I Can’t Believe My Eyes: Life With Bonnet Syndrome

Hallucinations, therefore moments of perception of stimuli that are not present at the given situation, can have multiple causes. From use of addictive substances such as hallucinogens or other psychoactive substances across hypnotic suggestions to extreme physical or mental exhaustion of an organism, experienced for example by endurance racers or ultra-marathon runners. In all cases, […]

Dogs in Dementia Research

In 1907, Dr Alois Alzheimer scientifically recorded dementia for the first time when he noticed rapid memory loss accompanied by a disillusioned thoughts and hallucinations in his patient. [1] Since then, a significant amount of research has been performed, but dementia today is still defined in more or less the same way: as a deterioration […]

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, […]

Ultrasound May Have a Therapeutic Effect on Alzheimer’s Disease

Ultrasound is a very common and sophisticated scanning method used by physicians for a variety of reasons, but most commonly use in the diagnosis of heart conditions and evaluating the progress of a developing baby during pregnancy. [1] However, a new study has shown that ultrasound is not only a useful tool for imaging but […]

New Stem Cell Research Opening Up The Door To Possible Treatments For Motor Neuron Disease

A joint research project led by scientists from the Universities of St Andrews and Edinburgh has shed light on possible ways to study and treat Motor Neuron Disease (MND) by using stem cells from human skin samples.[1] The project was led by Dr. Gareth Miles, a senior lecturer at the School of Psychology and Neuroscience […]

Study shows striking similarities between human and monkey brain

Still in disbelief that we share a common ancestor with primates? There is less and less room for doubt, now, as scientists announce that we possess a unique region of the brain that is found nowhere else in the animal kingdom, but in primates! Upon analysis of 25 human and macaque brains, scientists had a […]

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