Caffeine dependence and how caffeine affects the brain
Nothing Will Happen to Me
Exploring numbing as a solution BY: IRENE TIAN The face in the mirror is still recognizable, but I can’t believe it’s mine. It opens its mouth to reveal a bloody, mutilated mess inside. Most of its tongue has been chewed away by my own teeth. I poke at the bruises, but they remain painless blobs … Continue reading Nothing Will Happen to Me
ROFL: (A) Rumination On Fake Laughter
A close look behind that uncomfortable “ha ha ha” and why it transpires By: Irene Tian and Amy Zheng Why was the broom late to school? It over-swept. … Did I get you? Just now, did you laugh at the awkwardness of this incredibly awkward pun? Are you laughing, although not genuinely, at my attempt … Continue reading ROFL: (A) Rumination On Fake Laughter
All For Nothing
The emotional impact of cyborg technology on the human brain 10 years ago “My dream is to become the greatest ice skater in the world no matter the opportunity cost!” I shouted with a toothy grin, completely dedicated and determined to reach my goal. The people surrounding me stared with a great deal of concern … Continue reading All For Nothing
The Awaited Dissection
Exploring MVHS FPPN and MVHS Neuroscience’s annual sheep brain dissection club collaboration
Fight for It
Exploring the ethics of fairness with physical modifications “What’s your dream?” “To become the world’s best combat fighter, of course!” I was six when I first stepped into the studio. My parents wanted me to start training along with my brother. He was 11 at the time, and the few glimpses I got of him … Continue reading Fight for It
Exploring the development of a neural net powered by nanobots that can help treat depressive episodes in humans.
The Expenses of Depression
Exploring the ethics of new brain implant technology. By Dahlia Schilling and Kalyani Puthenpurayil Recently, the University of California San Francisco conducted a study on whether brain implants can help treat severe and treatment-resistant depression. The experiment has only been conducted on one patient thus far but results look promising and the scientists are looking … Continue reading The Expenses of Depression
How one summer illustrated the strength of grief and the importance of defeating it
Exploring the pros and cons behind psychiatric treatments in addition to the development of the wirelessly charged brain implant to treat the same.