Ten Tenths of Twice Half a Brain

Today I return from a long hiatus of personal scientific writing, but not for just any topic. I slither out of my fabled and mysterious science lair, clothed in my bejeweled laboratory coat and particularly full of snarky rage. Ready to unload some choice words on one of everyone’s favourite things to rant about. Idiots. No, not idiots of your everyday consideration like this kid who tried to have sex with a hotpocket. Or this…

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Please, Shoot Your Children

For starters, I want to recognize that the title of my article might be considered quite inflammatory. That said, I don’t care. I want you to shoot your children. The gun and the bullet I am talking about are vaccines, and if you aren’t in agreement with the use of this weapon in the fight against disease, then you may as well be holding a real gun with real bullets and pointing it at other…

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Big Brains Fall Hard

It’s been a roller coaster month for brains. On one extreme, the world has been swept with enthusiasm promoting awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a campaign that some might argue has been almost TOO successful. On the other hand we were abruptly and devastatingly shown that even for an individual who lit up the eyes and hearts of multiple generations, depression can suck the selfless joy out of every smile your actions ever make.…

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The Scientific Miracle Cure for Every Disease, Illness and Ailment, Ever.

Time to face the facts folks. It’s been a long Canadian winter and you’ve been huddled up drinking high fat triple-chocolate lattes around the fireplace with the average daily mobility of a rock. Fear not, even rocks can get active and I myself have to shed an entire seasons worth of Timmy’s French vanillas. Whatever your personal poison is (e.g. Harry Potter inspired Butterbeer Frappaccino), summer has no time for posers and has all the…

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Merry Christmas It’s The End Of The World

A bit ominous for the festive Holiday season, I agree. Regardless, today’s topic will include mention of a potentially violent end to the human race, but don’t worry… it is for our own good. In actuality what you are going to read about today is how a single event might galvanize the human race into saving the only planet we have ever called home, and yes it is in danger.  *Putting things in overly dramatic…

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State of the Mind Address

It’s about time I get to talking some brains, and there is a lot to talk about. I guess this will be more of a preview post than anything; an extended introduction one might call it. My interest in the brain borders absolute (as a nearly absolute rule - there are never absolutes), and I think you would be hard pressed to find an aspect of psychology, neuroscience, or neurobiology that I don’t find somewhat…

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