Oddity: Cutting Sandwiches With Crowd-Control Methods?

First off I just need to say that I’m so happy the animation further down the post worked! I spent 2 days making that (lots of relearning to do!). Other than that I have to apologise for the use of childish drawings.

Anyway, onto the main topic of this post. The other day I saw an advert for a food programme which I am almost certainly going to watch (If it’s any good I might mention something here!). Within the advert there was a clip of a woman exclaiming something like: “You cut your sandwiches with sound?!?!”. Whilst I’m not (more…)

The Key to the Senses: Transduction

Here’s probably the most basic question in all of sensory neuroscience (the study of the senses). How does a ray of light enter our nervous system, to eventually become something that we see? How in fact does anything external (anything we touch, smell, taste, hear or see) get turned into something internal (some kind of signal in the brain that tells us to sense something).

The answer is simple, so simple in fact that it is one word: (more…)

The Brain in Technicolour

I thought this picture that I used in my last post deserved a proper explanation.

The Brain in Technicolour

Firstly I want to point out that yes, it is a brain. Most of us probably think they all look like (more…)

Life: “It’s all in the DNA'”

Before I get started I want to start with the reasons why DNA is so important.

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A Small Comment About the Last Post and Empty Space

I wanted to add a little bit more to the last post, but it was already getting quite long and I thought it would be best to publish this seperately.

Atoms are vitally important, but trying to explain what they are is not always the most fascinating of tasks. However one thing about them really does interest me. (more…)

Life: The World is Made of Lego Bricks

These first few posts are going to be pretty factual just so I can get some of the basic principles out of the way. A lot of these posts might be turned into pages when I start to cover more niché topics!

This first concept is a bit abstract, but important: I’m going to explain what atoms are and how they make up our world on a really tiny scale, using Lego as an example. (more…)