About Asem

Student @UniBirmingham embarking on a medical career | BritishArab | NewScientist | Current Affairs | #FreePalestine pro #ArabSpring #MUFC www.on.fb.me/Md5hge Birmingham, UK · http://www.aminote.wordpress.com

Intelligence…What Intelligence?



Intelligence is something quite unique to us humans, our ability to think, plan, reason, problem solve, communicate and learn, to name a few is what sets us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom. But the way in which the billions of neurones in our brains activate and control these abilities is still  largely a mystery and neuroscientists have been trying to solve this mystery to reveal what intelligence is and how it actually happens. 

Whilst neuroscientists are trying to reveal how intelligence happens, the majority of the population are craving such insight and are keen to know how to improve someone’s intelligence. For scientists, this is a complicated topic. From studies that have been conducted, we know a large component that contributes to one’s intelligence is their genetic make up, however there is an equally large environmental component that also contributes to their overall intelligence. This means, that there are events in people’s lives that are affecting how they develop the use of these regions of the brain which determine intelligence. This implies that changing people’s experiences will ultimately affect their intelligence, however actually finding out what it is about people’s experiences that shapes the way their brain develops is still elusive to this day.



Welcome Ramadan مرحبا رمضان


مرحبا رمضان


Dear Muslims;

The holy month of Ramadan is 10 days away, the month of the holy Qura’an, the month of mercy and forgiveness. A month where each good deed is multiplied 70 fold so take advantage of this to reap the rewards and win the mercy and forgiveness of Allah SWT.
Ramadan is on our door step again after one whole year; a year where many have passed away and many were born, where many flourished and many perished, where many were guided and many misguided.

Ramadan you have come to say to the eyes to abstain from gazing wrongfully and to admire the wonderful creations of the creator, you have come to say to the tongues to abstain from backbiting, gossiping, obscenity and idle talk and you have come to say to the stomachs to stop over indulging.

Dear Muslims, Ramadan is the month of goodness and blessings, so make sure when Ramadan ends, you feel as if you have done the maximum capacity of good deeds. Take this window of opportunity as if it is your last, and repent to Allah, increase the amount of Thikr and Dua you do, read the Quran on a regular and consistent basis and leave your bad habits behind. Do all this and more so you can
be among those who Allah SWT frees their neck from hell during this blessed month.
Blessed are those who do this for the sake of Allah SWT…
Blessed are those who will be mentioned by Allah SWT… 

So, followers of the moderate religion, those who Allah is pleased with them; renew your repentance and seek the refuge of Allah SWT, and what better time to do it than in the month of Ramadan?


Steps in the right direction are being made.


This month the United Nations marks World Refugee Day, a star-studded, multimedia campaign to raise awareness about the plight of refugees. Celebrities like Angelina Jolie have cut video spots that will be broadcast on television and spread on social media. Millions will participate in events spanning five continents, from concerts in London to a film festival in Beirut to a bike race in Ecuador. Yet mention of one group of refugees will be noticeably absent from any of these activities: the 850,000 Jews expelled from Arab countries during the past six decades. Their history remains one of the 20th century’s greatest untold stories.
At the end of World War II, 850,000 Jews lived in Arab countries. Just 8,500 remain today. Their departure was no accident. After Arab leaders failed to annihilate Israel militarily in 1948, they launched a war of terror, incitement, and expulsion to decimate their own ancient Jewish…

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Federer Beats Murray to Claim 7th Wimbledon Title

Roger Federer claims his 7th Wimbledon championship, and his 17th major title.

Federer defeated a spiritual Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 ensuring his 7th Wimbledon title. This victory will ensure Federer reclaims the number 1 ranking for a further few weeks, in that time it is expected that he will equal and exceed Pete Sampras’ record for amount of weeks ranked at number 1.

Andy Murray came out of the blocks and played better in the opening exchanges, however, as the game wore on, Federer became more confident and the inevitable was soon realised, as he showed his superior qualities thereafter.

Murray can take heart from his performance, it was a spiritual one, and capped with his emotional speech at the end, it showed that he had the utmost care for the game of tennis. One thing Murray can take from this is that he has already earned a place in the history books; the first Briton to play in a Wimbledon final since Bunny Austin in the late 1930’s.

In the midst of his emotions, he managed to utter the words;

               “I’m getting closer”

And rightly so, he can now take the 2012 Wimbledon final as part of his ever steep learning curve that may help Andy reach that elusive Grand Slam.


Hello world!

So, My name is Asem and today is my official digital birth….

I am currently a student at the university of Birmingham with an aspiration to work in the medical sector, be it in academia or in the more traditional sense.

Having pondered on whether I should start a blog for the past 6 weeks, I now find myself starting one, a belated welcome to my first blog entry.  I’m planning to blog on a host of topics, without a specific genre, if I could categorise my blog it would come under current affairs, and even that is a little vague and ambiguous.

I don’t know how long it’ll last, but all of you are welcome on this journey, I’ll need all the support I can get.

If you want to interact with me through social media or to have a friendly chat, then follow me on Twitter @AsemMI and add me on Facebook

Till then, I bid you farwell.