Max Brzezicki
PRESIDENT of the SOCIETY


BMedSc (1st Hons) FNS

Max Brzezicki
Max Brzezicki

BMedSc (1st Hons) FNS

Passionate about evidence-based medicine and science, likes slicing meat, crushing rat brains, criminal & public law, foreign languages, rhetoric, history, classical studies and political thought. FNS since 2015.


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Board of trustees
ICT in Neurosciences
Neuropharmacology and NDE


RECENT PUBLICATIONS

LSD: From Aztec Rituals to CIA Mind Control

This is the first article of the series of posts about most known drugs. Each week, we’ll discuss one, giving you information about their mode of action, observable effects, and quoting accounts of people exposed to the drug.

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) was first synthesised in 1938. It was used in psychiatric research to simulate experimental psychosis. US Army and CIA were working on using it for military purposes, and to control the mind of the suspects during interrogation. First conquistadors also describe very similar psychoses caused by consuming ancient Aztec potions, which were thought to be used as a method of contacting the supernatural powers.

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Immunological System — the private army inside your body

Ever felt like you’re useless piece of sheet, cursed by every possible plague, with runny nose, aches everywhere and no desire to live whatsoever?

Do you feel like that right now? That’s actually good. Your body is now trying to make your life hell, so that the bacteria, fungi and viruses invading your system can feel pretty bad, too. How does it work? And why your cold takes 7 days regardless of the amounts of vitamin C you take?

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A hamster who mistook his day for a night

Is brain transplant at all possible? Wonderful story about a rodent maverick that changed the way we understood neuroscience.

 

Sleep is a criminal waste of time

Well, at least that’s what one famous inventor, Thomas Edison, said about this very interesting activity. We spend about a third of our time sleeping, which is an average of 25 years during lifetime.

25 bloody years doing exactly nothing.

But is it really a time wasted? I could write a whole article on that matter, explaining why we know almost nothing about the Morpheus’ state of the body. Today, however, for the sake of neuroscientists sanity (if such thing at all exists), we’ll stick to the things we know.

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