Tourette Syndrome: What Makes People Tic?

Tourette Syndrome: What Makes People Tic?

[INTRO ♪] When I say Tourette’s, you might picture someone swearing, like, explosively. Like, fountains of colorful four letter words, in response to…like, nothing. This is called coprolalia, which comes from the Greek words that mean “poop” and “talk,” which I guess is fitting. And it’s one of the most obvious symptoms of Tourette’s, but…

The Faulty Walnut

The Faulty Walnut

Our brains are brilliant instruments, able to reason, synthesise, remember and imagine at an extraordinary pitch and rate. We trust them immediately and innately – and have reasons to be deeply proud of them too. However, these brains – let’s call them walnuts in honour of their appearance – are also very subtly and dangerously…

PHILOSOPHY – David Hume

PHILOSOPHY – David Hume

The 18th century writer, David Hume, is one of the world’s great philosophical voices because he hit upon a key fact about human nature- that we are more influenced by our feelings than by reason. This is, at one level, possibly a great insult to our self image, but Hume thought that if we could…