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Latest posts:

Cannabis and psychosis symptoms: The role of the endocannabinoid system in the human brain

Jun 22, 2020
You may have heard that smoking marijuana causes schizophrenia. While this is not entirely accurate, there are some examples of otherwise healthy people experiencing psychotic symptoms after consuming marijuana.

Our second brain: More than a gut feeling

Jun 10, 2020
You don’t need a degree in neuroscience to suspect that the brain and gut are somehow connected. The feeling of “butterflies” in our stomach when we prepare to give a presentation, stress-induced stomach ulcers, emotional eating, and even our intuition showing up in the form of a “gut feeling,” all provide clues that the brain and gut are talking to each other.

Welcome to the Brainiac!

Jun 05, 2020
Welcome to The Brainiac! We are excited to launch this new platform as a space for students, trainees, and faculty to practice their science communication skills.