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Origin of synaptic pruning process linked to learning, autism and schizophrenia identified

Vaccines don’t cause autism, but because the brain is so complex, we still don’t know how much of it works so figuring out the real causes (as in more than one) of autism has been slow going. 473 more words


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So…two months after “The Big Nap” I finally reach my last (current last) harbour on the checklist for diagnosis. The brain guys. Neurology. Wednesday.

Given that I (apparently) had the relevant neurology tests when in ICU, and they were “ 206 more words

This is your brain on direct mail

Readers of a certain age (namely, around my own) will recognize the 80’s era PSA that taught a generation of Americans about proper egg cookery. 543 more words


Neuroscience of Dreams

The neuroscience of dreaming is a relatively new enterprise but has quickly become the major paradigm of experimental dream research today.  J. Allan Hobson, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus at Harvard University, is the undisputed celebrity of this scientific outlook, and the author of several popular books on the topic.  1,246 more words

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Game of Thrones: Hodor probably just has a neurological condition

Hodor hodor hodor. Hodor hodor? Hodor. Hodor-hodor. Hodor!

Oh, um, excuse me. Did you catch what I said?

Fans of the hit HBO show Game of Thrones… 644 more words

Podcast #72: SCIWORA

Run Time: 3 minutes

Author: Dr. Suzanne Chilton

Educational Pearls:

  • SCIWORA is an acronym for Spinal Cord Injury WithOut Radiographic Abnormality.
  • This name was appropriate prior to the invention of the MRI, as now MRIs can usually find some abnormality missed on an Xray or CT.
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