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Simon Spichak


University College, Cork

Hi! I’m a neuroscientist and science communicator finishing up my MSc in Ireland. I study the way that microbes living in the gut communicate with the brain, but I’m interested in all things neuroscience! I am passionated about mental health and science communication!

I love coffee, raccoons and basketball.

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The mother's gut microbiome helps a child's brain develop its senses

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Without the maternal microbiome, a mouse's thalamus under-develops, resulting in reduced sensory processing

Simon Spichak

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Eating more fiber could help you handle stress better

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Some dietary fibers are converted to fatty acids, which are linked to cortisol levels in your blood

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Widespread PFAS chemical pollution will likely make COVID-19 worse

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These common household and industrial chemicals impair immune system function

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Rare spindle-shaped neurons from deep inside the brain recorded for the first time

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Losing the mysterious cells may lead to Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, or other neurological disorders

Burcin Ikiz

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