Does Sheldon Cooper Have Autism?

“Knock! Knock! Knock! Penny? Knock! Knock! Knock! Penny? Knock! Knock! Knock! Penny?” All you fans out there who watch our beloved Shelly on the CBS sit-com Big Bang Theory should know this line by heart. But why is this a reoccurring event in Sheldon’s life? He does have an IQ of 187 and a photographic…
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Neurochemistry And The Importance Of Communicating Science To The World

I ended up taking neurochemistry as a class not because I necessarily wanted to, but because I needed the course in order to graduate. During the course I was amazed at how much I learned and how much this class has benefited me. Not only was I able to gain insight on the inter-workings of…
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The Diversity Of Alcoholism

I have for you two scenarios (These stories are not based on any person in particular, but are just general possible scenarios.) First is a story about Edward. Edward has been a respectable CPA for the same business for the last 12 years. His family consists of his wife of ten years. A few evenings…
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Beethoven Without Bipolar: The Cost Of Creativity

This week’s discussion topic was on bipolar disorder.  So far we have only focused on the negative effects of bipolar disorder and finding ways to treat it. I am going to take a different perspective on the disease and hopefully shed an alternative light on mental illness. Can you imagine a world without Beethoven’s Ode…
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Magnesium And Other Treatments For Speedy Concussion Recovery?

Contact sports, falls, car accident, etc.  can all lead to concussions. But what exactly is a concussion? Concussions are defined as a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a blow to the head that shakes the brain inside the skull.  There are varying levels of damage that can occur in the brain depending on…
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