Alms of the vein: are anti-ageing efforts a possibility?

Anti-ageing: a problem caused by ever improving medical resources and health care, and the reason for an older population. As such, combating this is a goal that we are constantly striving to achieve. There are constant efforts to find a cure for the effects aging has on the bodily systems, and millions are spent to […]

Synesthesia: Ballet of the Senses

Synesthesia (from the Greek words syn, meaning together, and aesthesis, meaning sensation) is a neurological condition that causes perceptual mixing of the senses. People affected – called synesthetes – receive a signal from a particular sensory or cognitive pathway (e.g. hearing) and simultaneously experience involuntary stimulation of another modality (e.g. vision) [1]. Synesthesia is both involuntary and elicited, […]

Your Brain on LSD

The whole concept behind recreational drugs is the search of an altered but pleasant reality, but LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) or ‘acid’, takes this one step further as it creates very powerful hallucinations, producing a distortion of one’s reality, including images and sounds that do not really exist. It is traditionally classed as a hallucinogen along […]

A Road to Recovery from Paralysis?

According to a study by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, approximately 1 in 50 people in the USA are living with paralysis. That’s around 6 million people in the US alone. [1] ‘Paralysis’ is the term given when muscular function is completely lost. This loss can either affect a small, localized area of the […]

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