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Drugs are everywhere — whether it’s opioids, psychostimulants, alcohol, or any kind of addictive drug. Over $700 billion is spent annually in the USA towards addiction and related costs. This remarkable sum reflects the significant impact of addiction on the USA and its foothold in many countries across the planet. However, treatment for addiction remains stagnant and needs to be improved.


“The brain is the organ of destiny. It holds within its humming mechanism secrets that will determine the future of the human race” — Wilder Penfield

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Images of functional connectivity between regions of interest in the brain based on the dataset I downloaded and processed

Intro to Connectomics

Imagine you are driving someplace new. A place you have not been in a while. Most people, including myself, would use Google Maps, or WaZe, to find their way to their destination. Consider, what would you do if you did not have a digital map available? You might ask someone else. Well… slight problem with that. What if no one else whom you had asked had ever been where you wanted to go? How…


Using Algae DNA to revolutionize neuroscience and deconstruct mysteries of the brain

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Photo from WIRED showing a fiber-optic cable implanted in the brain of a mouse used in optogenetics research (does not hurt the mouse)

“Wrong Number!”

Imagine you’re trying to call your friend about something personal, and instead of calling that friend, you call everyone on your contact list — at the same time. Or, maybe you want to send an email to a colleague about an important issue, but they aren’t responding. What do you do? You end up having to talk to everyone else just to reach them. You might call their home phone, other colleagues, and anyone else that might be able to reach them with this critically important issue.

This is similar to the issue we’re facing right now in neuroscience.

Techniques…


“Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability” — William Osler

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What is Addiction?

Addiction is a disease of the brain that is characterized by the continuous actions of an individual to obtain something despite harmful consequences to them and other aspects of their life. There are a variety of addictions: food, gambling, sex, and of course, drugs. When someone thinks of addiction, their mind normally goes to drugs.

The overwhelming impact drug addiction has on an individual, their family, and ultimately the larger collective around them cannot be understated. $700 billion is spent annually in the USA towards addiction and related costs, and more than 100 people die every day from drug overdoses…


Islamophobic? No.

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Photo by Israel Palacio on Unsplash

Country First

When Joe Biden was inaugurated into the Presidency on January 20th, 2021, he immediately sprung into action — in the worst possible way. A clear example is his repeal of the “Muslim Ban.” While the efficacy of the ban is undoubtedly questionable, the reasoning of the President is not; Joe Biden repealed this executive order because of its image — not because of it’s efficacy. Democrats, leftists, and so-called “progressives” immediately labeled this travel ban “racist,” “bigoted,” and “islamophobic,” on the same premise. …


Your answer says more about you than you realize

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Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash of BLM flag in Washington, DC

Disclaimer: The views indicated by this article are solely that of the author — not of PS or of it’s editor.

The Immorality of Activists

Those individuals who deem themselves allies, defenders, and “activists,” claim they are morally right; they proclaim that they stand up for those who are unable to do the same for themselves. This is not done ironically. …


It’s not what you think

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Protest organized by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Image via The Heritage Foundation.

An Old Story

The expansion of socialism into the United States would be truly comical if it was not so awful. A Gallup report found the following: 57% of Democrats and 51% of young people (18–29) have a favorable view of socialism — larger than that of capitalism. You would think, after Mao’s China, Stalin’s Russia, Castro’s Cuba, and every other communist or socialist state, Americans would be less keen to support these ideologies. Unfortunately, this is not the case; there is growing visceral hatred for capitalism from certain Americans. Students, teachers, and Democrats continue to support these figures who have murdered millions…


I am Pro-Gun (and you should be too)

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Photo by Steve Woods on Unsplash

“Guns are killing machines”

I am Pro-Gun, Pro-Life, and Pro-Capital Punishment. When most people hear these beliefs, the temperature of a room drops immediately — the mere expression of such ideas precipitates a tension so thick you could cut through it. Any hospitality transitions into hostility as conversations are stopped, heads turn, and jaws drop.

The second and third statements are based on arguments that are fundamentally more philosophical and abstract than that of the first, which is why it is surprising how many people dismiss any kind of evidence that supports guns or don’t even realize such evidence exists. Anyone objective can see…


Courtesy, not compulsion

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Image from Anthony Grand on Unsplash of the US Constitution

Truth in the night

The dogma enforced in schools, by the media, and by friends, is one that has formed its foundation on postmodernism and intersectionality. There have been many antecedents for the imposition of such beliefs to what has now become a societal dogma, but its impact has never been more present than in the 21st century. …


And it’s worse than you think

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Photo by Tito Texidor III on Unsplash of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests in Portland, OR following the death of George Floyd.

Reading any of my previous work, you will realize that this topic deviates from what I normally discuss. I am engaging in this deviation because of how important the 2020 election is, and how BLM is playing a critical role in this election.

Before I begin, I normally encounter a problem with those I debate on this issue. That problem is that it is concluded that I must support the KKK or be a white supremacist. If I disagree with you, it means I must agree with them? If you’re voting Democrat, do you agree with everything the party has…

Ra Gulamhusein

“If conscience disapproves, the loudest applauses of the world are of little value.” - John Adams 🇺🇸 (1 Cor 16:13) TEDx Speaker | HYRS Alum | TKS Student

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