#Sciencefluencer – Communicating Science at Eye Level | Guestblog in Tidningen Curie

The increasing popularity of social media platforms such as facebook, Instagram, twitter, and TikTok, has greatly influenced the way information are spreading nowadays. An estimated 3.6 billion people worldwide have been using social media in 2020 (statista.com), from which a growing group of people is even relying on social media as their primary source for … Continue reading #Sciencefluencer – Communicating Science at Eye Level | Guestblog in Tidningen Curie

Starting a PhD in Sweden During a Global Pandemic

More than four months have passed since the first case of COVID-19 had reached Sweden. Also, more than four months have passed since I started my PhD in Sweden. Three months have passed since the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a global pandemic. How did the pandemic impact my PhD in a country that is viewed as following a complete different strategy than other countries? A country, that faced many deaths and is still facing many new cases in relation to its inhabitants? Let me tell you about my experience during the last months.

How Does our Brain Know When to Eat and When to Stop?

The regulation of food intake is a complex concert of signals from different parts of our body, working together with our biological clock, and of course, our brain. Those signals (or messages) indicate for example whether our stomach is full or empty, if we have energy incoming, or how much energy we have stored in our fat cells. Eating also needs to be pleasurable. But who is coordinating all these different signals?