Soliciting feedback on david kemmerer’s “cognitive neuroscience of language”
Although David Kemmerer’s new textbook has not been out very long, his editor at Psychology Press, Paul Dukes, is already starting to solicit feedback that could be useful for a 2nd edition.  He’s especially interested in finding out what instructors have liked and not liked about the 1st edition, and what they would want to see in any 2nd edition.  He has a questionnaire and can offer a fee to anyone who’s interested in responding.  His email address is: Paul.Dukes@taylorandfrancis.com (Source: Talking Brains)
Source: Talking Brains - June 2, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Soliciting feedback on david kemmerer ’s “cognitive neuroscience of language”
Although David Kemmerer ’s new textbook has not been out very long, his editor at Psychology Press, Paul Dukes, is already starting to solicit feedback that could be useful for a 2nd edition.   He ’s especially interested in finding out what instructors have liked and not liked about the 1st edition, and what they would want to see in any 2nd edition.   He has a questionnaire and can offer a fee to anyone who ’s interested in responding.   His email address is: Paul.Dukes@taylorandfrancis.com (Source: Talking Brains)
Source: Talking Brains - June 2, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Froin's syndrome
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Source: neurologyminutiae - June 1, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Froin's syndrome
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Source: neurologyminutiae - June 1, 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

Messages for Youth Newly Diagnosed with Bipolar
For youth, being newly diagnosed with a bipolar spectrum disorder can be a scary and confusing time. CREST.BD is a participatory community-based research group from UBC that studies bipolar disorders. In one of their initiatives, Peer Researcher Andrea Pacquette co-led the Bipolar Youth Action Project (BYAP) that studied Vancouver Island youth living with bipolar disorders, and how they managed the illness. This brief but powerful video compiles key messages from the BYAP Youth Action Group, sharing hope, signposting the way to help and self-care, and assuring viewers that they are not alone. For more information about the...
Source: Channel N - May 28, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Documentary General Interview Andrea Pacquette bipolar Bipolar Youth Action Project brain CanCon crest-bd psychiatry selfcare ubc video Source Type: blogs

Is the Digital Music Industry ready to hack the Musical Brain ?
Since the beginning of the twenty-first century, the digital revolution has radically affected the music industry and is continuously reforming the business model of music economy. As of today, previously-established channels of music distribution have been replaced and new industry stakeholders have emerged. Among them, on-demand music recommendation and streaming services feature as the disruptive [...] (Source: Neurobot)
Source: Neurobot - May 27, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dimitrios A. Adamos Tags: Stories Brain Interfaces EEG Source Type: blogs

PhD position in experimental and computational psycho- and neurolinguistics at MPI Nijmegen
PhD position in experimental and computational psycho- and neurolinguistics at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in NijmegenCandidates should have, or shortly expect to obtain, a high quality scientific degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, the cognitive neurosciences, cognitive science, or psycholinguistics with a focus on spoken language processing. Preference will be shown for candidates with advanced technical skills who are interested in applying those skills to fundamental questions about language representation and processing in the human mind and brain, as well as to computational quest...
Source: Talking Brains - May 14, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: David Poeppel Source Type: blogs

Post-doctoral position in sensorimotor learning and control of speech production -- UW, Ludo Max Lab
The Laboratory for Speech Physiology and Motor Control (PI Ludo Max, Ph.D.) at the University of Washington (Seattle) announces an open post-doctoral position in the areas of sensorimotor integration and sensorimotor learning for speech production. The position will involve experimental work on both typical speech and stuttering. The lab is located in the University of Washington's Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and has additional affiliations with the Graduate Program in Neuroscience and the Department of Bioengineering. See http://faculty.washington.edu/ludomax/lab/ for more information. The successful ca...
Source: Talking Brains - May 9, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

The MARCS Institute/The HEARing CRC Postdoctoral Fellow Hearing and Cognitive Aging Available
Ref 610/16 Postdoctoral Fellow Hearing and Cognitive Aging (HEARing CRC), MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Western Sydney UniversityThe Multisensory Communication Program in the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development in association with the HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (HEARing CRC) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher with high level skills and expertise in the broad area of speech perception in elderly people (with/without hearing-impairment).The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour, and Development is an interdisciplinary research institute of the Western Sydney University. Rese...
Source: Talking Brains - May 1, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Explaining Schizophrenia
A great short animated video documentary explaining the symptoms and types of schizophrenia. This video is detailed but easy to digest without being dull or pedantic, and offers evidence-based information. (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - April 29, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Documentary brain diagnosis evidence-based psychiatry psychosis schizophrenia video Source Type: blogs

Post-doc & doc opportunities with Jeffrey Bowers and Colin Davis at the University of Bristol, UK
A postdoctoral Research Associate (Post-Doc) and PhD. student are required for the Leverhulme Trust-funded project entitled “When and Why Do Neural Networks Learn Selective Codes?”. In this project we aim to characterise the tasks and conditions in which a range of neural networks, including popular “deep networks”, learn highly selective representations. To this end we will train networks on various tasks and then carry out analyses of the hidden units to determine the nature of the learned representations. The results of these simulations will provide clues as to why neurons in brains often respon...
Source: Talking Brains - April 21, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Post-doc & doc opportunities with Jeffrey Bowers and Colin Davis at the University of Bristol, UK
A postdoctoral Research Associate (Post-Doc) and PhD. student are required for the Leverhulme Trust-funded project entitled “When and Why Do Neural Networks Learn Selective Codes?”. In this project we aim to characterise the tasks and conditions in which a range of neural networks, including popular “deep networks”, learn highly selective representations. To this end we will train networks on various tasks and th en carry out analyses of the hidden units to determine the nature of the learned representations. The results of these simulations will provide clues as to why neurons in brains often respo...
Source: Talking Brains - April 21, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok 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

Post-Doctoral Position at Georgetown University Medical Center
The Cognitive Recovery Lab, directed by Dr. Peter Turkeltaub, invites applications for a two-year NIH-funded post-doctoral position to start in July 2016 in collaboration with Dr. Catherine Stoodley at American University. The post-doc will be responsible for collecting and analyzing behavioral and multimodal MRI data (fMRI, DTI, functional connectivity, VBM, lesion-symptom mapping) for an investigation of the use of cerebellar tDCS in post-stroke aphasia. The post-doc will also design additional imaging studies on normal subjects and individuals with aphasia due to stroke or traumatic brain injury.The successful applicant...
Source: Talking Brains - April 14, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Neuroengineering in action: hacking the brain to bypass the injured spine
Neuroscientists used a chronically implanted intracortical microelectrode array to record multiunit activity from the motor cortex and link in real-time to muscle activation to restore movement in a paralysed human. Read more @ Nature: - the full story: First paralysed person to be ‘reanimated’ offers neuroscience insights - the scientific report (letter): Restoring cortical control [...] (Source: Neurobot)
Source: Neurobot - April 13, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dimitrios A. Adamos Tags: Stories Bionics Brain Interfaces Machine Learning neural recordings neuroprosthetics Spike Sorting Source Type: blogs

Post Bac position available at Duke University
We are looking for a highly motivated recent graduate (BS, BA) to gain research experience in the lab of Prof. Tobias Overath (http://people.duke.edu/~jto10) at the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. Work in the lab investigates how sounds, from simple sinusoids to complex speech signals, are processed in the human brain via a combination of behavioral (psychoacoustics) and neuroimaging methods (fMRI, EEG).The ideal candidate will have received an undergraduate degree in psychology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, or a related field, by summer 2016, and will have some familiarity with fMRI, M/EEG, ECoG, and/or other ...
Source: Talking Brains - April 6, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok 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

Postdoctoral position, Center for Language Science, The Pennsylvania State University
The Center for Language Science (CLS) at The Pennsylvania State University (http://cls.psu.edu/) invites applications for 1-2 postdoctoral positions. The CLS is home to a cross-disciplinary research program that includes the NSF training program, Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE): Bilingualism, mind, and brain: An interdisciplinary program in cognitive psychology, linguistics, and cognitive neuroscience. The program provides training in research on bilingualism that includes an international perspective and that exploits opportunities for collaborative research conducted with one of our internati...
Source: Talking Brains - March 24, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

2nd Workshop on Psycholinguistic Approaches to Speech Recognition in Adverse Conditions
===  2nd Workshop on Psycholinguistic Approaches to Speech Recognition in Adverse Conditions  ===31 October 2016 – 1 November 2016Nijmegen, the NetherlandsWebsite: http://odettescharenborg.ruhosting.nl/pasrac2016/The second workshop on Psycholinguistic Approaches to Speech Recognition in Adverse Conditions (PASRAC) will be held in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The workshop is a follow-up on the first workshop organised in Bristol in March 2010.The aim of the two-day meeting is to bring together scientists from different disciplines, including psychology, linguistics, computer science, neuroscience, and cogniti...
Source: Talking Brains - March 18, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: David Poeppel Source Type: blogs

The Pebble Meditation
This guided mindfulness meditation video uses four ordinary pebbles to represent flowers, mountains, water, and space, in order to use visualization mixed with breathing exercises. Very simple and soothing, and uplifting. Easy to practice. Based on the teachings of Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, this meditation practice is suitable for all ages and levels of skill. (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - March 10, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Documentary brain buddhism meditation Mind-body interventions mindfulness pebble Thich Nhat Hanh video zen Source Type: blogs

A brain-machine interface to allow primates to navigate a robotic wheelchair using their thoughts
The interface, described in the March 3 issue of the online journal Scientific Reports, demonstrates the future potential for people with disabilities who have lost most muscle control and mobility due to quadriplegia or ALS, said senior author Miguel Nicolelis, M.D., Ph.D., co-director for the Duke Center for Neuroengineering. You may read the research report [...] (Source: Neurobot)
Source: Neurobot - March 6, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dimitrios A. Adamos Tags: Stories Brain Interfaces neuroprosthetics Spike Sorting Source Type: blogs

Orthostatic tremor - pearls
var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www."); document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-3639768-12"); pageTracker._initData(); pageTracker._trackPageview(); Hassan A, Ahlskog AE, Matsumotos JY.  Orthostatic tremor: clinical, electrophysiologic and treatment findings in 184 patients.  Neurology 2016; 86: 458-464.The article is a Mayo series of 184 patients seen over 37 years.  Defini...
Source: neurologyminutiae - February 23, 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

People with Mental Health Concerns Want You
The Mood Disorders Association of BC compiled this video after asking its members what they want people to know about living with mental health concerns. It’s a poignant and nicely produced video that gets clear voices across. (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - February 20, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Interview brain lived experience mental health mental health concerns mental illness Mood disorder Mood Disorders Association of BC video Source Type: blogs

Post-Doc with Tecumseh Fitch in Vienna Department of Cognitive Biology
A post-doctoral research position is available in the Department of Cognitive Biology at the School of Life Sciences, University of Vienna, in the laboratory of Prof W Tecumseh Fitch. (duration up to five years). The main topic(s) of the position are flexible and will depend upon the skills and interests of the chosen applicant. In general, comparative research in bioacoustics, biomusicology and animal cognition will be favored. For example, ongoing research in the Fitch lab concerns the biology and evolution of language and music and the cognitive capacities underlying pattern perception in speech, music and complex visua...
Source: Talking Brains - February 16, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

What’s the right hemisphere doing? [Guest Post by William Matchin]
Guest post by William Matchin:What's the right hemisphere doing?This is a question that has been bothering me for about two years, emerging from the results of an fMRI experiment that I performed in the twilight of graduate school, and recently butting into my consciousness again after Greg and I finally published the paper. The paper is called “‘Syntactic perturbation’ activates the right IFG, but not Broca’s area or the ATL”, recently published in Frontiers in Psychology as part of a special topic on “Components of the Language-Ready Brain” edited by Cedric Boeckx and Antonio Ben...
Source: Talking Brains - February 15, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

What ’s the right hemisphere doing? [Guest Post by William Matchin]
Guest post by William Matchin: What's the right hemisphere doing? This is a question that has been bothering me for about two years, emerging from the results of an fMRI experiment that I performed in the twilight of graduate school, and recently butting into my consciousness again after Greg and I finally published the paper. The paper is called “‘Syntactic perturbation’ activates the right IFG, but not Broca’s area or the ATL” , recently published in Frontiers in Psychology as part of a special topic on “ Components of the Language-Ready Brain ” edited by Cedric Boeckx and A...
Source: Talking Brains - February 15, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok 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

DARPA invests $60M to upgrade communication between human brain and the digital world
New effort aims for fully implantable devices able to connect with up to one million neurons. DARPA aims to upgrade signal resolution and data-transfer bandwidth between the human brain and the digital world. “The interface would serve as a translator, converting between the electrochemical language used by neurons in the brain and the ones and [...] (Source: Neurobot)
Source: Neurobot - January 29, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dimitrios A. Adamos Tags: Stories Brain Interfaces neuroprosthetics Source Type: blogs

University of Connecticut Job Posting Title: Head Research Technician, Human Electrophysiology
University of Connecticut Job Posting Title: Head Research Technician, Human Electrophysiology (Research Assistant 3 or Research Associate 1)The Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences (IBACS) at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a full-time position of Research Assistant 3/Research Associate 1 (Head Research Technician) to help oversee operations of two shared electrophysiology facilities in Storrs, CT, affiliated with IBACS. The incumbent will work under the supervision of faculty investigators to oversee the care, maintenance, and operation of shared equipment and facilities. Duties will...
Source: Talking Brains - January 28, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

10 Things Med Students Shouldn’t Do
This is my first year of being a senior resident and it is only January; and yet I have seen all these things happen. Sadly, this has all led me to the grim realization of why I got such good evals as a medical student: it wasn’t because I was some sort of social genius. (And yes, I really thought I might have been a social genius.) No, it was because I did not do the following things, ALL OF WHICH I HAVE SEEN WITH MY OWN EYES. Seriously, if you don’t do these things, don’t worry. You will be fine. Your residents will love you. Do not claim to be late to rounds because you had a “Cat...
Source: Action Potential - January 26, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Action Potential Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

10 Things Med Students Shouldn ’t Do
This is my first year of being a senior resident and it is only January; and yet I have seen all these things happen. Sadly, this has all led me to the grim realization of why I got such good evals as a medical student: it wasn’t because I was some sort of social genius. (And yes, I really thought I might have been a social genius.) No, it was because I did not do the following things, ALL OF WHICH I HAVE SEEN WITH MY OWN EYES. Seriously, if you don’t do these things, don’t worry. You will be fine. Your residents will love you. Do not claim to be late to rounds because you had a “Cat...
Source: Action Potential - January 26, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Action Potential Tags: Uncategorized 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

What is Depression? Animation Explains
A short, elegant animated video, What is Depression?, describes the common yet serious condition, and the differences between clinical depression and just feeling sad. In a short version of a lesson on TedEd (full lesson available here), Helen M Farrell explains symptoms and treatments of depression, and gives tips for how you might help a friend or family member who is suffering from it. Excellent and helpful video. (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - January 15, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Documentary animation brain depression Helen M Farrell neuroscience psychiatry psychology symptoms TED video Source Type: blogs

Professional and Olympic Athletes Using Platelet Rich Plasma for Joint Pain and Muscle Injuries
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) has been used medically since the late 1990’s. Dentists were the first to use this natural healing mechanism to improve outcomes of dental surgery and tooth extractions. PRP has been used since 2000 for accelerated healing during surgery, following orthopedic, thoracic and cardiac surgical procedures. PRP has found wide use in non-surgical orthopedic treatment of knee and shoulder pain. It can be used for a variety of common sports injuries. Platelet rich plasma can heal injured tendons, ligaments, muscle, cartilage and bone. Major league sports has discovered the incredible natural heal...
Source: Sarasota Neurology - January 12, 2016 Category: Neurology Authors: Dan Kassicieh, D.O. Tags: Back Pain Platelet Rich Plasma Hines Ward injuries joint pain knee pain Major League Baseball NFL olympic orthopedic Pittsburgh Steelers PRP PRP therapy prp therapy sarasota rafael nadal Tiger Woods Source Type: blogs

3 postdoctoral positions at NYU Shanghai
We are pleased to announce that three postdoctoral positions in system, computational and cognitive neuroscience will be available at New York University Shanghai http://shanghai.nyu.edu/research/brain. The positions will be in Shanghai and are expected to start March 1, 2016, each for a two-year term, with the possibility to extend. Focuses of cognitive neuroscience position include but not limited to neural bases of speech and language, decision making and memory. Qualified applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neurolinguistics, Neuroscience, and other relevant quantitative disciplines. Successful candid...
Source: Talking Brains - January 6, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: David Poeppel 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

Pellagra and spinal myoclonus
Park K, Oeda T, Sawada H. A case of alcoholic pellegra encephalopathy presenting with spinal myoclonus.  Neurology Clinical Practice 5; 472-3. The authors present a case of alcoholic pellagra  with confusion and myoclonus responding dramatically to administration of niacin1500 mg per day starting 16 days after admission.  Essential points include: 1. Pellagra is rare in US but not in alcoholics2. Dermatitis may be subtle and not appreciated3.  Thiamine and niacin levels may be normal4.  Thiamine may cause worsening due to increased demand for niacin5.  Myoclonus in context is importa...
Source: neurologyminutiae - January 4, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Scurvy and Neurologic disease
Meisal K, Daggubati S,Josephson SA. .  Scurvy in the 21st century?  Vitamin C deficiency presenting to the neurologist.  Neurol Clin Prac 2015; 5:491-493. Authors present a series of cases with vitamin C deficiency and review some of the neuro manifestations and non neuro manifestations, ; the former are not widely known.   Patients with deficiency were caused by various other causes,including autism, poor status without access to produce, usually rural, were not alcohol users, had measurable low vitamin C levels.  Gingival hyperplasia, rash and bleeding were non neurologic manifestations...
Source: neurologyminutiae - January 4, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Malignant subtypes of Parkinsons
JAMA Neurology august 2015 Importance  There is increasing evidence that Parkinson disease (PD) is heterogeneous in its clinical presentation and prognosis. Defining subtypes of PD is needed to better understand underlying mechanisms, predict disease course, and eventually design more efficient personalized management strategies. Objectives  To identify clinical subtypes of PD, compare the prognosis and progression rate between PD phenotypes, and compare the ability to predict prognosis in our subtypes and those from previously published clustering solutions. Design, Setting, and Participants  Prospective co...
Source: neurologyminutiae - January 4, 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