Welcome to Fall Semester!
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Source: BrainBlog - August 24, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Welcome to Summer Session!
Summer Session begins next week for me. I am teaching several courses that I much enjoy: Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Cognitive, and Clinical Neuroscience.Let the sun shine and the coffee flow! (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - May 3, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

#INS2019inNYC - Opening Day
The INS conference has opened. Registration Desks and morning CE programs ongoing. (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - February 20, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

#INS2019inNYC (Entry 3)
I have two favorite parts of any INS conference: The agora of poster sessions and The Birch Lecture (named for Herbert Birch). The Benton and - now - the Satz Awards are nostalgic reminders. Finally, Plenary C looks interesting: " Generation of New Hippocampal Neurons in the Adult Brain: Implications for Mental Health " , as does Invited Symposium 3: " Global Neuroscience: Impact of Culture, Resources, and Education " . I have always tracked the The Birch Lecture. Herbert G. Birch was, from all accounts, a wonderful person and an extraordinary teacher. When I was an undergraduate student, I received men...
Source: BrainBlog - February 2, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

#INS2019inNYC (Entry 2)
I have two favorite parts of any INS conference: The agora of poster sessions and The Birch Lecture (named for Herbert Birch). The Benton and - now - the Satz Awards are nostalgic reminders. Finally, Plenary C looks interesting: " Generation of New Hippocampal Neurons in the Adult Brain: Implications for Mental Health " , as does Invited Symposium 3: " Global Neuroscience: Impact of Culture, Resources, and Education " . (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - February 2, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

#INS2019inNYC
Just a few weeks until the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS). The conference will take place in Midtown Manhattan. (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - February 2, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Functional Neuroanatomy Web Resource from UBC
An excellent resource from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Dr. Claudia Krebs: " Functional Neuroanatomy "link (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - January 8, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Marwencol
Creating about 20 minutes of lecture content using the book by Hogancamp and Shellen and the documentary film (not the recent Hollywood movie). (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - January 6, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Spring Semester
Spring semester 2019 starts on Monday. (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - January 6, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Happy Birthday, Dr. Brenda Milner!
Dr. Milner has turned one-hundred years of age! (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - July 15, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Ready For Summer Session 2018
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Source: BrainBlog - April 1, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

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From the FDA:Early Alzheimer ’s Disease: Developing Drugs for Treatment Guidance for Industry (Draft Guidance)February 2018Early Alzheimer ’s Disease: Developing Drugs for Treatment Guidance for Industry (Draft Guidance) (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - February 18, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

A Fine-Reading, Fine-Looking Text
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Source: BrainBlog - October 30, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Remembering
Simple Ways to Be Better at Remembering By Adam PopescuoctThe New York Times19 October 2017article (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - October 20, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Psychopharmacology Textbooks
Looking at a choice of a new psychopharmacology textbook for the course I teach on the topic. Do I go with the newer edition of Gregory, one of the Stahl books, or Iversen and colleagues ... or some other choice? For the clinical portions of the text, one that is linked to ICD-10 (or, at worst, DSM-5), is obviously preferred to one linked older classification systems. One with strong PK/PD content and one dealing with contentious practical issues (e.g., off-label use) would be good. How the text deals with regulatory drug discovery and drug registration processes in US and Europe would be useful but not determinative - as ...
Source: BrainBlog - October 20, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Upcoming Event: Society for Neuroscience 2017 Annual Conference (Nov 2017, Washington, DC)
The Society for Neuroscience 2017 Annual Conference will be held from the 11th through the 15 of November in Washington, DC. Here is the Conference's homepage:SfN 2017 Quoting from the Conference homepage: ===SfN ’s 47th annual meeting, Neuroscience 2017, is the world’s largest neuroscience conference for scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system. SfN invites you to its renowned venue where neuroscientists collaborate and network with peers, learn from experts, explore the newest neuroscience tools and technologies, and discover great career opportunities. Neuroscience 2017...
Source: BrainBlog - August 29, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

OBIT: Dr. Marian Diamond
Marian C. Diamond, 90, Student of the Brain, Is Dead By William GrimesThe New York Times 16 August 2017Read here (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - August 29, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

OBIT: Dr. Keith Conners
Dr. Keith Conners Obituary (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - July 6, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

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The most detailed scan of the wiring of the human brainBBC News03 July 2017Link here (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - July 4, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

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Source: BrainBlog - June 29, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

" Preventing Cognitive Decline and Dementia: A Way Forward "
From The National Academies Of Sciences, Engineering, and MedicineHealth and Medicine DivisionBoard on Health Sciences Policy Committee on Preventing Dementia and Cognitive ImpairmentPreventing Cognitive Decline and Dementia: A Way ForwardReleased: June 22, 2017Available here (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - June 23, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Aphasia Awareness Month: Dr. Katharine McBride
As June is Aphasia Awareness Month, I note I recently submitted a chapter about aphasia to be published next year. Aphasia is the loss of acquired language abilities due to brain damage, such as stroke. Neuropsychologists are often called upon to determine the nature and severity of these changes to language functioning. My contribution is a biography of Dr. Katharine McBride, a psychologist working with neurologist Dr. Theodore Weisenburg from 1929 through 1934. They created the first comprehensive aphasia testing battery that was based on the triad of: the use of psychometric tests, tests were standardized in format and ...
Source: BrainBlog - June 16, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

MOOCs: New Neurobiology Course From Dr. Peggy Mason
Dr. Peggy Mason reported on her blog and on twitter that she will debut a new version of her MOOC course later this year:Blog post The new course will follow closely the contents of the new edition of her textbook. (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - June 12, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

OBIT: Dr. Isabelle Rapin
Isabelle Rapin, Who Advanced Concept of an Autism Spectrum, Dies at 89 By Richard SandomirThe New York Times09 June 2017Article (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - June 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Brenda Milner, Eminent Brain Scientist, Is ‘Still Nosy’ at 98
Brenda Milner, Eminent Brain Scientist, Is ‘Still Nosy’ at 98by Benedict CareyThe New York Times15 May 2017Article (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - May 15, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Structural MRI of the Hippocampus
This Open Access article is an informative read - Marshall A. Dalton, Peter Zeidman, Daniel N. Barry, Elaine Williams, Eleanor A. MaguireSegmenting subregions of the human hippocampus on structural magnetic resonance image scans: An illustrated tutorialBrain and Neuroscience AdvancesFirst published date: April-06-201710.1177/2398212817701448 A snippet from the Abstract -" The hippocampus plays a central role in cognition, and understanding the specific contributions of its subregions will likely be key to explaining its wide-ranging functions. However, delineating substructures within the human hippocampus in vivo fro...
Source: BrainBlog - April 14, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Dr. Gerald Goldstein
Gerald Goldstein, Ph.D., died last week at the age of 85 years. He was an influential presence in the practice of neuropsychology as a clinical domain and as a science.His career spanned over sixty years. Here is a link to a 2015 celebratory article from the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System about him:Neuropsychology Researcher Celebrates 60 Years. (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - April 13, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

New Edition of Pinel
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Source: BrainBlog - April 12, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

A Call for Science and Common-Sense, Rather than Marketing and Drama, about Concussion and CTE
A fine Editorial Commentary: Carson, A. (2017).Concussion, dementia and CTE: are we getting it very wrong?Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. Published Online First: 10 April 2017. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2016-315510 (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - April 11, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Upcoming Event: AAN Annual Meeting (22-28 April, Boston)
The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology takes place later this month.Conference Homepage (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - April 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Perceptions of Parkinson's Disease
' People think I'm drunk but I have Parkinson's 'By Lindsay BrownBBC Newsbeat reporter10 April 2017Read report here [snip]" Jordan was diagnosed with Parkinson's when he was 17 and says people often think he's had too much to drink. " [snip] (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - April 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs