Stereotypes prevail: women and men are not equal!

First of all: I’m not saying women are less than men… or the other way around. Certainly not on International Womens Day. 😉 Yet as millions of people have noticed, men and women seem to be wired differently. Well guess what? A recent study has shown just that!

Comparing men’s and women’s connectomes

The researchers mapped the neural connections in almost a 1,000 persons between 8 and 22 years old. This produced the connectomes (map of neural connections in the … Read on...

Is imaging increasing health or profit?

Brain imaging is a huge business. The benefits of this research field are vast, the costs are high and most important of all: everybody wants in.

Wasteful behavior of X-rays

This (dutch) article (May 2013) sums up the problem: we’re getting scanned too much. The main problem is the high number of CT scans. Because of this Belgium ranks very high in ionizing radiation (2 millisievert/capita), which isn’t a very healthy situation.

Worse still a lot of these examinations weren’t … Read on...

What defines you?

Who or what are you really?

What defines you as a person? Can we really perceive reality for what it really is or do we only sense its rough outlines? These questions are beautifully embedded in the following comic:

This comic raises some interesting questions. The first question makes us reflect on who we really  are and what defines us. Our brain is trapped in a continuously changing “cage”. In essence, one could say we’re nothing more than a bunch … Read on...

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