Our brain is roughly 50% white matter and 50% grey matter. Anecdotally, people believe grey matter is the “seat of intelligence”. In the scientific community, grey matter was traditionally thought of as the hub of computation while white matter for information transfer. This belief was based on several studies that showed changes in grey matter… Continue reading Does White Matter Matter?
Man machine interaction also known as Human computer interaction works at the interface of biological and computer science. Here is my artistic interpretation of the subject in ink sketch.
Egypt, Circa 30 B.C. Cleopatra and Mark Anthony were discussing their love for each other. Anthony was certain he loved Cleopatra more than she loved him. After all he had left his wife and country behind for her. But the last queen of Egypt was not about to give up so easily. After two forced… Continue reading Do Acids get on Your Nerves?
With all the uproar that’s been going on after the people of United Kingdom decided to leave the European Union, it seemed appropriate to write about decision making. If you struggle to make decisions, it is perhaps not a news to you that decision making is complex and studying it requires the expertise of multiple… Continue reading Neuroeconomics of Brexit
Here goes my first vlog. This is the talk I gave today at the University at Buffalo, Biology Honors Symposium.
Violence is everywhere – from isolated events to organized terrorism. The recent US presidential election is witness to how scared everyone is about violence. Violence makes people feel powerless and they respond with more violence, expounding the problem. I was part of a recent discussion about how to fight violence where the general consensus was… Continue reading The Disease of Violence
Recently I have been reading a lot of literature linked to gender equality and feminism for a global gender studies course. The other day I was reading a piece by Cornelia Fine and came across the term “neurosexism”. It was in Chapter 15 (The “Seductive Allure” of neuroscience) of her famous book Delusions of Gender.… Continue reading Neurosexism