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

TBI: Cognitive Function and Methylphenidate
A very interesting Open Access publication available today examining the impact of methylphenidate and cognitive functioning in patients with a traumatic brain injury: Manktelow, A. E., Menon, D. K., Sahakian, B. J.,& Stamatakis, E. A. (2017).Working Memory after Traumatic Brain Injury: The Neural Basis of Improved Performance with Methylphenidate.Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 11(58).doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2017.00058 (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - April 5, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

The Artwork of Greg Dunn
Beautiful work -Greg Dunn. (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - April 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Epilepsy and Antiepileptic Drug (AED) Development and Clinical Trials
The February 2017 issue ofEpilepsia has a fine critical review and invited commentary about the current state of AED drug development and clinical trials: Bialer, M. et al. (2017).Progress report on new antiepileptic drugs: A summary of the Thirteenth Eilat Conference on New Antiepileptic Drugs and Devises (EILAT XIII).Epilepsia, 58(2), 181-221. (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - April 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

New From Dr. Peggy Mason
A second edition of Dr. Peggy Mason's excellent textbook was published earlier this month. She can be found on Twitter at @neuroMOOC and her MOOC course remains available at Coursera. (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - March 31, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Neuropsychology Abstract of the Day: When Self-Report Is Invalid...
CONCLUSION: These results indicate that self-report of CMP in Mn-exposed residents appear to be invalid when compared to neuropsychological test scores. The participants'misperception of having CMP is associated with less education and higher levels of depression. Neuropsychological assessment is recommended to attain valid results. DOI: 10.1080/13803395.2017.1301392PMID: 28353391 (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - March 30, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Neuropsychology Abstract of the Day: Semantic Aphasia
In this study, we report neuropsychological and lesion profiles of 10 new cases of semantic aphasia. Modern neuroimaging techniques provide support for the relevance of the left TPO area for semantic aphasia, but also extend Luria's neuroanatomical model by taking into account white matter pathways. Our findings suggest that tracts with parietal connectivity - the arcuate fasciculus (long and posterior segments), the inferior fronto-occipital fasciculus, the inferior longitudinal fasciculus, the superior longitudinal fasciculus II and III, and the corpus callosum - are implicated in the linguistic and non-linguistic defici...
Source: BrainBlog - March 29, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Dr. Wilder Penfield Digital Collection
Wilder Penfield Digital CollectionWilder Penfield Digital CollectionMcGill University Library and Archives From the homepage:" This digital collection consists of a sample of materials selected from McGill University's Osler Library of the History of Medicine's Wilder Penfield Fonds, P142. The images, letters, and other records found here were chosen by the former director of the MNI and close friend of Penfield, Dr. William Feindel, for their significance in documenting both Penfield's life and the history of the Institute. This digitized selection contains material concerning his early life, family, and medical trai...
Source: BrainBlog - November 29, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Several Upcoming Academic Conferences
There are several relevant academic conferences on the near horizon.American Neurological Association (ANA)Baltimore, MD16-18 OctoberNational Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN)Seattle, WA19-22 OctoberSociety for Neuroscience (SfN)San Diego, CA16-16 November (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - September 17, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

ModPo: Modern and Contemporary American Poetry - Neuroscientists Welcome!
Content from a sharable broadcast message from Al Filreis, Penn professor: Al Filreishttp://writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis ModPo is a free, open, non-credit course on modern and contemporary U.S. poetry. It has been hosted since 2012 by the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania. The new 10-week session opens on September 10. To enroll, simply go here:https://www.coursera.org/learn/modpo For those who register, the site will be open all year, so if you cannot finish going through the week-by-week syllabus in the ten weeks between mid-September and mid-November, you can always go back and finish any time later. ...
Source: BrainBlog - August 23, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Patient H.M.: The Saga Continues
This article is adapted from“Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness and Family Secrets” by Luke Dittrich, to be published by Random House on Aug. 9. Here is the Annese et al. 2014 paper discussed in the feature story:Annese et al. (2014) (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - August 7, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Alzheimer's Disease: AAIC16 Annual Meeting (Toronto)
Alzheimer's Association International Conference (July 22-28, Toronto, Canada) has opened! Here is the homepage: AAIC16 (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - July 22, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Happy Birthday, Dr. Milner!
Tomorrow, the 15th of July, is the birthday of Dr. Brenda Milner. Happy birthday! Video interview: Video History of Medicine in Canada (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - July 14, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Welcome to Chicago, AACN Annual Meeting!
The annual meeting of the AACN opens tomorrow, the 9th of June, in Chicago. AACN Annual Meeting (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - June 8, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

June is Aphasia Awareness Month
. For the past twenty years or so, this month in North America has been dedicated to promoting a greater knowledge base among the general public as well as the non-CNS professional community about what aphasia is and about the different medical conditions that might result in aphasia. If you are a clinician or researcher engaged in aphasia-related work of one type or another, this might be a good month to consider a public community talk, an in-service presentation, or a media piece about aphasia. Here is a media piece I wrote back in 2003 during Aphasia Awareness Month: http://www.tmc.edu/tmcnews/06_01_03/page_24.html. (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - June 1, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

OBIT: Dr. Suzanne Corkin
"Suzanne Corkin, Who Helped Pinpoint Nature of Memory, Dies at 79"The New York TimesBy Benedict Carey27 May 2016 Obituary (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - May 28, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Torture Psychology and the American Psychological Association (APA): Dr. Arrigo Awarded by AAAS
Earlier this year, Dr. Jean Maria Arrigo was celebrated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as the recipient of its 2015 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award. 2015 AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award Goes to Social Psychologist Jean Maria Arrigo by Andrea KorteAAAS News08 February 2016 Read press release here[Photo by Anthony Risser, 15 June 2008, Philadelphia] (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - April 16, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Torture Psychology and the American Psychological Association (APA)
New developments in torture psychology and the APA, as reported by James Risen in the New York Times: Critic of Psychologists’ Role in Interrogation Is Asked to ReconsiderBy James RisenThe New York Times15 April 2016 Article [Photo by Anthony Risser, 15 June 2008, Philadelphia] (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - April 16, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting (Vancouver, BC)
The annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has begun. The meeting is taking place in Vancouver. Tweets from the conference appear to be using two hashtags: #AAN16 and #AANAM (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - April 16, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Alzheimer's and Related Dementing Diseases: Lancet Neurology Paper
An excellent paper is available this month in the current issue of Lancet Neurology : (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - March 25, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Alzheimer's and Related Dementing Diseases: Lancet Neurology Paper
An excellent paper is available this month in the current issue of Lancet Neurology: (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - March 25, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

AACN Annual Conference (June 2016, Chicago) Registration Material and Program
The American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology's Annual Conference (June 2016, Chicago) Registration Material and Program are now available, at: AACN registration (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - February 20, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

" My Beautiful Broken Brain " Coming to Netflix in Mid-March
" My Beautiful Broken Brain " is a documentary by filmmaker Lotje Sodderland about her life after experiencing an hemorrhagic stroke. It was a Kickstarter-funded project. It is co-directed by Lotje and Sophie Robinson. Both are joined by David Lynch as Executive Directors of the film. Film website: My Beautiful Broken Brain Available on Netflix in mid-March after its SXSW premiere. (Here is an article by Lotje Sodderland written for The Guardian in late November, 2015: I felt as if I had become fear itself .) (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - February 7, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

"My Beautiful Broken Brain" Coming to Netflix in Mid-March
"My Beautiful Broken Brain" is a documentary by filmmaker Lotje Sodderland about her life after experiencing an hemorrhagic stroke. It was a Kickstarter-funded project. It is co-directed by Lotje and Sophie Robinson. Both are joined by David Lynch as Executive Directors of the film. Film website: My Beautiful Broken Brain Available on Netflix in mid-March after its SXSW premiere. (Here is an article by Lotje Sodderland written for The Guardian in late November, 2015: I felt as if I had become fear itself.) (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - February 7, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

INS Annual Meeting Begins Today in Boston
The 44th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) begins today in Boston. The homepage of of the meeting can be found here. (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - February 3, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Torture Psychology and the American Psychological Association (APA)
Again and again and again ... "Pentagon Wants Psychologists to End Ban on Interrogation Role"by James RisenThe New York Times24 January 2016 Read article here [Photo by Anthony Risser, 15 June 2008, Philadelphia] (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - January 25, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Amnesia Fiction From Joyce Carol Oates
The new novel from Joyce Carol Oates is about a person with amnesia and his relationship with his clinical scientist. Place this work of fiction adjacent to the non-fiction work about Patient H.M and - voila! - the covers seem to create what could be another story!I will be writing and posting a review of the Joyce Carol Oates novel here next week. (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - January 24, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

MOOC: " The Many Faces of Dementia "
UCL (University College London) is presenting a four-week MOOC on the FutureLearn platform (no cost) titled " The Many Faces of Dementia " . The course begins on 14th March. Course Description Four domains are explored: Familial Alzheimer's Disease, bvFTD, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, and Posterior Cortical Atrophy. (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - January 16, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

MOOC: "The Many Faces of Dementia"
UCL (University College London) is presenting a four-week MOOC on the FutureLearn platform (no cost) titled "The Many Faces of Dementia". The course begins on 14th March. Course Description Four domains are explored: Familial Alzheimer's Disease, bvFTD, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, and Posterior Cortical Atrophy. (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - January 16, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Lumosity Settles with US Federal Trade Commission
Lumosity to Pay $2 Million to Settle FTC Deceptive Advertising Charges for Its “Brain Training” ProgramCompany Claimed Program Would Sharpen Performance in Everyday Life and Protect Against Cognitive DeclineFor ReleaseJanuary 5, 2016 FTC Press Release Case Timeline here (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - January 5, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Zika Virus Infection: Basic Online Resources
Pan-American Health OrganisationWebpage PubMed Search Results for "Zika Virus"Search Results ECDCWebpage WHO 21 October 2015Article Microcephaly - NINDS Microcephaly Information PageBasic Information Webpage ECDC "Rapid Risk Assessment" on risk of microcephaly in Zika virus infection (24 Nov 2015)pdf Paper (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - December 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

" " Concussion' Lies " - From Slate
A good read from Slate about the movie, " Concussion " : Concussion Lies by Daniel Engber Slate 21 December 2015 Concussion Lies (link) Don't mistake drama for truth, fiction for fact, excellent acting for documentary accuracy. And, in the bigger picture, the loudness of an argument for the sound scientific basis of that argument. (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - December 21, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

""Concussion' Lies" - From Slate
A good read from Slate about the movie, "Concussion": Concussion Liesby Daniel EngberSlate21 December 2015 Concussion Lies (link) Don't mistake drama for truth, fiction for fact, excellent acting for documentary accuracy. And, in the bigger picture, the loudness of an argument for the sound scientific basis of that argument. (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - December 21, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

OBIT: Dr. Otfried Spreen (Victoria Times-Colonist)
Otfried Spreen (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - December 16, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

FDA Public Meeting on Computerized Cognitive Assessment
Public Workshop - Neurodiagnostics and Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Medical Devices Workshop, November 19-20, 2015 Meeting homepage with links to agenda, background papers, and webcast streams from the meeting. [snip] "The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the following two-day public workshop entitled, “Neurodiagnostics and Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Medical Devices Workshop.” The focus of the first day of the workshop will be cognitive assessment medical devices, which are intended to provide healthcare professionals with an evaluation of cognitive function through non-invasive measu...
Source: BrainBlog - December 12, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Dr. Otfried Spreen
died, aged 89, on the 29th of November. A colleague, a mentor, a professor for so many of us in neuropsychology. A true gentleman. A true academic. Our profession will miss him and his contributions. (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - December 4, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Kerry deS. Hamsher, Ph.D., ABPP
Dr. Kerry Hamsher died on 23rd October, 2015. Dr. Hamsher's commitment to neuropsychology as a science and as a profession was an ever-present one. His was an encyclopedic and sharp mind that could wrap itself around any clinical topic related to the central nervous system and behavior. He was indefatiguable in his pursuit of best practices for the education and post-graduate training of neuropsychologists. He was an essential participant in the work of the Houston Conference and within the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN). His two-year fellowship program at the Neurology Department of the University of Wi...
Source: BrainBlog - October 27, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Kerry deS. Hamsher, Ph.D., ABPP
(Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - October 24, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

fMRI Course Coming to Coursera in October
The first part of a two-part course on the topic, Principles of fMRI, opens at Coursera in October. Addendum: Opening day is Monday, the 12th of October. (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - September 27, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

" Modern and Contemporary American Poetry " (ModPo) Opening Day - Join Us!
The Brain, within its Groove Runs evenly--and true-- But let a Splinter swerve-- 'Twere easier for You-- To put a Current back-- When Floods have slit the Hills-- And scooped a Turnpike for Themselves-- And trodden out the Mills-- -Emily Dickinson In the world of MOOCs, few courses have shown the creativity of purpose and the dedicated following as has the course " Modern and Contemporary American Poetry " by Dr. Al Filreis of the University of Pennsylvania and Director of its wonderful Kelly Writers House. It opens today for its fourth offering Few courses, in real life or online, have such a dedicated teach...
Source: BrainBlog - September 12, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

"Modern and Contemporary American Poetry" (ModPo) Opening Day - Join Us!
The Brain, within its GrooveRuns evenly--and true--But let a Splinter swerve--'Twere easier for You-- To put a Current back--When Floods have slit the Hills--And scooped a Turnpike for Themselves--And trodden out the Mills-- -Emily Dickinson In the world of MOOCs, few courses have shown the creativity of purpose and the dedicated following as has the course "Modern and Contemporary American Poetry" by Dr. Al Filreis of the University of Pennsylvania and Director of its wonderful Kelly Writers House. It opens today for its fourth offering Few courses, in real life or online, have such a dedicated teacher as Al. Th...
Source: BrainBlog - September 12, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Oliver Sacks
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Source: BrainBlog - August 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

World Alzheimer Report 2015
Earlier today, the Alzheimer's Disease International group released its "World Alzheimer Report 2015" document.It can be found at: Report. (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - August 25, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

"Can Video Games Fend Off Mental Decline?"
An informative, good read: "Can Video Games Fend Off Mental Decline?"by Clive ThompsonThe New York Times Sunday Magazine26 October 2014 read the full feature article here Website for Akili, mentioned in the piece: Akili (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - October 23, 2014 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs

Dementia: Dosh for Docs to Diagnose Dementia - Dumb Dumb Dumb Dumb
Dumb, unethical, foolish, bad - NHS dementia plan to give GPs cash for diagnoses criticised as ‘ethical travesty’NHS condemned as ‘odious’ after introducing scheme whereby GPs given £55 each time they identify the disease in a patientThe Guardian21 October 2014 Read the full article here (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - October 22, 2014 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs