I find that when I start eating certain foods, I end up eating much more than planned. I find myself continuing to consume certain foods even though I am no longer hungry. I want to cut down or stop eating certain kinds of food. I have found that I have elevated desire for or urges … Continue reading Hi, my name is _______ and I’m addicted to food
In the last 200 years, medicine has achieved great advances. However, some conditions – e.g. Alzheimer’s and certain cardiovascular diseases – still lack adequate treatment, while others – like epilepsy, depression, and chronic pain – can be treatment resistant. This is where electrical nerve stimulation comes in. Electrical stimulation can be applied to different nerves, … Continue reading Let’s talk about nerves, baby! Vagus Nerve Stimulation opens new frontiers in medicine
The human brain is able to modify itself. For years, it has been believed that the brain was unalterable. Or, rather, that after a critical developmental period in childhood, the adult brain was a static and unchangeable organ. Although it is true that our brain circuits have greater plasticity at an early age and that this … Continue reading Neuroplasticity – A brain with(out) boundaries
“The Colour Out of Space”, a short story written by H. P. Lovecraft, depicts the impact of a meteorite crash in a fictional town, leaving behind globules of color that fall outside the range of the known visible spectrum. To quote a sentence, “the colour, which resembled some of the bands in the meteor’s … Continue reading Synesthesia and the brain: yup, that tasted purple!