“brain model”

Jun
14

Stan In Love? … It Must Be Summer! (Special Offer)

It’s that feelgood time of year – days are at their longest, we can finally ditch the winter jumpers and head to the countryside or the beach with our nearest and dearest. Summer is many people’s favorite season, but what’s perhaps surprising is that the warmer temperatures and brighter days could be having a real […]

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Aug
28

Migraine: The 7th Disabler

Imagine an excruciating throbbing pain down one or both sides of the head, sensitivity to light, dizziness, distorted vision, possible hallucinations, muscular problems and a feeling of nausea with possible continuous vomiting. Now imagine this lasting anywhere from four to 72 hours+ and a pain so severe that it may even prompt a visit to […]

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Jul
10

How Are Memories Made & Stored?

What exactly is a memory and how do they manifest inside our brains?  Which part/s of our brain are responsible for making memories?  And how does our brain know how to associate the fragrance of a perfume, the sight of waves crashing against a shoreline, or that song from the 1980s with a memory that […]

By Joanna | Biology
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Are you a devilish Leftie?

Left handed people have, throughout history, been regarded at best as rather odd and at worst as evil and in league with the devil! In fact, the word “sinister” is derived from the Latin word for ‘left’. But are left handed people using their brains differently to right handed people?

By Joanna | Medical Education
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A Slice of Mathematical Pi

March 14 is a special day for geeks around the world. It’s Pi Day: the date is 3/14 – the first three digits of the constant ratio between the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which school kids everywhere know is approximated to 3.14159. It also happens to be Einstein’s birthday, so there’s a […]

By Joanna | Astronomy . Education . Physics
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