brain information


Friday’s my day for blogging about trivia or humour – or bits’n’pieces. So here’s an ‘allsorts’ post with a few bits and pieces that caught my eye this week…

First up, Left/Right asymmetry in the brain – a nice news piece found at

A video about chronic daily headache is also available on the site – take a look at it for some good information on ‘new daily persistent headache’.

If you have a spare hour or two, you can head to for an explore through their pages on brain stuff. You could spend a long, long time in there – luckily they have a good search function and you can find your way around reasonably easily.

A very brief snippet about emotions and physical health – the basic finding is that how you feel emotionally influences how you feel physically. Everywhere in the world – not just in affluent countries, but also in places where basic survival is hard work.

Not a new finding, but news again – sending patients for MRI or CT or other investigations is again found not to be helpful in terms of outcomes… When will doctors and patients get the message?

…and finally – the courses some kids get at school are amazing! I wish they had ’em when I was a girl…


401 Cultivating Viruses in Your Refrigerator
402 Burglar-Proof Your Home with Concrete
403 Sinus Drainage at Home
404 Basic Kitchen Taxidermy
405 Teach Your Goldfish Zoroastran
406 How to Convert a Wheelchair into a Dune Buggy


1202 Creative Tooth Decay
1203 Exercise & Acne
1204 The Joys of Hypochondria
1205 High Fibre Sex Education
1206 The History of Shampoo & Conditioner (sponsored by Pantene)
1207 Skate Your Way to Regularity
1208 Biofeed & How to Stop
1209 Understanding Nudity
1210 Tap Dance Your Way to Ridicule
1211 Optional Body Functions
1212 Leprosy & Pole Vaulting- How to Avoid it
1213 Elective Surgery in the Home


1011 Self Actualisation Through Macrame
1012 How to Draw Belly Buttons
1013 Weaving With Body Hair
1014 Lipstick Collecting
1015 Gifts for the Senile
1016 Bonsai Your Pet
1017 Rearranging Your Hate
1018 Masochism for Teens
1019 Post-Coital Rug Making (1205 is prerequisite)
1020 Creative Nail Clipping Arrangements

Have a great weekend!