Tag Archives: neuroscience

Benveet Gill: “Nothing is designed for people with disabilities”



In 2012, Benveet Gill was on holiday in Las Vegas when a virus paralyzed her from the waist down. “I had the most excruciating pain in my low back,” she said. Doctors diagnosed her with transverse myelitis, an autoimmune disorder in the spinal cord. Since then, she’s co-launched ReYu, an Edmonton-based not-for-profit promoting neurorecovery; and … Continue reading Benveet Gill: “Nothing is designed for people with disabilities”


Henning Beck: “The brain is the last and greatest mystery in science”



Remember that time you forgot your own phone number? Or how about that time you messed up a simple math equation? In Scatterbrain, neuroscientist Henning Beck explains why perfectionism is pointless — and argues that mistakes, missteps, and flaws are the keys to success. A PhD graduate from the Graduate School of Cellular & Molecular … Continue reading Henning Beck: “The brain is the last and greatest mystery in science”


Adrian Owen: “Her brain lit up like a Christmas tree”



What if consciousness isn’t as cut-and-dry as we imagined? That’s the question Dr. Adrian Owen and his colleagues at Western University’s Brain and Mind Institute have been asking for the past several years. For Owen, a cognitive neuroscientist from Gravesend, England — and now the author of Into the Gray Zone, an exploration into his … Continue reading Adrian Owen: “Her brain lit up like a Christmas tree”