The Effect of Childhood Adversity on the Adult Brain

We all have been acquainted with the term ‘childhood trauma’ – referring to the experience of an event that transpired during childhood, that causes significant amount of distress and can, in many cases, result in lasting emotional or physical effects. We often associate trauma when we discuss long-term effects on child development. Interestingly, however, there […]

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Finger Lickin’ Good – Does Eating Food With Your Hands Make It Taste Better?

Food is a necessity for the survival of any species. In my experience, food is something I look forward to, from when I go to sleep at night to when I wake up in the morning: What am I going to eat today? What started as a sole requirement for our existence has slowly grown […]

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Deadly Highs and Lows – Tackling Bipolar Disorder

In recent times, there has been prominent discourse surrounding mental disorders; familiarising us with issues surrounding depression, anxiety, and even psychopathy and schizophrenia. Pop culture has been party to acquainting us with the latter two, but with seemingly more awareness, we within the Science community, or outside, have developed a reasonable understanding of these disorders, […]

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AI Serotonin Sensor – Hope for Mental Disorders

‘The Tired Brain’, one of our former articles highlighted the urgency to tackle the issue of depression brought on by sleep deprivation. We, be it within the science community, or outside are becoming increasingly conscious of the prevalence of mental disorders. This has provoked many researchers to explain comprehensively, the underlying mechanisms of such disorders, […]

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