8 Quick Autism Facts

Autism Spectrum Disorders 1) ASD’s are a group neuro-developmental disorders, which covers a number of traits: Impairments in communication Reciprocal social interactions And restricted repetitive behaviours or interests. 2) ASD’s affect around 1.1% of the UK population (around 695,000 people). 3) ASD’s are life long conditions, who’s affect can be picked up from before the…

The Neuron

Neuron a specialized cell transmitting nerve impulses; a nerve cell. Glia Non Neuronal cells that protect the neurons in the CNS and form myelin. CNS This consists of the brain and the spinal cord and plays a major role in the coordination of many bodily functions. Myelin A insulating layer around nerves. Axons is a…

Action Observation as a Treatment for Stroke

A stroke occurs when blood flow is interrupted to the brain. There are two different types: ischemic when a artery gets blocked interrupting blood flow to the brain tissue and hemorrhagic when the blood vessels leak. When blood flow is reduced to brain tissue, oxygen levels lower and it starts to die. Due to the…

Gut Bacteria and Neurological Disorders

The brain and the gut are linked by the gut brain axis, the most direct link between the intestine and brain being the vagus nerve. It has parasympathetic (unconscious) control of basic gut functioning. This is thought to be due to the microbiome we all have in our gut, which is made up of approximately…