• 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)
    • Running on Empty: How COVID Has Affected Our Social Skills

      Kohol, Jaya (Temple University. Grey Matters, 2021-12)
      Being away from others can impact our state of mind. The lack of social interaction may invite feelings of isolation and loneliness. But, what does it look like on a biopsychosocial level when one experiences prolonged isolation? Scientists have taken a deep dive into discovering what this does to our minds. With lockdown restrictions being enforced across the world, incidences of psychosocial problems, which affect the individual and their social group, have increased.Isolation due to COVID-19 has had several negative effects on the population, but has especially put a strain on our social skills. This article will explore how COVID has impacted the way we communicate and will communicate with others.
    • Step Aside Suboxone, There's a New Treatment in Town

      Gitlevich, Rebecca (Temple University. Grey Matters, 2021-12)
      Though the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the fabric of American society in the span of less than two years, the far more insidious opioid epidemic has been slowly picking the nation apart for much longer. Declared a public health emergency by the Department of Health and Human Services in 2017, the epidemic has claimed the lives of more than 800,000 people in the United States of America. Ibogaine can not only protect the body from opioids’ dangerous physical effects, but also help break the deadly cycle of addiction. Rather than sideline its use, the neuroscience community should focus on improving ibogaine’s safety and incorporating it into current rehabilitation therapy to create holistic, augmented recovery plans.
    • The Current Political Climate and Its Effects on International Students in American Higher Education

      Pearson, Brad (Temple University. Libraries, 2019)
      This paper examines the political climate in order to determine if there is a correlation between the rhetoric and policies put into place by the American government and retention and admission of internationational students. Information about the government such as President Donald Trump’s policies are examined and included as evidence. This evidence is then checked against statistics of the retention and admission of international students to determine if there is an effect of the rhetoric utilized and policies put into place. This paper will first provide historical context of international students and compare it to the modern day landscape and then provide background of the current political climate in 2018. Lastly, this paper includes the effect international students have on American higher education. It is largely suggested that the United States will remain a leader in global education and that there will not be any large decreases in international student enrollment anytime soon; however, it is still important for a universities and policy makers to make students of all races, creed, ethnicity, religion, and sexuality feel welcome despite what the American government may portray.
    • 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].