• Expounding on Anorexia: Cognitive and Structural Outcomes

      Brown, Remya; Kunta, Charita; Abraham, Ashish; Kuchibhatla, Vishwanka; Carroll, Ethan; Tassoni, Molly (Temple University. Grey Matters, 2021-05)
    • Grey Matters, Issue 1, Spring 2021

      Shah, Mansi (Temple University. Grey Matters, 2021-05)
    • Grey Matters, Issue 2, Fall 2021

      Shah, Mansi; Gibson, Eve (Temple University. Grey Matters, 2021-12)
    • The Laughing Brain: The Neuroscience Behind Comedy

      Sposit, Chelsea (Temple University. Grey Matters, 2021-12)
      Imagine yourself sitting in front of your television watching Saturday Night Live (SNL). Michael Che just blurted a line on the Weekend Update segment “the CDC [is] warning people not to eat raw cookie dough because it may contain germs that cause diarrhea, but on the bright side, you can eat cookie dough without gaining weight!” [1]. Not much thought goes into your laughter– as it is an innate physical reaction that comes as naturally as crying [2]. But, have you ever wondered why that line evoked such a reaction from you, but not from your mom who was also watching the show alongside you? In the neuroscientific community, there is a dearth of knowledge on the science behind comedy [3]. Following that intrigue, this article will investigate the neuroscience behind laughter and comedy by utilizing existing research to foster a strong understanding of this topic and potential areas to be investigated in the future.
    • Walking Again

      Rahman, Areebah; Paroya, Sonya; Abraham, Ashish; Ayala, Victoria; Clay, Barbara; Young, Jennica; Young|0000-0003-2594-9418 (Temple University. Grey Matters, 2021-05)
      Spinal cord injuries are known to be debilitating and in many cases, limit the ability to walk. This article will investigate how a research group in Germany has enabled functional recovery in mice after spinal cord injury. Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of traumatic spinal cord injuries (SCIs), along with catastrophic falls and sports injuries. Traumatic SCIs result from forced impact, such as from a car accident or sports injury, whereas non-traumatic SCIs involve an infection or slow degeneration of bones [1].