IV valproate inferior for acute migraine
Friedman BW, Garber L, Yoon A, et al.  Randomized trial of iv valproate vs.metoclopramide v. ketorolac for acute migraine.  Neurology 2014; 82:976-983.   Authors randomized 330 patients in ER to get 1000 mg, 10 mg, or 30 mg of respective drugs above over an iv drip over 15 minutes in a double blind trial.  On the primary measure of pain relief, valproate lost big to the other two drugs.  On secondary measures of needing a rescue medication, iv valproate also lost.   Comment-- great to have this knowledge but the two winning drugs each had relatively low sustained headache relief, 4 v. 1...
Source: neurologyminutiae - April 18, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

High-resolution whole-brain staining for electron microscopic circuit reconstruction
An improved method for preparing mouse brains for electron microscopy allows reliable tracing of neurites and identification of synapses and appears suitable for whole-brain connectomic reconstruction.Full article at Nature Methods (Source: BrainTechSci)
Source: BrainTechSci - April 17, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Visual Cortical Prosthesis with a Geomagnetic Compass Restores Spatial Navigation in Blind Rats
By hooking up the brains of blind rats to compasses, scientists in Japan found the sightless rodents could navigate a maze nearly as well as normally sighted rats. Read more at IEEE Spectrum Online (Source: Neurobot)
Source: Neurobot - April 9, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dimitrios A. Adamos Tags: Stories Bionics Brain Interfaces Source Type: blogs

Last month of general peds as an intern
This is beautiful. I can answer almost all RN questions in satisfying ways that include a confident explanation of the relevant physiology and discharge criteria. On D/C day my scripts are signed, my follow-up appointments are made – and when attendings ask questions I get to answer “Yes, I thought so too, so I already called X and scheduled Y as an outpatient” and see said attending nod happily in approval as they make a little tick mark on their sign-out sheet. Sign-out is quick and painless. I finally understand that when we talk about ‘correction’ insulin it refers to slidin...
Source: Action Potential - April 8, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Action Potential Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

One of my secrets for getting my daily physical exercise
You probably know that I strongly recommend that you spend 10-30 (or more) minutes every day at the brain gym (www.brainhq.com).  For me, that’s 30 minutes spent on my laptop working on my BrainHQ Personal Trainer regimen when I first arrive in the morning at my office—but it could be almost anytime in my daily […]The post One of my secrets for getting my daily physical exercise appeared first on "On the Brain" with Dr. Michael Merzenich. (Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D.)
Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. - April 1, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dr. Merzenich Tags: Aging and the Brain Brain Fitness Brain Plasticity BrainHQ Neuroscience Posit Science Source Type: blogs

GPDS and NCSE
Foreman BM, Chassen J, Abou Khaled K, et al. Generalized periodic discharges in the critically ill:  a case control study of 200 patients.  Neurology 2012; 79:1951-1960   and editorial Jette N, Mosely BD. Generalized periodic discharges : More light shed on the old GPEDs Neurology 2012; 79: 1940-1.   Authors found GPD's in 4.5 % of 3000 patients undergoing cEEG.  These 200 patients  had brain injury (44%), acute systemic illness (38%), cardiac arrest (15%) and epilepsy (3%).    27 % of GPD's had NCSE v. 8 % of controls.  However, GPD's were not associated with convul...
Source: neurologyminutiae - April 1, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Newborn Nursery
… is the closest medicine will ever get to an assembly line. Sure, I have a certain appreciation for how evidence-based newborn medicine is: The NRP algorithm (the process we go through with neonatal resuscitation) is rock-solid. The science is satisfyingly pure physiology. There is no Past Medical History. If the baby so much as blinks at you funny, you simply send it to the NICU for a rule-out sepsis work-up. And the answer to 99% of new parent questions is “Ah, that’s perfectly normal newborn behavior. Your baby’s body is just trying to figure out how to adapt from being in a dark swim...
Source: Action Potential - March 27, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Action Potential Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

code for tpa
If you physically administer tpa; code 37195 If you are present evaluating a acute stroke, bill as highest level code (if you meet all the 'bullet points'). Add a statment "patient is critical and unstable'; document time spent; if it is 30-74 min; add 99291 (Source: neurologyminutiae)
Source: neurologyminutiae - March 25, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis
    Dumont AS, Clark AWm Sevick RJ, Myles ST. Idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis:  A report of two cases and review of the literature.   Background-- Authors note entity was described by Charcot and Joffroy, and that there are three forms:  spinal, intracranial and craniospinal (latter is rarer).    Past cases were often attributed to specific etiologies but most recent cases are idiopathic after investigation.  Authors case 1 underwent 2 surgeries for biopsy/decompression , had persistent pain and numbness, but was non progressive for 15 years after one early relapse.&n...
Source: neurologyminutiae - March 25, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Are Crime and Incarceration Predictable and Preventable?
As an alumnus, I recently read an article published in the Johns Hopkins Magazine written about a part-time faculty member in their distinguished Bloomberg School or Public health, Gerald Eber.  Eber is also an ACLU lawyer whose primary concern has been the health care of Americans in prison.  The medical treatment of prisoners, in Eber’s […]The post Are Crime and Incarceration Predictable and Preventable? appeared first on "On the Brain" with Dr. Michael Merzenich. (Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D.)
Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. - March 24, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dr. Merzenich Tags: Autism Origins, Treatments Brain Fitness Brain Plasticity Brain Science Brain Trauma, Injury BrainHQ Cognitive impairments Neuroscience Posit Science deprivation incarceration prison Source Type: blogs

Chris Borland Chooses Brain Health Over NFL Career
A few days ago, a young linebacker on the San Francisco 49ers, clearly destined to be a star player in the National Football League, hung up his cleats. Chris Borland, a highly honored University of Wisconsin player who had had a wonderful rookie NFL season, decided that the risks for his brain health were just […]The post Chris Borland Chooses Brain Health Over NFL Career appeared first on "On the Brain" with Dr. Michael Merzenich. (Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D.)
Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. - March 17, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dr. Merzenich Tags: Aging and the Brain Brain Fitness Brain Plasticity Brain Science Brain Trauma, Injury BrainHQ Cognitive impairments Neuroscience Posit Science Source Type: blogs

Acetylcholine Release Amps Up Brain’s Plasticity
I met yesterday with a former doctoral student, now a professor at the University of Texas in Dallas, Michael Kilgard. As a research fellow in my UCSF laboratory, Dr. Kilgard studied the conditions under which acetycholine enables brain plasticity—showing among other findings that large scale and highly useful plasticity can be achieved by pairing sensory […]The post Acetylcholine Release Amps Up Brain’s Plasticity appeared first on "On the Brain" with Dr. Michael Merzenich. (Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D.)
Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. - March 5, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dr. Merzenich Tags: Aging and the Brain Alzheimer’s Brain Fitness Brain Plasticity Brain Science BrainHQ Cognitive impairments Neuroscience Posit Science Tinnitus Source Type: blogs

Acetylcholine Release Amps Up Brain ’ s Plasticity
I met yesterday with a former doctoral student, now a professor at the University of Texas in Dallas, Michael Kilgard. As a research fellow in my UCSF laboratory, Dr. Kilgard studied the conditions under which acetycholine enables brain plasticity—showing among other findings that large scale and highly useful plasticity can be achieved by pairing sensory […]The post Acetylcholine Release Amps Up Brain’s Plasticity appeared first on "On the Brain" with Dr. Michael Merzenich. (Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D.)
Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. - March 5, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dr. Merzenich Tags: Aging and the Brain Alzheimer’s Brain Fitness Brain Plasticity Brain Science BrainHQ Cognitive impairments Neuroscience Posit Science Tinnitus Source Type: blogs

Does Insurance Cover Botox Injections for Migraine Headaches?
Unfortunately no insurance company covers Botox therapy for generic headaches. Many will cover Botox for chronic migraines, which have been unresponsive to standard preventative therapies. In 2011, the FDA approved Botox for treating chronic migraines which have been unresponsive to an adequate trial of preventative medications. Preventative medications do not include the use of any narcotic pain killers. Insurance companies have made it difficult for patients to obtain Botox payment authorization, by putting in place numerous qualification barriers – if they cover Botox at all. Insurance compan...
Source: Sarasota Neurology - March 3, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Dan Kassicieh, D.O. Tags: Migraines / Headache Boto for headaches Botox covered by insurance botox for headaches Botox Headaches Insurance Source Type: blogs

FENS Featured Regional Meeting (FFRM) 2015
The Federation of European Neurosciences Societies (FENS) and the National Hellenic, Israeli and Serbian Neuroscience Societies are honoured to announce that the International FENS conference FENS Featured Regional Meeting (FFRM) will take place in Thessaloniki from October 7-10, 2015 at the “Ioannis Vellidis” congress centre. On a biennial basis, the FFRM enables interdisciplinary scientific interaction amongst leading neuroscientists and pioneering scientists of [...] (Source: Neurobot)
Source: Neurobot - March 2, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dimitrios A. Adamos Tags: External announcements Source Type: blogs

Are “Helicopter Parents” Creating a …
One of the negative consequences of our high tech- and fear-dominated modern culture is the systematic withdrawal of children from independent and exploratory play, in natural social and physical environments. Our fear culture frustrates outside, unfettered exploration for the developing child. Parents can be arrested for leaving their children to play on their own, in […]The post Are “Helicopter Parents” Creating a … appeared first on "On the Brain" with Dr. Michael Merzenich. (Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D.)
Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. - February 25, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dr. Merzenich Tags: Brain Plasticity BrainHQ Childhood Learning Cognitive Impairment in Children Cognitive impairments Neuroscience Posit Science brain development free range kids helicopter parents parenting protection safety Source Type: blogs

Are “ Helicopter Parents ” Creating a …
One of the negative consequences of our high tech- and fear-dominated modern culture is the systematic withdrawal of children from independent and exploratory play, in natural social and physical environments. Our fear culture frustrates outside, unfettered exploration for the developing child. Parents can be arrested for leaving their children to play on their own, in […]The post Are “Helicopter Parents” Creating a … appeared first on "On the Brain" with Dr. Michael Merzenich. (Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D.)
Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. - February 25, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dr. Merzenich Tags: Brain Plasticity BrainHQ Childhood Learning Cognitive Impairment in Children Cognitive impairments Neuroscience Posit Science brain development free range kids helicopter parents parenting protection safety Source Type: blogs

Prosthetic Limbs Revisited by DARPA
DARPA’s Revolutionizing Prosthetics program test out early versions of the DEKA Arm System Read more: Dean Kamen’s “Luke Arm” Prosthesis Receives FDA Approval (Source: Neurobot)
Source: Neurobot - February 20, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dimitrios A. Adamos Tags: Stories Bionics neuroprosthetics Source Type: blogs

Neural bionics: hot-wiring the nervous system
Smart neural stimulators that sense and adjust the patient’s treatment in real time. Read online: Smart Neural Stimulators Listen to the Body, IEEE Spectrun Online Hot-wiring the nervous system, IEEE SPECTRUM 02.2015 (Source: Neurobot)
Source: Neurobot - February 18, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dimitrios A. Adamos Tags: Stories Bionics Brain Interfaces Deep Brain Stimulation Source Type: blogs

Research in Maori Community Yields Hope for Huntington’s
I have just returned from a couple weeks in New Zealand, where I am collaborating with Dr. Melanie Cheung and others on a pretty incredible Huntington’s disease project. I am so inspired by what we’re doing there that I wanted to share a bit about it. More than 7,000 of the 4.5 million citizens of […]The post Research in Maori Community Yields Hope for Huntington’s appeared first on "On the Brain" with Dr. Michael Merzenich. (Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D.)
Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. - February 12, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dr. Merzenich Tags: Brain Plasticity Brain Science Cognitive impairments Neuroscience Posit Science HD huntington's maori melanie cheung new zealand Source Type: blogs

Research in Maori Community Yields Hope for Huntington ’ s
I have just returned from a couple weeks in New Zealand, where I am collaborating with Dr. Melanie Cheung and others on a pretty incredible Huntington’s disease project. I am so inspired by what we’re doing there that I wanted to share a bit about it. More than 7,000 of the 4.5 million citizens of […]The post Research in Maori Community Yields Hope for Huntington’s appeared first on "On the Brain" with Dr. Michael Merzenich. (Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D.)
Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. - February 12, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dr. Merzenich Tags: Brain Plasticity Brain Science Cognitive impairments Neuroscience Posit Science HD huntington's maori melanie cheung new zealand Source Type: blogs

Retinal prosthesis at Duke Eye Cente
An Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Device activated as a visual aid to stimulate the brain. Read the full story here (Source: Neurobot)
Source: Neurobot - February 11, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dimitrios A. Adamos Tags: Stories Brain Interfaces Retinal prosthesis Source Type: blogs

PySide Tree Model V: Building trees with QTreeWidget and QStandardItemModel
(Source: Neurochannels)
Source: Neurochannels - February 11, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

PySide Tree Tutorial IV: What next?
(Source: Neurochannels)
Source: Neurochannels - February 9, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

PySide Tree Tutorial IIID: Creating the tree with setupModelData()
(Source: Neurochannels)
Source: Neurochannels - February 7, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

PySide Tree Tutorial IIIC: Index and parent
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Source: Neurochannels - February 5, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

PySide Tree Tutorial IIIB: QAbstractItemModel's API
(Source: Neurochannels)
Source: Neurochannels - February 3, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

PySide Tree Tutorial IIIB: QAbstractItemModel's API
(Source: Neurochannels)
Source: Neurochannels - February 3, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Encephalitis serological evaluation
Hsve Cmv Hiv 1 and 2 Vzv Ebv Toxo Lyme Mycoplasma pn Leptospirosis Legionella Brucellosis Chlamydia Syphilis Aspergillosis (Source: neurologyminutiae)
Source: neurologyminutiae - February 1, 2015 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs

Evolution of the Microbiome – Comparing the Ancestral and Modern Microbiome
We now understand that it’s not just a question of living in a rural versus a urban environment, but we have actually changed our gut bacteria in going from ancient times to more modern times. We now have the tools at our disposal to be able to look at the makeup of the microbiome based on analysis of fossilized stool samples. In a recent study the stool of humans from thousands of years ago was analyzed and it was determined that the microbiomes of our rural ancestors more closely resembles that of modern rural humans as opposed to urban dwellers. The post Evolution of the Microbiome – Comparing the Ancestral ...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - February 1, 2015 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Brain Maker Science Videos microbiome Source Type: blogs

PySide Tree Tutorial IIIA: Introducing the TreeModel class
(Source: Neurochannels)
Source: Neurochannels - February 1, 2015 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs

Sharing The neuroscience of motivated cognition via BrowZine
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Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - January 31, 2015 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs

Gut Bacteria & BDNF
The post Gut Bacteria & BDNF appeared first on David Perlmutter M.D.. (Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN)
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - January 30, 2015 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Brain Maker Exercise Nutrition Science Videos Source Type: blogs

Quick brain teasers to test your cognitive skills…and biases
. If you’re looking for some stimulating, quick mental exercise, try these Brain Teasers To Test Your Cognitive Skills…And Your Cognitive Biases over at The Creativity Post. Once you’re done, you may want to enjoy with these visual brain teasers, and also visit our brain twisters and brain games sec­tion, with plenty of fun (and free) mind games for teens, adults and seniors. Have a nice weekend! (Source: SharpBrains)
Source: SharpBrains - January 30, 2015 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Brain Teasers brain twisters Brain-games cognitive-skills visual brain teasers Source Type: blogs

Against the mind/brain by Fred Cummins
Guest post from Fred Cummins in response to a tweet exchange.----------------------------------------This is a letter to Greg Hickok in response to some recent tweet exchanges that immediately seemed to raise issues that are not resolvable in 140 character snippets. I'm including Andrew Wilson and Sabrina Golonka from Leeds, and Marek McGann from Limerick in the distribution, as I believe we might all have interesting perspectives on the issues at stake.Let's start with this heartfelt tweet from Greg, which I hope represents common ground among all of us:I wonder how much the pace of science would quicken if we could ...
Source: Talking Brains - January 30, 2015 Category: Neurologists Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

PySide Tree Tutorial IID: Adding helper methods to TreeItem
(Source: Neurochannels)
Source: Neurochannels - January 29, 2015 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs

January Update: The Federal Trade Commission orders Focus Education to stop making unsubstantiated brain training claims
. Time for Sharp­Brains’ January e-newsletter, fea­tur­ing a wealth of brain health insights, neu­ro­science research reports, a landmark action by the Federal Trade Commission…and some quick brain teasers. Enjoy! New research: Brain health research study by AARP: Consumers pursue brain training to support a more enjoyable, self-managed life Can self-monitoring help promote academic success, and reduce ADHD symptoms, in college students with ADHD Studies point toward clear benefits to cultivating mindfulness in the workplace In the New Year, toss a coin or tru...
Source: SharpBrains - January 29, 2015 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Brain Teasers Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Technology AARP adhd ADHD-Treatment brain thermometer brain training claims Brain-Fitness Brain-health Brain-Training brain-training-game Brai Source Type: blogs

Gwen F.
I was diagnosed with high cholesterol a couple of years ago, and was put on a statin drug. While I was on it, I was fatigued and “draggy” all the time…I even woke up fatigued!  Anyway, after hearing about the side effects of statins last year, I quit taking it. I changed my diet to vegan, hoping to become healthier and lose some weight. I lost 3 or 4 pounds and that was it. After several months of eating vegan, I had to have my cholesterol and triglyceride levels checked for my health insurance.  Imagine my shock when I was told that my triglyceride level was over 300, and my total cholesterol ...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - January 28, 2015 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Success Fatigue weight loss Source Type: blogs

Leslie T.
I was at a crossroads in my health situation. At 55 years old, I was still able to perform my daily tasks, including caregiving for a head injured foster son who is large. At night though, I could not sleep due to acid reflux, night sweats, anxiety, joint pain, and just general discomfort. I was cranky and angry because of my insulin resistance. My mood swings had my family in discord. In 1989, I had a surgery on an artery in my leg. Doctors told me then that I had an autoimmune disease that affected my tissues. This disease would sometimes flare up and cause extreme bruising. I was foggy minded and my nose ran all th...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - January 28, 2015 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Success Fatigue weight loss Source Type: blogs

Linda T.
I am 52 years old and am currently taking Cymbalta, 30mg for depression. I have been seriously depressed for too long along with severe anxiety. Only one month after becoming gluten free, and reducing my carbohydrate and sugar intake, I am a totally different person. Honestly, it is like night and day. My anxiety has disappeared; I am calm.  I’m not depressed. Instead, I’m feeling good and content. I used to think that I would be on antidepressants forever, but now I feel like there’s hope that one day I won’t need them anymore. -Linda T. The post Linda T. appeared first on David...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - January 28, 2015 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Success Anxiety Depression Source Type: blogs

Janet M.
I began suffering from depression in my mid 20s. This condition affected the path of my life as I was unable to function for months at a time. I was on antidepressants all through my 30s, trying cocktail after cocktail only to suffer terribly from side effects. Towards the end of my 30s I developed a gluten intolerance and tried to avoid gluten (with only moderate success!). I was completely addicted to sugar, gluten and carbs. I was also horribly addicted to sugar. My point is, my carb, gluten and sugar addiction was a long struggle. I read Grain Brain at the beginning of January 2015 and immediately i...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - January 28, 2015 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Success Fatigue Source Type: blogs

Shabd S.
Here in Alaska we watch grizzly bears chow down on blueberries like nobody’s business each fall. I used to wonder how berries could help bears put on fat, as I had thought you needed fat to put on fat! Then the pieces came together! I often forget why I walked into a room, and I experience a triggered memory begin to follow a synaptic path at times to have it disappear into a nebulous nothing. I am not considered overweight, but could feel visceral fat inside after menopause. Now, I am very happy to include plenty of fat in my diet and in even just 5 days, the extra body fat is melting off and I am understanding...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - January 28, 2015 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Success Gluten Sensitivity weight loss Source Type: blogs

Deanna S.
After turning 50 I started “falling apart.” I had already been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and my memory was failing me, even though it had always been sharp. Arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome were increasing and causing me a lot of joint pain. The worst health issue I was experiencing was allergies to everything! Skin sensitivity and eczema had always plagued me, but now my arms would get a pimple or bump and itch like crazy. Gas, bloating and indigestion seemed normal to me. Last October, after eating one of my favorite meals—deep-dish pizza—I cramped up so bad I couldn’t sl...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - January 28, 2015 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Success hypothyroidism Joint Pain weight loss Source Type: blogs

Edd M.
Since reading Grain Brain I have lost 16kgs, gained lean mass, started resistance and conditioning training, and generally had a “lifestyle change” for the better. I found that with previous diets, such as Atkins, I mistakenly ate too much protein and not enough fat, nor was I incorporating exercise. After initially losing a lot of weight, most of it would be put back on once the diet had “finished.” Now I realize that eating and exercise habits need to change if the weight is to stay off for the long-term. Going low-carb for me actually meant I had more energy than before, therefore doing...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - January 28, 2015 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Success weight loss Source Type: blogs

New book on neuroplasticity by Norman Doidge: The Brain’s Way of Healing
Rewired: Learning to tame a noisy brain. (Or, how you can use the power of neuroplasticity) (The Globe and Mail): “His first book popularized the idea that the brain is actually a dynamic, adaptive organ with incredible potential to change. Now, Dr. Norman Doidge is sharing incredible stories of recovery from the sci-fi-like frontier of energy-based therapies… It was Doidge, a psychiatrist and faculty member of both the University of Toronto and Columbia University’s Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, who introduced the lay reader to the revolutionary idea that the brain is not fixed, that ...
Source: SharpBrains - January 28, 2015 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning book brain Brain-Plasticity neuroplasticity neuroplasticity book Norman Doidge book Norman-Doidge The-Brain-That-Changes-Itself Source Type: blogs

PySide Tree Tutorial IIC: Cross-examining simpletreemodel
(Source: Neurochannels)
Source: Neurochannels - January 27, 2015 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs

Study: To help children with ADHD improve academic performance, combine medication AND behavioral treatment
. Academic problems are extremely common in children with ADHD and often the issue that leads to referral for an ADHD evaluation. Unfortunately, the significant academic struggles that many children with ADHD experience can undermine their long-term success in areas that extend far beyond formal schooling. Given these facts, an important question is whether long-term academic functioning in youth with ADHD improves with treatment? Because this is such a fundamentally important question, and ADHD is the most well-researched mental health condition in children, one might think that the answer is clearly established. For a va...
Source: SharpBrains - January 27, 2015 Category: Neurologists Authors: Dr. David Rabiner Tags: Attention and ADD/ADHD Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning academic-performance. ADHD medication treatment ADHD-Treatment behavioral-treatment mental health condition Mental-Health multimodal treatment Source Type: blogs

Hygiene Hypothesis
The post Hygiene Hypothesis appeared first on David Perlmutter M.D.. (Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN)
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - January 27, 2015 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Brain Maker Science Videos Source Type: blogs

Large-scale extraction of brain connectivity from the neuroscientific literature
http://bioinformatics.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/01/19/bioinformatics.btv025 (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - January 26, 2015 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs