Setting the Tempo

It never dawned on me that humans could have such difficulty communicating with one another. While I appreciate that people are far more complex...

An Animated Masterpiece

As a continuation of the previous post, neuroscience can be defined as “any or all of the sciences, such as neurochemistry and experimental psychology,...

How to Jump When You’re Clueless About the Landing

Science Communication Blog Post Competition 2019 First Place WinnerJaylene Pratt Imagine jumping as high and...

Reaching New Heights with Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

This is my friend, Bertie. He’s my brother from another mother. His mum and my girl are the greatest...

Use It Or Lose It: Does Exercising Your Brain Improve Its...

It’s a new year and I hope everyone had a great festive season. My girl and I had a very well-deserved...

How the Nervous System Helps Control Balance

Have you ever stepped on ice, a wet surface, or simply off an uneven curb and felt the sheer terror of losing your balance?...

Sunshine Blogger Award

We were nominated for an award! The Sunshine Blogger Award Today’s blog post is a little different. Recently, Dudley Describes was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger...

Why You Don’t Like The Sound Of Your Own Voice

My human and I recently watched an interesting TED Talk about why people don’t like the sound of their own voice. This was quite...

The Neuroscience Behind a High Five

Everyone loves a high five. They are the ultimate crowd pleaser. Thankfully, I’m a pretty good high-fiver myself, and as you can see, I...

Scaredy (of the) Cat: Fear and the Brain

My girl and I really lucked out with our new place in Canada. We live right next to a park, and there's a creek...

Your Brain on (Anaesthetic) Drugs

My girl can get quite affectionate on occasions—especially after a romantic-comedy, or a glass or two of wine. During these trying times, I often...

Face Time Or Face Plant

Science Communication Blog Post Competition Second Place Winner Pavlo Zerebecky Have you ever found yourself glued to your phone? Better question, have you ever tripped over something...

Blue’s Clues Into How Children Watch Television

Science Communication Blog Post Competition 2018 First Place Winner Eva Au What makes television shows such as ‘Blue’s Clues’ so appealing and suitable to young children? Children’s...

How The Brain Predicts The Future

I love a good ruff and tumble with my girl. Tug-of-war is a particular favourite of mine. I know my human likes it too, as...

What Happens To Your Brain In Space?

There’s been a lot of excitement following the recent successful launch of SpaceX’s most powerful rocket, the Falcon Heavy. It’s got me thinking that...

My Funny Valentine

Roses are red. Violets are blue. I knew it was love, The moment I saw you. Your amber-like glow, Makes my heart race. With all the right curves, In just the...

Pun of a Kind

You may have noticed that I enjoy a good play on words. Particularly, the pun-intentional kind. This wasn’t always the case, and my typical...

No Need To Act Your Age

This year, my human turns the big 3-0! In the grand scheme of life, this isn’t a big deal—it’s just a blip on the...

Living the Dream

My stalker-human likes to watch me sleep. To be fair, it can be rather entertaining—especially when I’m flailing about when I’m dreaming. Although, I’m...

Heading in the Wrong Direction

Anyone who has travelled with my human, knows that she has a terrible sense of direction. After many years of confidence shattering failed attempts...

A Trip Down Memory Lane

It’s a long drive from Cape Town to Johannesburg, but I have some really great memories from this trip—from the smell of the fresh...

Growing Pains

Evidently, I was an interesting looking pup—especially throughout my awkward teenage years. I don’t think anyone really knew what I was going to look...