If the symptoms in this post sound familiar, you may be experiencing food addiction. Food addiction might be one reason “you can’t eat just one” Lay’s potato chip, and importantly, may be contributing to the Western World’s obesity epidemic. Continue reading Hi, my name is _______ and I’m addicted to food
Vagus nerve stimulation is a relatively new therapeutic method, but modern medicine has already recognized the potential of this treatment to remedy a growing number of physiological and psychological disorders. Continue reading Let’s talk about nerves, baby! Vagus Nerve Stimulation opens new frontiers in medicine
For years, it has been believed that the brain was unalterable after a critical developmental period in childhood. In fact, the human brain is able to modify itself well into adulthood, and research is discovering better ways for us to harness this power to improve our lives. Continue reading Neuroplasticity – A brain with(out) boundaries
In everyday language, a sound can be “sweet”, and a taste can be “light”. For some people, this association across different senses is exceptionally more vivid and real– the stimulation of one sense causes unusual experiences in other senses. What is going on within the brains of synesthetes to cause this swap? Continue reading Synesthesia and the brain: yup, that tasted purple!