A new age of medicine
Brain tumours are every patient's worst nightmare — headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, seizures, impaired judgement, and emotional volatility can all point to a brain tumour, but they can also point to nothing. Before the hypochondriac jumps to conclusions or the busy patient declares “it’s nothing,” physicians generally follow three steps to diagnose brain tumours:
Brain tumours are a group of abnormal cells that grow together in the brain to form a mass. These tumours are often fatal. However, there are many different types of…
An example using tensorflow and keras
Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) are an emerging technology that will redefine what it means to be human: robotic prostheses, digital consciousness, and telepathy are only a small part of what these devices can accomplish. BCIs will be a part of the next era of technological revolution. This article illustrates an example of how deep learning can be applied to public data to classify neural oscillations. Neural oscillations, or brain waves, are present in the brain due to excitatory (EPSP) and inhibitory postsynaptic potentials (IPSP). The variations in brain waves during various tasks allow researchers and…
A new definition of human
The brain is one of the most magnificent things in the universe. It is the most complex organ in the body and the source of our understanding of the world. It is what allows you to read this article while processing your surroundings and having a snack at the same time. Everything you touch, taste, feel, see, and hear is dependent on processing in the brain. Most importantly, our understanding of the brain is minuscule compared to other systems in our body: circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, digestive, and other bodily systems can at least be mapped…
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…
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.
A technical approach to understanding BCIs
Something about the brain evokes intrigue from almost anyone who views it; it is both ambiguous in its intricacy and specific in its action. Further, the sophistication of the brain demands a level of ingenuity and creativity when studying it.
In my previous article, An Introduction to Brain-Computer Interfaces¹, I have detailed some of the complexities of the brain and the associated neurotechnologies. These complexities can be difficult to understand, but certain tools allow almost anyone to be able to work with neuroimaging data and replicate scientific experiments².
The MNE-Python³ module is an open-source…
A commentary on the burden of consciousness
I fear the dragon. I fear what comes from it, including suicide.
Oh suicide, what is it really? For a truism of life is that no one knows about death.
But perhaps, it is a confession; a confession that life is too much for you or that you do not understand it.
I chuckle, is it worth the trouble dear Sisyphus?
The trouble of your rock, your boulder, your burden.
For I have asked “Why?” though I expect no answer.
Isn’t that absurd?
I chuckle, is it worth the trouble dear camel?
Recently, a video has surfaced of a teacher in San Diego yelling at students for their so-called white privilege, and demanding that racial minorities have unions, but not white students. This is not an isolated case. At the beginning of the school year, in September, a school in Connecticut sent white privilege forms home with kids. I suppose that the schools wished to inform their nine-year-old students that they are guilty by association; the amount of melanin they have in their skin attributes them to a certain level, or lack thereof, of morality. Later, in February, a school in New…
Note to the reader: This is the continuation of An Overview of Democratic Socialism, but that does not need to be read to understand this article.
The United States of America is the greatest country in the world. One of the most prominent reasons why is that the United States holds the greatest economic opportunity in the world for all of its citizens.
Leftists disagree; they often point to income inequality as the source of their disagreement.
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. …