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From Walt Whitman to Modern Neuroscience: The Poetic Appeal of Neuronal Networks

March 18, 2017 – 12:55 PM |

A noiseless, patient spider,
I mark’d where, on a little promontory, it stood isolated;
Mark’d how, to explore the vacant, vast surrounding,
It launch’d forth filament, filament, filament out of itself;
Ever unreeling them—ever tirelessly speeding them.
And you, O …

Neuroregulatory Functions of The Gut – Meet the Second Brain!

August 10, 2016 – 10:31 PM |

Most of us are quite happily aware of being controlled by our cerebral cortex – that grooved and fissured grey matter that bends the body to its will, regulating all the physiological functions that sustain …

In Focus: The Damaging Effects of Alcohol on the Body

January 30, 2016 – 7:48 PM |

Knowing the severity of alcohol’s negative effects on the body will definitely make you think twice about going to that party or getting yourself a bottle of beer. What starts out as harmless fun can …

Spreading Love through Volunteerism – Recognizing the Humanity in Each One of Us

January 20, 2016 – 8:40 PM |

“Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, Through Love all that is copper will be gold, Through Love all dregs will become wine, Through Love all pain will turn to medicine.” – Rumi
Before …

Limitless – Just a Fantasy or a Real Possibility?

July 23, 2015 – 1:15 AM |

Ever watched Neil Burger’s Limitless? Most of you must have, and for those who haven’t, let me brief you about it. It’s about a guy who had a strange pill that increased his mind’s capabilities …

Place cells and Grid Cells: The Human Body’s Marvelous “Internal GPS System”

January 14, 2015 – 8:16 PM |

The Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology was the third prize listed by Alfred Nobel in his will. In his will, Nobel stipulated that a part of his fortune should be awarded to “the person …

Exorcism – A Reality in Clinical Medicine?

December 11, 2013 – 6:38 PM |

I know that simply the title of my blog may stimulate adrenaline rush in milieu interieur of many including my colleagues. I want to clarify that my whole and sole purpose of writing this blog …

A Glance at Obama’s BRAIN Initiative Project

April 30, 2013 – 9:00 PM |

Understanding how the brain works is arguably one of the greatest scientific challenges of our time. The human brain is a very complex organ consisting of 100 billion neurons; the basic building blocks of the …

Brain Pickings: Does Optimism Make Us Irrational?

March 9, 2013 – 7:02 PM | 2 Comments

If I were to ask you to estimate the chances of a person getting cancer, getting a divorce or dying due to cigarette smoking, your answer would on average fall at the half-way chance mark, …

Connecting Ideas: Shakespeare and Wordsworth Act as Brain Boosters!

February 21, 2013 – 9:13 PM | 2 Comments

According to popular notion, classic literature is considered fantastical and often lacking in logic and practicality. If you’re an avid reader and have an unwavering love for classics, you’d strongly disagree. Literature not only explores …