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GRE vocab and theories of consciousness

It’s safe to say that I’m a lover of words.

Pretty much every self-appointed intellectual says that nowadays, though, so perhaps there’s not a lot of salt to that statement. 1,126 more words

Two brains in one head?: The story of the split-brain phenomenon

Are you left-brained or right-brained?  Are you the hard-working, problem-solving, number-loving, office dweller?  Or the creative, passionate, playful, day-dreaming artist?  These images often made me rather livid as a science-inclined child because obviously I wanted to identify with the half of the brain spewing swirls of bright colors rather than the one depicting darkened cubicles or esoteric math equations.   1,588 more words

I Have Half A Mind To Sleep In

For the past six weeks, our nights have been interrupted at least twice a night by our hungry newborn. This isn’t our first rodeo, so insomnia was a side effect of parenthood we new we would be facing. 730 more words

Parenting

The Science Behind Fear and Anxiety

In a packed theater at the Rubin Museum last Wednesday, Joseph LeDoux, Ph.D., and Mark Epstein, M.D., shared the stage to untangle the mysteries behind two emotions that we are all too familiar with: anxiety and fear. 810 more words

Dana Alliance For Brain Initiatives

The split brain: A tale of two halves, by David Wolman

In the 1960s and 70s, a number of patients had their brains split surgically: the left and right hemispheres were separated by severing the corpus callosum. 141 more words

Psychology

Book review: Tales from both sides of the brain, by Michael Gazzaniga

I’m introducing a new category of posts: short reviews of neuro-related books I recently read and liked (or didn’t!). I am starting this series with Michael Gazzaniga’s scientific autobiography, which was published earlier this year. 406 more words

Neuroscience