A Review of Current Treatments for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy via the mTOR Signaling Pathway

Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects 50-300 million people globally and is characterized by abnormal brain activity resulting in the presence and recurrence of seizures.1 Of the affected individuals, 30% exhibit drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE), a form of epilepsy in which current anti-epileptic drugs are ineffective in treating their condition.

The Role of the N2b Event-Related Potential Component in Concussion

Electroencephalography (EEG) has long been used to measure brain activity. An event-related potential (ERP) measures an EEG response to a specific stimulus, usually over several hundred milliseconds¹. There are several ERP components, named based on their polarity and latency, that provide insight into human perceptual processes and impairments in certain conditions, such as concussion.

The Science of Colour Perception

Most people learn about colours in kindergarten. Blue and yellow makes green, red and blue makes purple! Despite this, even today, much is unknown about the science of colour perception. However, a good understanding of current theories is crucial to help advance our knowledge of how colour is perceived. 

Regions of the Brain

I wanted to visually represent regions of the brain alongside some of their respective functions. The frontal lobe is responsible from emotion, movement, speech and problem solving. The parietal lobe is responsible for spatial awareness, tactile sensation and hot and cold perception.

How to Read a Scientific Article

Reading peer-reviewed articles is a fundamental skill that is at the core of learning about and participating in science. It is the primary method by which the community keeps up-to-date with new findings and ideas. It can sometimes be intimidating to read a scientific paper, especially in an unfamiliar field filled with jargon.