Research articles

Research Articles are summaries of an area of cutting-edge neuroscience research. They range in length from short summaries to much deeper dives into an area of neuroscience, or even a series of articles, but their goal remains to communicate current issues in neuroscience in an interesting and digestible way to a general audience.


Life of Prion

Simona Zahova 03/04/2019

A peculiar group of proteins, prions, have earned a mythical status in sci-fi due to their unorthodox properties and unusual history. These deadly particles often play a villainous role in fiction, appearing in the Jurassic Park franchise, and countless zombie stories. Even putting apocalyptic conspiracies aside, prions are one of the wackiest products of nature, with a history so remarkable it needs no embellishment. Tighten your seatbelts, we are going on a journey!

Tags: Prion, Neurodegeneration, Proteins

Can’t or Won’t – An Introduction To Apathy.

Megan Jackson 19/12/2018

Often, when a person hears the word apathy, an image comes to mind. A glassy-eyed teenager scrolling vacantly through their phone while their parent looks on in despair. While comical, it does not reflect what apathy really is clinically: a complex symptom that has important clinical significance.

Tags: Emotional, symptom, Mental Health

The Story of Adult Human Neurogenesis or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb

Sophie Waldron 05/03/2018

You are sitting down at a desk and a huge burger comes floating towards you. It gets bigger and bigger as it advances, faster and faster. Luckily, you know what you have to do. Don’t press anything on your computer, and the burger will go away.

Tags: Neurogenesis, Regeneration, Debate

Life of Prion
Can’t or Won’t – An Introduction To Apathy.
The Story of Adult Human Neurogenesis or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb
Reading Without Seeing
It’s Fright Night!
Square eyes and a fried brain, or a secret cognitive enhancer- how do video games affect our brain?
Can’t hear someone at a loud party? Just turn your head!
Microglia: Guardians of the Brain
The healing power of companionship
Can we solve problems in our sleep?
How to read a baby’s mind
Brain-controlled mice face robobugs
The Neuroscience of Mindfulness: What Happens When We Meditate?
The indirect applications of leisure technology
Perceptions of mental illness: Do biological explanations reduce stigma?
Achy-breaky heart? Try touchy-feely brain!
Graphene and the Cyborg Circuit Board
Killing cancer with your brain!
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