Recent Masters graduate in Neuroimaging in Bangor University, UK with a focus on clinical aspects. Before continuing my studies in the UK, i was a coach in training for martial arts.
During my academic years, i have gained knowledge on different neurodegenerative disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Schizophrenia, Dementia, Rett’s Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Down Syndrome and more. Specifically, i’ve learned the biological, neurological, and genetic causes of these disorders and what are their possible symptoms and effect on patients using a variety of test batteries to determine severity of disorder, impact on behaviour or function and possible treatment routes. I also have theoretical understandings on neurorehabilitation technique/ therapy such as Constrained Induced Movement therapy for stroke rehabilitation and environmental enrichment therapy / Cognitive Behavioural therapy for patients with autism. To illustrate my practical use of knowledge learned, one of the assignments I’ve wrote was to critique a rather complex paper about possible preventions of Alzheimer’s Disease pathology using cannabinoids to block excessive microglial activation therefore reducing inflammatory cytokines that leads to necrosis. In the paper, i proposed a potential therapeutic target using the CB2 cannabinoid receptor and CB2 specific synthetic cannabinoid such as beta-caryophyllene which specifically binds to CB2 receptors that has the potential to reduce cytokine induced inflammation (i would gladly provide the assignment if it is needed). The reason i used that report as an example is because it is the one assignment where i wander into unknown terms and concepts that are not usually known to general psychology students such as immunology, medicine, biochemistry and genetic studies, highlighting my desire to learn more and that I believe would be fundamental in me with providing the patients with the best possible and holistic healthcare choices.