I don’t know who I am, or what my life is going to look like tomorrow.

Hey you!

Thanks for being here. I hope you’ll enjoy this short summary of…well, myself.

  • I am Stefania Simon, 24, still living in my Romanian home city, Iasi
  • I usually avoid more specific titles because it’s never one single thing that can define us
  • I like to think that I still wander, even though I am not lost — as the famous quote used to say
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science & Master’s Degree in Project Management


How chemicals in our brain make us cheerful

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Neurochemicals are small molecules involved in our neural activity that influence our behaviour by changing our mood. While the Triune Brain Metaphor and The Elephant Rider Unit explain the physical structure of our brain, neurotransmitters, that the body produces by itself, are the chemical part responsible for our state of mind.

These molecules are processed in the limbic system, in a region called the hypothalamus, where most of the neurochemical activity is being concentrated, thus they can also be observed in non-human mammals.


How to keep our emotions under control

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We've all experienced some unpleasant moments that made us lose our mind, get angry and say or do things we regretted later.

In the context of neuroscience, the idea of going off our heads is a synonym for emotional hijacking. Psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman has published several books and articles related to Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Mindfulness, Psychology. However, one of the concepts Goleman made familiar to the public was emotional hijacking.

Neurological level

Whenever we see, hear, experience something that we perceive as threatening, a cortical structure called amygdala is being triggered. The…


What and why do we actually forget?

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Memory has always been a subject of debate, mostly because it’s still a mystery for most of us. What we call memories are just a modified representation of reality. In addition to that, because we store in our memory certain things without being aware, our behavior automatically changes.

Despite the relatively common belief that we only have one type of memory that is responsible for us forgetting or remembering certain things, the truth is much more complicated than that. Briefly explained, we operate with two main memory models:

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What's the connection between Brain, Mind and Relationships?

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It goes without saying that our brain plays a crucial role in our lives, but we mustn’t forget about other two concepts that are just as essential for us: our mind, and our relationships. This article focuses on the interdependence of these three components, how they influence each other, and how this phenomenon impacts us.

This association was brought to attention by neuroscientist, clinical professor of psychiatry Daniel J. Siegel, who also calls himself a researcher in interpersonal neurobiology. This field seeks the similar patterns that arise from separate approaches to knowledge…


The conflict within ourselves

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It's well known that humans, whether we are talking about scientists, psychologists or philosophers, have been trying to explain why our mind behaves in mysterious ways. This article focuses on an unexpected discovery that most of our decisions are actually based on emotions, rather than reason.

Briefly addressed in our last article, The Triune Brain Theory states that we have three cortical structures that correspond to different periods in evolution: the reptilian and limbic systems, and the neocortex — which is the newest and most complex.

However, instead of talking about three parts of the brain…


The three brains inside our brain

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The metaphor of the three brains appeared when American physician and neuroscientist Paul D. MacLean came up with the concept of Triune Brain in the 60s, and brought it in the spotlight in his 90s book The Triune Brain in Evolution.

Still covered in many textbooks and course lectures in biological psychology, his theory states that we have three cortical structures that belong to very different evolutionary eras. This model was associated with Freud’s tripartite view of the mind, with its conflicting superego, ego and id. …


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Nowadays, the software ecosystem is full of indispensable tools that we all rely on whenever we want to build something new, or simply improve what’s already been implemented.

I created a short summary of all the practical and perhaps underrated platforms that helped me overcome any difficulties. They may not be particularly designed for Front-End development, but they can surely be handy for those of us who work in this field, too.

1. Cloudflare

  • Cloudflare is a Content Delivery Network (CDN) that acts as an intermediary between a server and the client, composed of hundreds of data centers located in more than…


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I've always been passionate about the visual side of web development, with a lot of confidence when speaking about HTML&CSS related topics, especially as a beginner. It seemed fine. And I kind of enjoyed being called the team's unicorn — for actually enjoying that kind of stuff.

The truth hits you eventually, though. It's not that easy. The browser is not a coloring book and HTML&CSS are not your pencils, as most people (who are not in the front-end world) would say.


I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who ran into some uncomfortable technical questions during an interview and felt like I knew what was going on but couldn't really explain it.

I've been working on this summary of questions and concepts for a while now and selected the 20 most challenging ones. Enjoy!

  • This value (context): in a regular function, the value of this has nothing to do with the class on which it was defined; instead, it depends on the object that it was called upon; inside an arrow function this value always equals the this value from…

Stefania Simon

Passionate Web Developer & Designer writing about anything cool

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