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Neurobiological Reflections on "The Matrix"

"Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? If you were unable to awake from that dream, how would you know the difference between that dream world and the real world?" -Morpheus 0:31:45

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Your Inputs are Lying: The Neurobiological Side of Nausea


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The Neurological Side of Firewalking

“There’s no logical explanation.”
    -Ron Sato, MD
    Stanford Medical School, Burns & Plastic Surgery

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Cold Could Save Your Life: Therapeutic Hypothermia

        The use of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) is becoming more widespread in the treatment of nontraumatic cardiac arrest and traumatic brain injury. Patients sustaining one of these two conditions may benefit from a controlled state of mild hypothermia, in which healthcare providers lower body temperature in an effort to help recovery. This new treatment, which is still being fully explored, is starting to be implemented by ambulance services and Emergency Departments across the country. This paper seeks to outline the use of TH in cardiac arrest and traumatic brain injury, discussing the benefits, costs, and possible directions for further research.
Therapeutic Hypothermia in Cardiac Arrest

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