""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

" " 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

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

Max Planck Institute: position for Ph.D. candidate in the Neuroscience Department
The Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt am Main is offering a position for a Ph.D. candidate in the Neuroscience Department.The Ph.D. student will be working with Dr. Ed Vessel (Poeppel Department). The Ph.D student will work on projects seeking to understand the neural basis of aesthetic experiences, with a primary focus on understanding visual aesthetic experiences (artwork, architecture, landscapes, etc.) using fMRI. Non-visual domains (e.g. music, literature, or dance) and other methods (EEG, MEG, TMS) may also be explored. The ideal applicant for this position holds an MA, has an excellent recor...
Source: Talking Brains - December 5, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: David Poeppel 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

Brain Scan Knowledge Translation Music Video
“Scan the B-R-A-I-N: How to tell a good from a bad fMRI study” is a fantastic student video about how to tell a good from a bad fMRI study, in an excellent example of knowledge translation (the transfer of knowledge from scientific realm to public audiences). This catchy, stylish music video features the UCL Msc student singing about brain scans, accompanied by slick, high tech neuroscience images. (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - November 29, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: Documentary General Online education brain brain scan criticism fMRI Functional magnetic resonance imaging knowledge translation music music video neuroimaging neuroscience Scientific method student UCL Source Type: blogs

Call for Papers: Translating Research to Practice in the Language Sciences
Special Issue of Translational Issues in Psychological Science (TPS)Submissions accepted from January 15 - March 1, 2016We are encouraging submissions for consideration in a special issue titled “TranslatingResearch to Practice in the Language Sciences” in the innovative journal titled TranslationalIssues in Psychological Science, co-sponsored by the American Psychological Association(APA) and the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS).“Translating Research to Practice in the Language Sciences” is due out in in March of 2017.For this issue, the Editors will consider manuscri...
Source: Talking Brains - November 24, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Multiple Positions in Human Neuroimaging -- UC Riverside
The University of California, Riverside, invites applications for five positions in human neuroimaging at the Assistant & Associate level. Successful candidates will become core faculty in the newly established Human Neuroimaging Center that includes a new Prisma 3T Siemens scanner. We seek applicants with a strong track record of research publications and funding (or funding potential) in basic science and methods of human neuroimaging with one position in each of the following areas: Human Cognitive Neuroscience (speech/language, learning/memory, attention, perceptual systems),  Human Developmental Neuroscience ...
Source: Talking Brains - November 22, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Matlab notes 2015
(Source: Neurochannels)
Source: Neurochannels - November 19, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

*** Celebrating 10 Years of AREADNE Conferences ***
The AREADNE conferences bring scientific leaders from around the world to present their recent findings on the functioning of neuronal ensembles in an informal yet spectacular setting on Santorini. The conference series emphasizes interaction with a size and pace that encourages in-depth discussion. Interested researchers are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract for poster presentation [...] (Source: Neurobot)
Source: Neurobot - November 17, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dimitrios A. Adamos Tags: Stories Brain Research Neural coding Source Type: blogs

Unsupervised, Mobile and Wireless BCIs
Latest trends in Brain Computer Interfaces pave the way for practical devices that patients can use in their homes. Read more at Scientific American here (Source: Neurobot)
Source: Neurobot - November 17, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dimitrios A. Adamos Tags: Stories Brain Interfaces Source Type: blogs

Mirror neurons do not have the right response properties to support action understanding
Ten years ago the action understanding interpretation of monkey mirror neurons was the only game in town.  There really was no other viable account so even if there were problems with the theory (e.g., 8 in particular), it was the best we had.  Now there are alternative explanations.  Cecelia Heyes has argued that they reflect learned sensorimotor associations (that don't support understanding), recent writings of Michael Arbib and separately James Kilner have argued that they fundamentally serve a motor control function but which are used fruitfully to augment perceptual function via predictive coding, and ...
Source: Talking Brains - October 29, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

What does embodied simulation add to understanding?
Observing someone else being touched seems to activate one's own somatosensory cortex (e.g., this report).  It is has been claimed that this effect contributes to action understanding via embodied simulation. Some view this as an example of the "mirror mechanism" by which we understand others by mirroring their experience in our own bodies (or something like that).First note that this touch-based "mirror mechanism" is quite different from so-called motor mirroring. The motor claim is non-trivial: perceptual understanding is not achieved by perceptual systems alone, but must (or can benefit from) in...
Source: Talking Brains - October 28, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok 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

Talking to Kids About a Family Suicide Attempt
An excellent, well-researched and professionally produced video takes on a difficult task: how to talk to kids and teens about a suicide attempt made by a family member or friend. With four scenarios, this video offers advice and examples, with acted-out dialogues. It talks about how to handle discussions differently with kids in three age groups: preschoolers, school-aged children, and teenagers. The web site also offers additional resources and information, such as places to turn in America for more support, including 24/7 helplines. It also offers videos and information broken down by age group instead of the 19 minute ...
Source: Channel N - October 20, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Documentary brain children family psychology suicide support teens veterans video youth Source Type: blogs

The Embodied Cognition Challenge
Typical embodied cognition experiments ask whether low-level sensory or motor information affects performance on this task or that.  The journals are filled with these kinds of experiments.  Some of these effects might even be real.  Assuming some of these effects are indeed real, let's now move on to the next questions: How much of the variance in performance does embodied cognition explain? And can embodied models improve on standard models? I've pointed out previously that embodied effects are small at best. Here's an example--a statistically significant crossover interaction--from a rather high-profile T...
Source: Talking Brains - October 12, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Presidential Lecture by Prof. John Michael O’Keefe @FFRM2015
Opening Ceremony of FENS Featured Regional Meeting 2015 by the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014, Prof. John Michael O’Keefe Lecture Title : Can entorhinal Grid cells provide the metric for the Cognitive Map More details: http://ffrm2015.com/programme/presidentian-lecture (Source: Neurobot)
Source: Neurobot - October 9, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dimitrios A. Adamos Tags: Stories Brain Research Source Type: blogs

Presidential Lecture by Prof. John Michael O ’ Keefe @FFRM2015
Opening Ceremony of FENS Featured Regional Meeting 2015 by the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014, Prof. John Michael O’Keefe Lecture Title : Can entorhinal Grid cells provide the metric for the Cognitive Map More details: http://ffrm2015.com/programme/presidentian-lecture (Source: Neurobot)
Source: Neurobot - October 9, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dimitrios A. Adamos Tags: Stories Brain Research Source Type: blogs

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Neurobiology of Language and Memory, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
The Language, Cognition and Brain Sciences (LCBS) laboratory at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Fellow to contribute to a range of research projects investigating the neurobiology of language in both healthy and language-impaired individuals. Applicants should have completed a PhD or have submitted a PhD for qualification in psychology, linguistics, cognitive neuroscience, speech pathology or an equivalent field, and have proven technical ability with a demonstrated publication track record in diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and functional mag...
Source: Talking Brains - October 7, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

University of California, Irvine Junior Faculty Position in Language Science
The Program in Language Science (http://linguistics.uci.edu) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) is seeking applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position. We seek candidates who combine a strong background in theoretical linguistics and a research focus in one of its sub-areas with computational, psycholinguistic, neurolinguistic, or logical approaches.The successful candidate will interact with a dynamic and growing community in language, speech, and hearing sciences within the Program, the Center for Language Science, the Department of Cognitive Sciences, the Department of Logic and the Phi...
Source: Talking Brains - October 4, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Cognitive/Computational Neuroscience
The Department of Psychology, Rutgers University – New Brunswick, NJ, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Cognitive/Computational Neuroscience. We will consider applicants with a Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Neuroscience or a related field, and a track record of excellence in any sub-area of cognitive/computational neuroscience (such as language, development, perception, decision-making, learning). We particularly welcome applicants whose research combines multiple techniques, e.g. studies of atypical populations, computation...
Source: Talking Brains - October 4, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Tenure-track Open-rank Position in Psycholinguistics Cognitive Science Department, Johns Hopkins University
The Department of Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University seeks to make an open rank, tenure-track faculty appointment in the area of psycholinguistics.  The ideal candidate will have an exceptionally strong record of conducting and directing psycholinguistic research that makes substantive contact with linguistic theory, and integrates experimental and computational methods.  Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the processing of syntax, semantics or pragmatics. Candidates should carry out integrative work in the target area, and have the ability to conduct effective teaching, studen...
Source: Talking Brains - October 4, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Faculty position: Assistant Professor -- University of Delaware
University of Delaware: College of Arts &Sciences: Linguistics and Cognitive ScienceAssistant Professor in Neurolinguistics orPsycholinguisticsLocation: Newark, DEJob Title: Neurolinguist/psycholinguistJob Rank: Assistant ProfessorSpecialty Areas: Neurolinguistics, PsycholinguisticsDescription:College of Arts & Sciences,Department of Linguistics and Cognitive ScienceTenure-track Faculty Position in Neurolinguistics or PsycholinguisticsThe University of Delaware Department of Linguistics and CognitiveScience invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position inNeurolinguistics or Psycholinguistics at the ra...
Source: Talking Brains - October 4, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Thoughts From The NICU, PICU, and Nephrology:
The parking garage elevator at 6:05am is a comforting Who’s Who of other residents who don’t have their shit together. Strive to write the kind of H&P that, years from now, will still be worth blatantly copying. The NICU is the perfect place for people who want to spend their day doing only 1 thing really well. The PICU is the perfect place for people who want to spend their day bitching about the ineptitude of the floor teams. The secret to a successful intubation: More anterior than that. Keep going. Keep going. Goddamnit, AS ANTERIOR AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE. There. “So, wie es ist, bleib...
Source: Action Potential - October 3, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Action Potential Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Suicide & Depression: A Matter of Laugh or Death
An uplifting TEDx talk by comedian Frank King on the subject of depression and suicide. A mixture of tragic topics and funny language makes the oft-taboo subject more palatable. A well done, short talk about what the issues are and how to assist someone who is suicidal. Learn to give voice to your feelings, and help others. (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - September 25, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Funny Lecture brain comedy depression emotions Frank King prevention psychology suicide TED video Source Type: blogs

Suicide & Depression: A Matter of Laugh or Death
An uplifting TEDx talk by comedian Frank King on the subject of depression and suicide. A mixture of tragic topics and funny language makes the oft-taboo subject more palatable. A well done, short talk about what the issues are and how to assist someone who is suicidal. Learn to give voice to your feelings, and help others. (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - September 25, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Funny Lecture brain comedy depression emotions Frank King prevention psychology suicide TED video 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

" 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

Post-Partum Disorders in African-American Women
A new partnership of the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) have partnered with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (DST) to create the Mental Health Across the Lifespan Initiative for African-American women. This video is part of a collection of resources, discussing mental health across the lifespan but in particular post-partum depression and post-partum psychosis. Learn more about the initiative and its resources here. (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - August 27, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Documentary General african-american depression lifespan mood disorders post-partum depression postpartum psychiatry psychology psychosis women 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

Drug choices for juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
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Source: neurologyminutiae - August 21, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

AED's and psychiatric function
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Source: neurologyminutiae - August 21, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

AED's and psychiatric function
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 " )); Psychiatric function worse: levetiracetam topiramate zonisamide tiagabine phenobarbital periampanel psychiatric function better carbamazepine valproic acid lamotrigine var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker( " UA-3639768-12 " ); pageTracker._initData(); pageTracker._trackPageview(); pregabalin (Source: neurologyminutiae)
Source: neurologyminutiae - August 21, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

AED's compared head to head to standard therapy eg. carbamazepine
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Source: neurologyminutiae - August 21, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

AED's compared head to head to standard therapy eg. carbamazepine
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Source: neurologyminutiae - August 21, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Enzyme inducers-- 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")); enzyme inducers adverse effects (partial) include1.  decrease efficacy of oral contraception2.  osteomalacia3.  halve dose of many drugs, rendering them ineffective; this includes chemotherapeutic agents for children having CLL who have greater mortality on these drugs4.  increase cholesterol5.  Decrease testicular sizevar pageTracker...
Source: neurologyminutiae - August 21, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Narrow and broad spectrum antiepileptic drugs
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Source: neurologyminutiae - August 21, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

New Epilepsy classification
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Source: neurologyminutiae - August 21, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

File Under “Med School Never Taught Me This”
So I’m getting an admit with a complicated history, right? One of those “__ year old male with h/o X, Y, and Z now s/p M complicated by A, B, and C with resulting D requiring M which is now s/p revision of X with resulting D who is now presenting with chief complaint of C ” patients. Anyway, so that was fine. I have clinical skills. First things first – I carefully considered the most likely causes of C based on my extensive education in pathophysiology and instinctively deduced AHAHAHAHAHA aaaaah, haha nope. sorry, can’t take myself seriously there. Yeah, no, first things first – I...
Source: Action Potential - June 25, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Action Potential Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Platelet Rich Plasma PRP Therapy in Sarasota Florida for Joint and Foot Pain
Platelet Rich Plasma PRP Therapy in Sarasota Fl for Joint and Foot Pain Patients are being treated currently at Sarasota Neurology with PRP (platelet rich plasma) for a wide variety of joint pain and other pain issues. Among the more common uses for PRP are knee pain, shoulder pain and other painful conditions such as plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, some types of low back pain. PRP can also be used in patients that have residual joint pain from having had orthopedic arthroscopic knee or shoulder surgery. PRP works to heal painful joints by using the patients’ own natural healing mechanism. The injured or damaged ti...
Source: Sarasota Neurology - May 28, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Dan Kassicieh, D.O. Tags: Back Pain Platelet Rich Plasma foot pain natural healing foot pain plantar fasciitis platelet rich plasma therapy sarasota florida prp sarasota florida Source Type: blogs

The NICU: My Own Personal Hell Is Repetitively Stabbing Babies.
It’s sort of the exact opposite reason of why I went into pediatrics in the first place. Because I like babies, damnit. I especially like babies who keep their blood inside their bodies. … unless I need said blood, in which case I like just clicking on a “lab draw” order, pretending the Magical Blood Fairy shows up and waves a magic wand, and – poof! – the results magically pop up in the EMR. But my faith has been shaken: it’s hard to believe in the Magical Blood Fairy when you’re staring at your hand holding a needle the size of an invisible artery. It’s alm...
Source: Action Potential - May 26, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Action Potential Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

My Old Nemesis, The NICU: Part III
“Hi. I’m the new very, very late intern. Where should I be?” I just didn’t want to get yelled at. I knew I could make it through the day if the attendings and NPs were just politely irritated with me, but if I got outright YELLED at I’d definitely start crying -, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned neonatologists have in common with surgeons, it’s absolutely zero tolerance for clinician breakdowns. So that was going to be my order of priorities: #1, Absolutely no crying, and #2 demonstrate that, on the plus side, I’ve already had the month of hell...
Source: Action Potential - May 13, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Action Potential Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

My old nemesis, the NICU: Part II
So we’ve established that my NICU Sub-internship as an M4 left me with nothing but the strong, permanently ingrained sense that “this hell had damned well better be worth it”. And it sort of was, in that I came to the NICU rotation as an intern already knowing all the lingo and TPN calculations. Which is half the battle! On top of that, I spent the weekend reviewing all the popular pimp questions, making flashcards, and preparing myself for battle. I was ready. I was going to show those goddamned former residents that this former-M4 was, in fact, perfectly capable of being a NICU superstar and permanently...
Source: Action Potential - May 8, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Action Potential Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

NeuroElectro: organizing information on cellular neurophysiology
NeuroElectro is a framework for organizing information on the cellular neurophysiology of different neuron types. Its goal is to extract information about the electrophysiological properties (e.g. resting membrane potentials and membrane time constants) of diverse neuron types from the existing literature and place it into a centralized database. Read more: http://www.neuroelectro.org (Source: Neurobot)
Source: Neurobot - May 7, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dimitrios A. Adamos Tags: Software Modelling Neural coding Neurophysiology Source Type: blogs

My old nemesis, the NICU: A flashback (Part I)
Some of you might remember the many subdued, nuanced posts I made in 2013 about how my NICU sub-internship made me want to quit medicine, quit life, become a hobo who hops trains for a living and never have to calculate a TFL or realize I forgot to write down a UOP or adjust 42 meds for the brand-new weight of +5 grams ever again so help me god. But more likely none of you remember these NICU sub-I posts because, in looking back to link to them, I realize I must have deleted them all in a fit of self-awareness. Regardless, it was in 2013 – and lucky for you I lack that same sense of self-aware pr...
Source: Action Potential - May 6, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Action Potential Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Human to human interface demo: how to control someone else’s arm with your brain
Greg Gage uses a simple, inexpensive neuroscience DIY kit to take away the free will of an audience member. More: http://www.ted.com/talks/greg_gage_how_to_control_someone_else_s_arm_with_your_brain (Source: Neurobot)
Source: Neurobot - May 4, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dimitrios A. Adamos Tags: Stories Brain Interfaces human to human interface Source Type: blogs

Human to human interface demo: how to control someone else ’ s arm with your brain
Greg Gage uses a simple, inexpensive neuroscience DIY kit to take away the free will of an audience member. More: http://www.ted.com/talks/greg_gage_how_to_control_someone_else_s_arm_with_your_brain (Source: Neurobot)
Source: Neurobot - May 4, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dimitrios A. Adamos Tags: Stories Brain Interfaces human to human interface Source Type: blogs

Final call for abstracts – FENS Featured Regional Meeting 2015
This is the final call for abstracts for the 2015 FENS Featured Regional Meeting. The final abstract submission deadline of Friday, May 15, 2015 is approaching! We invite you to participate by submitting your abstracts for poster presentation. For details on the abstract submission process, and to review the submission guidelines, please visit http://www.ffrm2015.com/abstracts. Meetings’ [...] (Source: Neurobot)
Source: Neurobot - April 30, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dimitrios A. Adamos Tags: External announcements Source Type: blogs

Final call for abstracts – FENS Featured Regional Meeting 2015
This is the final call for abstracts for the 2015 FENS Featured Regional Meeting. The final abstract submission deadline of Friday, May 15, 2015 is approaching! We invite you to participate by submitting your abstracts for poster presentation. For details on the abstract submission process, and to review the submission guidelines, please visit http://www.ffrm2015.com/abstracts. Meetings’ [...] (Source: Neurobot)
Source: Neurobot - April 30, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dimitrios A. Adamos Tags: External announcements Source Type: blogs

Sports scouting goes EEG
A kickstarter campaign towards the neural assessment of baseball hit decisions has just launched. PC and mobile apps will offer an interface to compare the user’s performance to that of professional/collegiate players. Read more: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1662440606/decervoprofile2015-baseball-neural-precision/ (Source: Neurobot)
Source: Neurobot - April 23, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dimitrios A. Adamos Tags: Stories Brain Interfaces EEG Source Type: blogs