Aromatherapy and the Brain: Part 2

Last week, we discussed the brain mechanisms and physiological changes that are associated with aromatherapy and odor perception as a whole. Today, we will delve further into the effects – both beneficial and injurious – of specific essential oils used … READ MORE>>

Aromatherapy and the Brain: Part 1

The use of aromatherapy as a treatment for various ailments may seem like a “new age” invention, but in reality, “Essential oils have been used for therapeutic purposes for nearly 6,000 years. The ancient Chinese, Indians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans … READ MORE>>

What Makes a Child “Gifted”?

In addition to writing for Brain World, I work part-time at a private elementary school geared towards gifted learners. Very early on, it became apparent that this was going to be a very unique educational experience – as much for … READ MORE>>

UVA Researchers Make Startling Discovery: The Immune System and the Brain

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. In March, we remember those who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis. In April, we wear blue in hopes of discovering the cause – and finding a cure for – autism spectrum disorder. In light of recent … READ MORE>>