"Insights" is a mix of scientific and editorial articles by I.N.I. contributors about trending topics. Our aim is to add to the public discourse by providing a unique, multi-disciplinary, objective perspective.

Why is Neuroscience Important to Everyday Life?

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Whether you’re concentrating on your golf swing, enjoying a cup of coffee or daydreaming about a favorite vacation spot, your brain is hard at work, timing everything to the milliseconds, to make the experience a smooth narrative and register the important bullet points in your memory banks. And it does this seamlessly throughout different stages of life, as we create our signature thoughts, stylistic movements, and degrees of athletic performance. The key components here are timing and energy management.

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What would happen if you didn't sleep?

TedEd content created by Dr. Claudia Aguirre on the Effects of Sleep Deprivation. 

 

"In the United States, it's estimated that 30 percent of adults and 66 percent of adolescents are regularly sleep-deprived. This isn't just a minor inconvenience: staying awake can cause serious bodily harm. Claudia Aguirre shows what happens to your body and brain when you skip sleep."

Innovations in Neurosurgery

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We have entered an era of exceptional confluence between different disciplines, technologies, and institutions that contribute to emerging techniques in neurosurgery. From stem cells to nanotechnology to genomics and drug delivery, this will truly be the neuro-centric age, which is rather timely since, we are also entering an era where neurological disorders, from dementia to spinal pain are reaching epidemic proportions.

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