Category Archives: Occipital lobes

Help! My beloved mother has been replaced by an alien: Capgras syndrome

Imagine looking at your mother, knowing in your gut that even though she looks exactly like your mother, moves and talks in the same way your mother does and has all the same habits, she just isn’t your mother. This … Continue reading

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Blindsight: The seeing blind

Even though your eyes are neccessary for you to see, they are not sufficient. For conscious vision, you also need the visual areas at the back of your brain. People with damaged visual cortex are cortically blind, even though their … Continue reading

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Eat your brain out!
Your weight affects your brain

Apparently the daily calorie intake in midlife can affect your cognitive abilities and the risk for Alzheimer’s disease later on. On average the brain shrinks with age, but being overweight appears to accelerate the process. Being overweight might shrink your … Continue reading

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