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The Neuroscience of Death

The Neuroscience of Death

Jump To Additional Readings and ReferencesSoooo much that could be covered here, from philosophy to religion to history to sociology to psychology to anthropology to ethics to technology to biology to medicine and the brain. Average human lifespan is currently around...

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Jump To Additional Readings and ReferencesOCD: When a person has repeated thoughts (obsessions) and/or repeated behaviors (compulsions) to the point where it gets in the way of regular functioning. People with OCD recognize it as nonsensical. Affects 1.2% of...

Neuro Nonsense

Neuro Nonsense

Jump To Additional Readings and ReferencesWelcome to Mythbusters, neuroscience edition! Have you ever heard that you only use 10% of your brain? That some people are left-brained and some are right-brained? That different brains have different learning styles? We will...

The Spinal Cord

The Spinal Cord

The spinal cord is part of the CNS (central nervous system), which consists of only the brain and spinal cord. But the spinal cord is often neglected because the brain is just so cool to study! (I didn?t have even one class dedicated to the spinal cord alone; it was...

Difficult Conversations

Difficult Conversations

For simplicity's sake we often split the brain into two parts: the human brain and the animal brain. The animal brain is our subconscious and consists of most of our brain. It is very fast, but also stupid. The human brain is our prefrontal cortex, our conscious self....

Prejudice

Prejudice

Jump To Additional Readings and ReferencesWelcome to Prejudice! We?ll be hitting all the hard stuff like sexism and racism, as brought to you by a white guy from apartheid-era South Africa! This topic means a lot to me. Apartheid in South Africa lasted into the 90s,...