Travel & the Brain

Chilli on the Brain: Why Some Like it Hot

Folklore will tell you that eating chilli is beneficial for your well-being. But is there any truth to this and what exactly does it do? Inspired by the ubiquitous pot of chilli sauce in every Colombian kitchen, here I’ll summarise the real science about the effects of chilli on the brain and body.

Travel & the Brain

What its like to Live in Medellin, Colombia’s Former Cocaine Capital & the Neuroscience of Addiction

It is with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to Medellin. Its charm and idiosyncrasies were not lost on us.  While the cocaine cartels no longer overshadow life in the city, the white powder trail around the Gringo beat is ever present. Here I’ll explore the effects of drugs on the brain and the neuroscience of addiction.… Read More What its like to Live in Medellin, Colombia’s Former Cocaine Capital & the Neuroscience of Addiction

Mental Well-being

The Neuroscience of “Living Large and In Charge”: 7 Habits to Think About

Like the title of this article, the internet is in no short supply of overly simplistic, step-by-step self-help guides. Whether or not the induced nausea is all part of the cleansing process is still up for debate. What’s not in question though is that if advice is not evidence-based, its not really advice at all.… Read More The Neuroscience of “Living Large and In Charge”: 7 Habits to Think About

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Dirty Buenos Aires and Toxoplasma Gondii

Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina, likes to think of itself as the “Europe of South America”. Such fancy airs would be rather quaint if it wasn’t for the fact that Porteños are not just proud, they can also be abrasively rude.