Implicit vs. Explicit Memories

Implicit memoryExplicit memoryWhat is the difference between implicit and explicit memory?What influences implicit and explicit memory?References Further reading  Implicit and explicit memory are both types of long-term memory. The information we store or remember unconsciously is called implicit memory, while the information we memorize consciously is known as explicit memory. Image […]

The Benefits of Healthy Fats

IntroductionTypes of fatsBenefits of unsaturated fatsOmega-3 fatty acidsSaturated fatsTrans fatsReferencesFurther reading We consume different types of fat through different types of foods. Some are harmful, and some are necessary for a healthy life. Image Credit: Prostock-studio/Shutterstock Types of fats Unsaturated fats: Unsaturated fats are considered to be healthy fats. These […]

What is Sleep Regression?

IntroductionHow Much Sleep do Babies Need?When does Sleep Regression Occur?What Biological Pathways Cause Sleep Regression?Sleep Regression is a Developmental SteppingstoneReferencesFurther Reading  Sleep regression refers to a period of change in sleeping patterns experienced by babies. This change often occurs when infants who previously had no issues with sleep, settling well, […]

COVID-19 widened health disparities in employment, food

Several studies on COVID-19 have revealed gaping disparities in the U.S. that negatively affect the health of people who aren’t white, especially nonwhite women. A deep dive from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the university’s Brown School shows that in St. Louis County, Black […]

How is Health Inequality Measured and Monitored?

National and international organizations to tackle health inequalitiesCommon indicators and methods for monitoring health inequalitiesAssessment of health inequalities based on three diseasesReferences Further reading  Health inequality is associated with measuring and comparing health outcomes of various groups. Some common parameters of measurement are life expectancy, rate of diseases, and disease-free life […]

What is Bladder Exstrophy-Epispadias-Cloacal Exstrophy Complex?

BEECCause and symptomsEpidemiologyDiagnosis and treatmentReferencesFurther reading Bladder exstrophy-epispadias-cloacal exstrophy complex is the most severe form of the BEEC (Bladder exstrophy-epispadias complex), constituting 10% of all the cases. In this condition, an abdominal wall defect causes bladder and large intestine extrusion, leading to anal, genital, and colon abnormalities. BEEC is a […]

Using Brain Maps to Predict Behaviors

IntroductionTechniques to Uncover Brain MapsLesion Studies and Their Influence in NeuropsychologyThe Utility of Functional Neuroimaging in Brain MappingBrain Mapping at a Cellular Level: the ConnectomeWhere will Brain Maps Lead us in the Future?ReferencesFurther Reading Neuropsychology is a subdivision of psychology and neurology which refers to the relationship between an individual’s […]