Over the past few years a slew of news outlets have been singing the cognitive benefits of learning to juggle. If one is to believe the hype, this ancient circus activity will increase your brain power, make your brain bigger (permanently, no less), and may even prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Dang. Can there be any truth to these heady claims, or is it another case of the media committing that most […]Read More The Neuroscience of Juggling
Disclaimer: Trading Atoms has no interests, financial or otherwise, in any biotechnology or related company. The development of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is clearly one of the more controversial issues of our time, with a wellspring of strongly held opinions issuing forth, particularly from the political left. With such widespread distrust and uncertainty amongst concerned citizens, the topic is well and truly ripe […]Read More GMOs Pt 1: Just What is Genetic Modification?
Back in the control room I find my friend waiting for me, all smiles as usual. She must have arrived while I was strapped in the machine. “Hi!” she greets enthusiastically. “I just saw your brain.” I suppose this shouldn’t be a surprise, given the situation. Yet I’m caught off guard. How do you respond […]Read More In the Machine
Background Subject was a healthy 25-year old Caucasian male. Subject maintained a predominantly vegequarian diet consisting of cereal, dairy, copious quantities of white rice, various Asian vegetables and fruits, seafood and, rarely, insects or creepy miscellaneous meat. Subject was a non-smoker, and alcohol intake was hearty and regular. During a routine clean-out of the communal refrigerator, subject […]Read More A Completely Unscientific, Not Even Singly-Blind Case Study on the Effects of Daily Vitamin & Mineral Supplement on Perceived Health and Well-Being