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Breaking The Cycle: The Neuroscience Of Childhood Trauma

Bwog Staff Writer and wannabe clinical psychologist Riya Mirchandaney nerded out over some dope women scientists at the event “Neuroscience in Action: A Conversation About Early Life Trauma and the Brain.” On Tuesday April 24th, Trauma-Free NYC—an organization with the goal of understanding and promoting trauma-informed policies in the city of New York—provided a platform […]

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(Dendritic) Spines And (Calcium) Spikes

On Monday, I (small and afraid) attended a Biology seminar in a building I’d never been in (Fairchild). I found a seat in the last row and got settled—but alas! Who was this daunting and impressive woman seated in front of me, peeling an orange with a special peeling instrument? Could it be? Could it […]

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Stress Culture, Interrupted (Through Science)

Dearest Bwog Readers, For the past week I have been conducting an experiment on myself. Here, in published form, are my findings. (My friend Alex said that you have to be published to get into graduate school—is this true? Can anyone confirm? Anyway, @NorthwesternFeinbergSchool ofMedicineClinicalPsychology PhDProgramintheDepartmentof PsychiatryandBehavioralSciences, hmu.) I was inspired by something the kids […]

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Madness And Family: On Sandra Luckow’s Moving Documentary

Barnard film professor Sandra Luckow recently released a new documentary, That Way Madness Lies…, which was seven years in the making. Staff writer Riya Mirchandaney went to check it out.  “It is essentially the destruction of my family,” remarked Professor Sandra Luckow, by way of introducing her documentary “That Way Madness Lies…” Luckow’s comment was […]

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Fungus On The Brain And Medicine On The Mind

Cholera, fungus, and goths? In today’s installment of Bwog Science, staff writer Riya Mirchandaney writes about last night’s lecture, “The Medical Imagination in the Early United States,” part of the Explorations in the Medical Humanities Series hosted by the Heyman Center for the Humanities. “Science does not know its debt to imagination.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1872 […]

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Disability And Humanity In “Swim Team”

The Heyman Center for the Humanities is hosting “Explorations in the Medical Humanities,” a series of talks, films, and events that strive to bridge medicine and the humanities. Yesterday, Bwog sent writer Riya Mirchandaney to “Swim Team,” a film about an award-winning swim team consisting of boys on the autism spectrum. Here’s her review of […]

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