‘You just need to burn more calories than you consume’, or ‘Just eat less and move more’, are sentences that probably almost every obese person can recall hearing at least once in their lifetime. Since these recommendations sound very straightforward, it should be easy to realize them. Yet, we are witnessing a worldwide increase in the prevalence of obesity, and it is becoming a major global health concern. Learn more about the prevalence, causes, and complications of obesity in this post!
You just finished school, your bachelor's - or master's degree and want to apply to a study program and you need to include a motivation letter? I have written a few of these myself, but most importantly, I was part of the admission committee of our master's program and read and graded a lot of these letters for two years in a row. I noticed some mistakes that applicants commonly made and decided to share them with you here to help you avoid making them.
Previously: Does the Coronavirus Affect the Brain? Quick disclaimer: Take all information about COVID-19 cautiously. A lot of studies are case reports, preliminary data, preprints, and/or not peer-reviewed. That does not mean the information in these papers is wrong, but they could just depict an exemption or be presumptive to begin with. This post relies … Continue reading Can the Novel Coronavirus ‘Turn off’ Brain Areas That Control Breathing?
*this article may contain unpaid advertisement, because brand-labels are being mentioned It has been known and investigated for more than fifty years, that the signals in the brain are transmitted by electrical action potentials. However, according to physicist Thomas Heimburg, this theory is completely wrong. In his opinion, the signal transmission is solely a mechanical … Continue reading Mechanical Waves in the Brain – A Steam Punk Fantasy?
"My brain hurts" is something that people sometimes say when they refer to having headaches. But does your brain really hurt? How come that brain surgeries can be performed with the patient being fully conscious? Shouldn't a brain pace maker like it is used in the treatment of parkinson's hurt? Can the brain even feel pain? In … Continue reading Pain in the Brain?