Infinite pleasure

Associating feelings of pleasure with dopamine us a common mistake. The process involves many other elements. Humans permanently seek pleasure and the continuous generation of expectations, surprise, and desire.


«Understanding the discourse of aging», edited by Vicent Salvador and Agnese Sampietro

Understanding the discourse of aging analyses different perspectives on ageing in the media and mass culture.


«The end of everything (astrophysically speaking)», by Katie Mack

Review of the book The end of everything (astrophysically speaking), by the Australian astrophysicist Katie Mack, on the possible ends of the universe.


«A lab of one’s own», by Rita Colwell and Sharon B. McGrayne

This book is both a biography and an inspiring reflection on the sexism of the scientific world in recent decades


The evolution of storytellers

Oral storytelling may have had evolutionary benefits at both the individual and group levels, and may have conferred evolutionary advantages.

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Fear and virus

An epidemic like the one we have unfortunately experienced can bring out people's worst fears. Cinema and literature have successfully used fear to write scripts in which an epidemic is the heart of the story or the underlying excuse.


Science from fiction

Once again this year, science and literature merge in this tenth edition of the Inspiraciencia short story competition. Before 7 June, those who want to participate can submit their short science-based stories in Spanish, Catalan, Gallician, and Basque.

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Alice in Hallucinationland

Alice goes on a journey during which peculiar characters tell her what to eat or drink. Then, strange things happen. Doesn't all this seem like a drug-induced psychedelic journey?

Mètode 96, Narrating health.

‘Narrating health’, medical popularisation through literature

The new Mètode monograph, Narrating health, shows the different ways in which the literature connects medicine and health.

'The death of Ivan Ilyich, a novel by Tolstoy.

Literature in medical teaching

Literature constitutes an important educational element that can improve the doctor-patient relationship because it facilitates better understanding of illnesses.