Dr. Mária Telkes: A Bright Inventor

Dr. Mária Telkes at MIT (C) Mdf, CC-BY-SA 3.0 March is Women's History Month. Therefore, this week in Future Science Leaders, we were tasked with writing about a woman who invented something; as a … [Read more...]

Do You Think Spice Is Nice? Factors That Determine Spice Tolerance

Chili Peppers (C) Mdf, CC-BY-SA 3.0 A little while ago, my family and I ate some takeout for dinner. My mom tried one of the dishes and remarked, "This is really spicy." However, I had barely felt … [Read more...]

The Brains of Extroverts and Introverts

Extroverts vs. Introverts (C) Mdf, CC-BY-SA 3.0 Extroversion and introversion are aspects of people's personalities that describe the way that a particular person focuses and gains their energy. An … [Read more...]

Meat to Flies

Photo: Spontaneous Generation — via class connection Do flies come from red meat? No. Although this is common sense to us, in the 15th century scientists believed in the theory of spontaneous … [Read more...]

5-HT

Photo: Serotonin — via chemistry-reference 5-HT or 5-hydroxytryptamine is the scientific name for the organic compound serotonin. It was first discovered by Vitorrio Erspamer in Rome in 1935, … [Read more...]

Inside the Body: MRI and MEG

MRI brain scans, Heggie, Liddell & Maher (2000), Public Domain Last Wednesday at FSL, we were lucky enough to tour a SFU medical imaging lab at Surrey Memorial hospital. There, two machines … [Read more...]

More than Mere Notes: Music on the Brain

Jean-Gabriel Ferlan performing at a piano recital, (c) Public Domain It's another run-of-the-mill, ordinary, plain-Jane day. My mom is ever so kindly sending me to class, and the radio mindlessly … [Read more...]

Imaginary Reality

A different prespective An alien is looking at a special, green-blue planet. He is a scientist, and his orders are to understand the strange creatures that live on this space rock. Humans, he … [Read more...]

The MRI and MEG

Recently, I was able to have my first experience with the MRI and MEG, which was pretty exciting. No, I do not necessarily mean that I got an MRI and MEG scan. I got a brief tour and despite the … [Read more...]

The Story behind the Hippocampus

"Enlightenment Animation" by Triplet 3D is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 So what exactly is the hippocampus? Its a small but imperative part of the brain that primarily plays a role in creating … [Read more...]