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
Anyone who has applied for graduate or professional schools know that secret societies still exist. They make up the admissions committee of the countries’ most reputed graduate or professional programs. What impresses them? What is a red flag? How important are GREs? are the questions applicants discuss through 100s of pages in application forums like… Continue reading Interviewing for Neuroscience PhD Programs
Originally posted on Weird and Fascinating Creatures:
The naked mole rat, also known as sand puppy or desert mole rat, is a very strange looking animal. It is a rodent that has become hairless, with a tubular and wrinkled body. They are approximately the size of a teacup. David Attenborough has aptly called them sabertoothed…