Category Archives: Parietal lobes

When the right hand doesn’t know what the left one is doing: Dr. Strangelove’s affliction

In this video-clip from Stanley Kubrick’s film, “Dr. Strangelove”, we see the character from whom the movie derives its name, struggle to keep his right arm in check, as it repeatedly tries to give the Nazi salute. It literally seems … Continue reading

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When the brain refuses ownership of a limb: Amputee wannabes

To most of us the thought of an amputation of one of our healthy limbs is horrid. To a selected few, otherwise healthy and undelusional people, an amputation of a certain limb, at a specific level, is a dream come … Continue reading

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 My beloved mother has been replaced by an alien: Capgras syndrome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