Ye: A Case Study on Mental Health

Ye: A Case Study on Mental Health

In his 7 song 23 minute album, Kanye West addresses some major topics on mental health from stigma to suicidality to self-medication on his 2018 album ‘ye’. Kanye’s brazenness has been hallmark of his celebrity and his sheer popularity paves a path to opening dialogue around mental health, whichever direction that may be. Whether you are a fan of Yeezy or not, there are some valuable discourses to be opened on the subject of mental health.

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Why is Neuroscience Important to Everyday Life?

Why is Neuroscience Important to Everyday Life?

Whether you’re concentrating on your golf swing, enjoying a cup of coffee or daydreaming about a favorite vacation spot, your brain is hard at work, timing everything to the milliseconds, to make the experience a smooth narrative and register the important bullet points in your memory banks. And it does this seamlessly throughout different stages of life, as we create our signature thoughts, stylistic movements, and degrees of athletic performance. The key components here are timing and energy management.

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Innovations in Neurosurgery

Innovations in Neurosurgery

We have entered an era of exceptional confluence between different disciplines, technologies, and institutions that contribute to emerging techniques in neurosurgery. From stem cells to nanotechnology to genomics and drug delivery, this will truly be the neuro-centric age, which is rather timely since, we are also entering an era where neurological disorders, from dementia to spinal pain are reaching epidemic proportions. Today I will concentrate on two of the areas where innovation has provided better solutions for performing surgery.

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Brain Fitness

Brain Fitness

In the last decade, it has become apparent that physical fitness is integral to our health. Exercise can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, and even help us become more alert. Brain fitness describes the enhancement of cognitive abilities through “exercising” the brain, and refers to the actual cognitive capacity a person possesses. It encompasses everything from the coping mechanisms we use to address challenges (ie: pain and tragedy) to our mental performance over day-to-day tasks.

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