My reflections on studying Parkinson’s Disease

By Dr. Lucia Fernandez Cardo  Edited by Sam & Chiara Parkinson’s disease (PD) owes its name to Doctor James Parkinson, who in 1817 described the disorder in his manuscript “An essay on the shaking palsy”. It has been 200 years since we began to study this disease, and despite the advances in understanding, we are still far from…

Why I do What I do: Reflections on Schizophrenia research.

By Niels Haan Edited by Jonathan Dr Niels Haan is a postdoctoral researcher based at the NMHRI, Cardiff University. He has previously written an article about his research for us, which you can read here. This post is dedicated to the memory of Dick van der Lee (1962-2018). Take it away, Dick. Ask any savvy medical researcher…

Reflections on Epilepsy

This reflection article was written by Chantal about her experiences of epilepsy and the treatments she has undergone. Chantal is happy to be contacted by our readers, to do so please use our Contact Us form and we will pass on your message. The Story I Tell at Parties By Chantal Mynda Müller-Cohn Editors: Kira and…

Reflections on Dementia

This is not our usual type of Brain Domain article, but personal stories are important reminders of why neuroscience research is so crucial. Here are some touching thoughts from a friend of someone with Dementia.   Dementia: Please no! By Andy Stickland Edited by Rachael As I look upon my frail friend Bob, lying there in…