simple explanations of interesting brain conditions

My Family Are Impostors: the Capgras Delusion

Picture this; you’re sitting at home minding your own business when your dog comes running through the door and bounds over onto your lap… except it’s not your dog. Sure, it looks like your dog, identical in every way- but some deep instinct tells you this is an imposter. Your parents walk past and give… Continue reading My Family Are Impostors: the Capgras Delusion

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simple explanations of interesting brain conditions

The Spooky Story of the Split-brain

You’ve likely heard something about the logical left brain vs. the creative right. It’s reasonable to say that most experts would agree this is an outdated, oversimplified view of the reality. It isn’t so much that emotion or rationality are specifically housed on either side as it is that some functions tend to be more… Continue reading The Spooky Story of the Split-brain

simple explanations of interesting brain conditions

Blind to Their Blindness: Anton-Babinski Syndrome

Anton-Babinski syndrome might be the most fantastic neurological condition that I have ever heard of. This rare disease usually follows a stroke or head injury which leaves sufferers with either a severe or total loss of vision. That isn’t the weird part though. As strange as it sounds, these patients also develop total denial of… Continue reading Blind to Their Blindness: Anton-Babinski Syndrome