Epilepsy awareness 

Experiencing an epileptic seizure can be quite scary. It comes as a wave of abnormal electrical activity in the brain that can lead to a wide spectrum of symptoms. These symptoms can range from feeling lightly nauseous and unsteady, to exhibiting uncontrollable jerking movements and losing consciousness. It can be debilitating, not only at the... Continue Reading →

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Role of art in science, education and medicine

For centuries art has been used as a universal method of communication.  Art can portray outer and inner beauty, emotional state, or a fleeting feeling.  It can attract a viewer's attention to the big picture by portraying an overarching message, or a tiny detail emphasizing a very personal experience.  Here I will describe how scientifically... Continue Reading →

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One percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration 

Thomas Edison's quote "Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration" is quite famous and is often used to inspire people to work hard.  There is nothing wrong with that.  Indeed, everyone who want to achieve their goals should strive to overcome whatever challenges life throws at them.  But the interesting question is -... Continue Reading →

“Guidance” – where do you go from here?

Today I would like to tell you story behind one of my very first pieces of art that I made when starting NeuroBead. During my scientific career, I have always been fascinated by the complexity of human brain architecture, and the ability of neurons to make the right connections in this labyrinth.  When a neuronal... Continue Reading →

Penchant for artistic expression

We all have our own, personal ways of dealing with stressful situations that life may throw at us.  Some can be dangerous and self-destructive, whereas others can bring a sense of peace and balance.  Ever since early childhood, I have had a penchant for expressing my feelings through artwork.   My parents' apartment is still... Continue Reading →

“Tortured”

Here is the second piece I presented at the Women in Bio SciArt event and the story behind it. Tortured (2017)   –  12″ x 12″ Traumatic injury to the central nervous system results in an inhibitory environment. This condition presents a serious challenge for neurons that attempt to regenerate. In addition to inhibitory biochemical signals,... Continue Reading →

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