Category Archives: Temporal 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 My beloved mother has been replaced by an alien: Capgras syndrome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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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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The fascination with violence and the psychopathic brain

Most of us find it impossible to understand how people can commit violent crimes against their fellow humans. Yet, these same crimes hold a strange fascination as evidenced by the numerous non-fiction books on serial killers and related topics. As … Continue reading

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