You may have heard about the “second brain,” the sensory system in the gut. Discovered relatively recently, the second brain lives in the stomach and intestines. While the brain in your head is still the boss, it constantly communicates with the nervous system in your gut to make decisions on what to eat, how to […]
Hot flashes, insomnia, and other common side effects of the transition to menopause originate in the brain. But until recently, scientists have not had a clear picture of the differences between the pre-menopausal, peri-menopausal, and post-menopausal brain. An important new imaging study led by Dr. Lisa Mosconi highlights many of ways in which a woman’s […]
We think of kids with ADHD as having trouble paying attention. But for many of them — and their parents — behaviour is a big problem, too. Sometimes a bigger problem. Tantrums and defiance are not symptoms of ADHD itself, but they are often a result of ADHD symptoms. Inattention and impulsivity can make it very […]
Dear Parents and Students, Owing to the T8 signal, all classes this morning are confirmed to be cancelled. Regarding afternoon classes (i.e. from 2pm onwards), we are waiting for further announcements from the Hong Kong Observatory.
A new study compared the brains of people who died of COVID-19 with those that died of other causes. The researchers found that the brains of those who died of COVID-19 showed significant inflammation and degeneration—not dissimilar to the brains of people with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other neurological conditions. Some questions remain, though. More on […]