Category: Neuroscience

Above & Underneath the Cranium

I shared a Neuroscience News and Research post on my facebook page the other day, and I got a question about it, so we're here to get some answers! The Question: I shared this photo with a couple of people and their reactions were definitely interesting. One person said "ewwww! that's gross", and another said ...

The Brain-Changing Benefits of Exercise

"What if I told you there was something that you can do right now that would have an immediate, positive benefit for your brain including your mood and your focus? And what if I told you that same thing could actually last a long time and protect your brain from different conditions like depression, Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Would you do ...

The Sleep Deprived Brain

Is sleep that important? It is baffles me when people say or think that the brain is asleep when they're asleep. The fact is that if your brain ever fell asleep, you'd be in a coma, or you'd be brain dead. After all, it's a common saying that sleep is the cousin of death. Sleep ...

THE KILLERS: Heart Attack Vs. Stroke

Heart Attack or Stroke? I asked a couple of people "what's the difference between a heart attack and a stroke?" and I got responses like "a stroke is a more intense heart attack," and "a heart attack is what causes a stroke". Too often, I see and hear people confuse a heart attack with a stroke, ...

The Inevitable: PAIN

You've got a headache or period pain and you reach out for painkillers that you've always got stowed away somewhere at home, in your bag, or your car. You pop a couple of pills and a few minutes later (depending on how fast acting it is), you're feeling better. That's the end of it! Well you know ...

HIV & the Brain – HAND

  When you think 'Africa', what's the first disease that pops into your head? HIV? AIDS? Well, that's accurate! In Nigeria alone, there were approximately 3.4 million people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and 170 thousand deaths due to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in 2014 (source: UNAIDS). You can only imagine how much ...

Let’s have a drink & talk ’bout what it does your brain!

We're only serving alcohol, and if it isn't your preference, we apologise. You're welcome to sit with the party though, you might learn a thing or two! Ethanol a.k.a Alcohol, a substance found in wine, beer, cider, mead and liquor is produced by the fermentation of yeast, sugar and starches. Contrary to the popular saying 'I got ...

Who ends up in a psychiatric hospital in Nigeria?

'Mad people', right? Have you ever thought about what makes them 'mad'? Unfortunately most religious Nigerians would like to think there's something spiritual behind most 'mad' people, if not all of them. This notion is very wrong, so we're going to correct that misconception. A psychiatric hospital specialises in the treatment of mental disorders. [A modern psychiatric ...