In The Genius in All of Us: New Insights into Genetics, Talent, and IQ published in 2010, the author David Shenk uses research to argue the nurture vs nature debate and states that intelligence is a result of interactions between … Continue reading Review of The Genius in All of Us by David Shenk
Consciousness is who we are. It is how we interact with the world. It is life, but how is it created? Where does it come from? Consciousness is one of the most elusive concepts right now, yet scientists are still … Continue reading Consciousness and Mind-Reading Technology
I made a video based on a review article discussing some factors that influence I.Q. and what I.Q. tests actually measure. Below are links to the videos and a transcript. IQ which stands for “intelligence quotient” is a score … Continue reading Factors That Affect I.Q.
I made a video discussing what MECP2 duplication syndrome is. Below are links to the video as well as a transcript of the video. What is MECP2 Duplication Syndrome? MECP2 Duplication Syndrome is a genetic disorder primarily seen in males … Continue reading What is MECP2 Duplication Syndrome?
Have you ever gained a few extra pounds and attempted to shed those pounds by hitting the gym? Did it work? No? Yes? Well, the truth is that for a while now, research has been telling us that that workout … Continue reading Exercise Contributes Little to Weight Loss
Mind wandering frees our mind to make new connections, have fresh ideas, and even solve problems that the focused mind has difficulty doing. Scientists such as Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton revered the capability of the wandering mind. The researcher Felicity … Continue reading In Defense of Daydreaming
The Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection We think that we have a decent understanding of how biology evolves over time. A certain group, a certain population, has a set of traits. With each successive generation, new traits will appear … Continue reading Cultural Evolution
Why I Chose this Book My book choice can feel sporadic sometimes. At one point, I determined that my book selection should be more deliberate. I should read books that align with the goals in my life. One of them … Continue reading Review of The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye-View of the World by Michael Pollan
Many studies on the brain today rely on mouse and rat models. Many of these studies through fail to translate to humans. This is presumably due to natural structural differences between rodents and humans. Though the human brain shares many … Continue reading Building Brains from Scratch