January 26

Striking and Totally Unexpected

If you would like to learn a little more about how epilepsy affects memory and more about my personal accounts, one of my previous articles, Shaken Memory, also talks about thes things. I consider this current article a revision, however, since I have learned a bit more about my condition. When Brenda Milner and William […]

December 22

Fatal Attraction: What is Sex and Love Addiction?

Have you ever been in love? Has it made you do crazy things? Whether it was sending your lover bundles of flowers, stalking their social media (or stalking them in person), or boiling a rabbit in a pot of water, we’ve all been there. We know that love is enthralling. It is potent enough in […]

December 15

Cell Cycle Rules Aren’t for Fools

Our great gamble as individuals composed of trillions of cells is that every cell is going to get along together and play by the rules. Our gut cells wake up and slay the nutrient uptake game every day, our retina cells are on top of processing incoming light, and even the humble cells in our […]

December 08

The bright side of the Moon: and its effects on life on Earth

Lunar influence Picture a night like last night. You gaze up to see the brilliant full moon overhead and look around at your surroundings, illuminated, almost as if it’s daytime. The Moon, Earth’s celestial sister, has profound effects on our planet, such as driving the oceanic tides. Without the Moon, life as we know it […]

December 01

Baker Miller Pink

Asking around, one would be hard pressed to find an individual who’s never fielded the question, “what’s your favorite color?” Some people prefer shades of yellow reminiscent of sunshine, hues of red that evoke a feeling of power, or calming tones of blue. Though one’s favorite color is not a reliable metric for determining facts […]

November 24

I wish I wish upon a bone- an infographic

November 17

A Series of Exciting Events

Have you ever wondered what it is like to have a seizure? Well, I have epilepsy, and let me tell you: so do I. That is because there are many different types of seizures and of epilepsy, and some—like mine—involve a loss of consciousness, as well as memory deficits. What all seizures have in common, […]

November 10

Say Cheese: The neuroscience of our devotion to dairy

You might be the kind of person that can’t wait for the “cheese pull” when grabbing a hot slice of pizza, or perhaps you’re the first at the table to suggest a cheese-filled charcuterie board for your appetizer (both of these examples are stemming from personal experience, of course). If you are a fellow cheese […]

October 27

The Language and Psychology of Modern “Cults”

We use the term “cult” loosely in today’s colloquial language. Ask around, and you might hear the opinion that people who religiously attend expensive spin classes or CrossFit are in a cult. MLM’s (multi-level marketing schemes) are a cult. Academia is a cult! As a member of the cult of academia, I promise I am […]

October 13

The Wandering Nerve

What do epilepsy, depression, and anxiety all have in common? No, this is not some one-liner joke, there is an actual answer to this question. Could it be that they all could be targeted by a single treatment? To understand how this could be, let’s look into what these disorders are, first. Epilepsy is a […]