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Déjà vu...Déjà vu...Déjà vu

7 Sep 2017

Déjà vu, or translated from French- ‘already seen’, is something we have all experienced. You walk up to the coffee shop counter, ready to order a latte, and are suddenly overwhelmed by the feeling...

Is a poor sense of smell an indicator of early Alzheimer’s?

25 Jun 2017

If you had to, would you rather become blind or loose your sense of smell? A classic question in the child’s game “would you rather?” The popular answer seems obvious: smell. Often the most...

MRI Scans and Smoking

23 May 2017

Our brains are pretty smart! A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan revealed that an MRI scan can detect the likelihood of a smoker being able to quit smoking. The...

Pills for the Brain

20 Mar 2017

Pop this pill and improve your memory. Swallow that one and reduce your cognitive decline. We see ads for such products all the time and I suspect they will increase as the baby boomers reach...

Pain causes anger. Can relieving anger relieve pain?

20 Mar 2017

Theories suggesting that pain can be eliminated or suppressed by anger management are hard to confirm. Various studies have investigated this claim, however, the results tend to be contradictory....

Is fish really brain food?

20 Mar 2017

Is fish really brain food? P.G. Wodehouse certainly thought so. In his wonderful “Jeeves” stories, Bertie Wooster encourages his brainy butler to eat more fish whenever a particularly challenging...

Schizophrenia and Vitamin B

20 Mar 2017

Schizophrenia is a much misunderstood disease. It is not “split personality.” The disease is perhaps best described as the inability to distinguish imagination from reality. Schizophrenia strikes...

Can You Live Without a Brain?

20 Mar 2017

The neurologist at the University of Marseille followed the obvious course of action. His 44 year old patient had complained of a weakness in his left leg so he sent him for a brain scan. When the...

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