Pain and Your Brain

Why do people experience the same pain differently, and why can the same pain seem worse to a single individual from one day to the next?

Find out the answers in this recent online presentation for the Migraine Association of Ireland.

The Effect of Social Media on the Brain

Slide-deck from presentation: The Effect of Social Media on the Brain – at the Safety and Wellbeing on CyberMedia Conference hosted by the Tipperary Children and Young People’s Services Committee. The Conference provided a forum to discuss social media and its impact on children and young people and marked International Safer Internet Day.

Brain Motion And Emotion

Presentation given to the World Medical and Health Games, Graduate Medical School University of Limerick.

Exercise increases ‘neurogenesis’ (growth of neurons) in the hippocampus – a region important for memory and implicated in cognitive ageing.

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In this presentation I answer the following questions

  1. What is the link between physical activity and human brain evolution?
  2. How has human brain evolution enabled us to emotionally engage and anticipate the intentions of others?