Brain Matters - Vol. 1 No. 1 2019

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  • Doherty, Neil (University of Illinois Undergraduate Neuroscience Society, 2019)
    Throughout human history, much of the brain and its functioning has been unknown. At first, the theory of mind was articulated by ancient Greek philosophers. Plato, for instance, declared that the Logistikon (interpretation ...

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  • Wu, Victoria (University of Illinois Undergraduate Neuroscience Society, 2019)
    René Descartes was a 17th-century philosopher who popularized the idea of Cartesian dualism, an abstract separation between the body and the mind, heavily influencing modern thought. People tend to think of their mind as ...

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  • LaLonde, Luke (University of Illinois Undergraduate Neuroscience Society, 2019)
    Anxiety is a generalized term that can be used to describe feelings of worry or uneasiness that almost all people deal with intermittently in their lives. Anxiety is a stress response to a potentially dangerous stimulus ...

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  • Zinger, Bailey S. (University of Illinois Undergraduate Neuroscience Society, 2019)
    In the distant past, the symptoms and characteristics of schizophrenia were considered the behavior of other worldly spirits or beasts dwelling within a host’s mind (“History Cooperative”). Although this idea is captivating, ...

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  • Kim, Do Yeon (Jason) (University of Illinois Undergraduate Neuroscience Society, 2019)
    Nutrients affect overall human health in various ways and their importance has been well-documented in numerous scientific articles. Recently, new evidence has suggested that diet plays a role in altering brain functions. ...

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