Tag: brains

  • My Brain Is Your Brain

    It was my elder daughter who told me I could get my head examined. So yesterday I spent an hour in an MRI machine having my brain scanned, even though I am perfectly healthy. I was a subject in a research study whose purpose is to examine the relationship between HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders and aging,…

  • The Environment & Your Health

    Everything is connected. Our actions created reactions and interactions between organisms. 24% of global disease is caused by avoidable environmental exposure, according to the World Health Organization. Pollutants don’t disappear because the garbage man comes on Tuesday. Perhaps you’ve heard thoughts such as these before. I know I have. Yet they’re easy to ignore. Who…

  • What I Learned from Mouse Vocalizations

    Mouse Vocalizations and the Brain. Sounds like a date night, doesn’t it? Last Wednesday Doug and I went to a lecture at Janelia Farm, which is a research institute funded by Howard Hughes money. Picture a lot of smart people doing laboratory research about various brain-related topics. Every couple of months someone gives a lecture…