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Getting a better understanding of life with alzheimers disease

Gabriella Nelligan | 26.OCT.2021

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative condition and the most common type of dementia, making up to 70% of cases worldwide. Contrary to popular belief, dementia is not a disease but an umbrella term for the series of symptoms caused by pathological changes in the brain resulting in problems with memory, mental sharpness, language, understanding and judgement. Read more…


Catastrophic Thinking: Making a Mountain Out of a Molehill

Anonymous | 17.MAY.2021 | Reflection

“You have an anxiety disorder.” The first time I heard those words I felt relief wash over me. This wasn’t normal. The panic attacks, the low self-esteem, the wish to disappear from existence. Now it had a name, and I started to believe I could manage it. Read More…


Smoke and Mirrors of Drug addiction | Debunking the myth part 1

Francesca Keefe | 14.APR.2021 | Discussion

Is the public perception of illicit drug users wrong? The media often promotes the stereotype of illicit drug users as violent thugs, always on the hunt for their next “high”. Here, I challenge an assortment of neuromyths in drug addiction, which have, arguably, tainted public perception and have had severe repercussions on clinical research and innovation.Read More…


How being sick could make you sicker: The role of peripheral inflammation in depressive disorders.

Valentina Bart | 01.APR.2021 | Research

Mental health is a topic that is becoming increasingly important in everyday life. Presently, 1 in 6 children between the ages of 5 and 16 struggle with mental health issues, with the NHS reporting mental health problems to be the biggest cause of disability in the UK. It is often said that physical exercise is important for mental well-being. Taking this idea further and looking at current research, it becomes clear that a sick body could severely harm your mental health. Read More…


The Mad King of England: Neuroscience behind the Royal Malady

Ian Fox| 17.MAR.2021 | Research

George III was King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 to 1820. He ascended the throne of Britain when he was only 23 years old and he reigned for just over 40 years – making him one of Britain’s longest ruling monarchs. His reign was marked by great national unrest, including the loss of the American War of Independence and then – only a few years later – the constant threat of invasion by Napoleonic France. Under his leadership, Britain navigated through the storm of war, eventually triumphing over France in 1815, and this brought about a 100-year long peace in Europe – known as ‘Pax Britannia’.Now, I know what you are thinking – what does this have to do with neuroscience and the brain? Read More…