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Introductory Neuroanatomy - Preface

As we get closer to the publication of our introductory volume of neuroanatomy, my colleague and principle author, Andrew Lautin, MD and I will be sharing our work on this blog. 379 more words


Malpighi - Neural Development

Change of pace, today.

Many of my posts lately have been devoted to creativity and the visual arts. I am also working on an introductory volume of neuroanatomy with my colleague, Andrew Lautin, MD. 326 more words


How do we humans develop language? An approach from the Relational Frame Theory

What is Relational Frame Theory (RFT)?

RFT is a behavior-analytic account of human language and cognition. It is fundamentally similar to Skinner’s account, and is distinct from most cognitive and linguistic approaches to language, in that ‘‘it approaches verbal events as activities not products’’ (Hayes, Fox, et al., 2001, p.

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Neuroscience Research: The Man Whose Brain Borrowed Nearby Identities

The article, “The Man Whose Brain Borrowed Nearby Identities“, from the Science of Us website, is about a man who:

seemed to “lack a personal sense of identity” and would borrow the identity of whoever happened to be nearby: a hairstylist, an art therapist, and a member of the clergy, to name a few.

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How does the human brain decide which memories to store?

How our memory is prioritized…

Answer by Paul King:

The brain uses a number of automatic mechanisms to determine what information to retain. Everything else naturally fades away.The brain’s overriding principle, given to it from millions of years of evolution, is to retain whatever is likely to be useful later for long-term survival.

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Why can't we control each of our eyes to see different things simultaneously?

Why can’t we control each of our eyes to see different things simultaneously?

Answer by Paul King:

The reason for this is that the human visual system is wired throughout for stereo vision.Some animals, such as chickens, have an eye on each side of their head.

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