – and it is about time. Around 1 in 6 adults will experience anxiety or depressionwith the number of people recognising suicidal thoughts increasing drastically.Read More…


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