Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
The Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS) invites applications for atenure-track Assistant Professor position in cognitive neuroscience beginning July 1, 2015. Allcandidates utilizing methodological approaches such as neuroimaging to address basic questions in anyarea of cognitive neuroscience will be considered. Exceptional candidates whose research addressestopics relevant to psychiatric disorders are particularly encouraged to apply. This appointment will bemade in conjunction with the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (DPHB) and theinterdepartmental Brown Institute for Brain S...
Source: Talking Brains - August 21, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs
Skool Nerse time
This is Mrs. Grumpy.School is starting soon, and, as your school nurse, I'd like to offer some tips to help make this a better year for all of us.1. I'm happy to handle your child's medications. That's part of what I do. Please be sure to bring them in with useful instructions. DO NOT drop them off outside my office door after I've left, or hang them in a grocery bag on the school's front gate overnight. Have you people seen the kind of neighborhood Douglas C. Kenney Elementary school is in? Billy's bottle of Adderall is worth a lot of money here, and likely made some junkie very happy. Can't imagine how you explained that...
Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House - August 21, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Grumpy, M.D. Source Type: blogs
Podcast: Botox Injections for Medical Conditions
In this episode of the Sarasota Neurology Podcast, Dr. Kassicieh, a recognized expert in clinical Botox, provides an overview of current techniques for treating dystonia, muscle spasm (which may be associated with pain), spasticity from stroke or brain injury with Botox. Share url : embed : × ...
Source: Sarasota Neurology - August 20, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Dan Kassicieh, D.O. Tags: Botox Movement Disorders Pain Podcast Stroke Botox injections cerebral clinical dystonia FDA headaches migraine spasm spinal cord Source Type: blogs
Study: Use of methylphenidate-based ADHD medication increases the risk of heart problems
ADHD medication enhances the risk of heart problems in children (Science Nordic): “The risk of developing heart problems is twice as big for children taking medicine for Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) when compared to children not receiving the medicine…The study builds on data from 714,000 children born in 1990–1999…The study covered nearly all types of ADHD medicine. Methylphenidate-based medications account for 98 per cent of treatments. This group of medication is sold under the brands Concerta, Methylin, Ritalin, Equasym XL, Motiron and Medikinet… To make sure that the...
Source: SharpBrains - August 20, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Attention and ADD/ADHD Health & Wellness ADHD-diagnosis ADHD-medication cardiovascular Concerta Equasym XL heart problems Medikinet Methylin methylphenidate Motiron Ritalin Source Type: blogs
Article: Targeted brain training may help you multitask better - more on attentional control
Targeted brain training may help you multitask betterhttp://www.psypost.org/2014/08/targeted-brain-training-may-help-multitask-better-27502Sent via Flip boardConsistent with the research in this article, have proposed that the training of attentional control (aka, controlled attention) may hold "one" (of multiple) keys to why some brain training programs may be effective.You can find a MindHub Pub white paper where I lay out this information here. http://www.iapsych.com/articles/mindhubpub2.pdfAlso, other AC related posts at the Brain Clock blog can be found at the following two links. Sorry for the ...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - August 20, 2014 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs
Post-Doc position, Sleep and Cognition Lab, UC Riverside
The Sleep and Cognition (SaC) Lab of the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside has an open position for a postdoc researcher. This researcher will be investigating mechanisms of memory encoding, consolidation, and retrieval by using event-related potential (ERP/EEG) during waking and sleep. Successful candidates should have experience in memory research and EEG methodologies, as well as programming skills. Experience in sleep research is not essential. Position is available immediately. Researchers must possess a doctoral degree. The University of California offers excellent benefits. Salary i...
Source: Talking Brains - August 20, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs
Dr. Grumpy: "So, how are you doing with the new medication?"Mr. Noventa: "It's awful! It isn't helping my symptoms, and hurts my stomach. It also makes me sleepy all the time, I can't concentrate, and I think it's thinning my hair."Dr. Grumpy: "Okay, then why don't you stop it, and we'll try switching you to..."Mr. Noventa: "I'd rather continue it, because I just bought a 90 day supply." (Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House)
Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House - August 20, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Grumpy, M.D. Source Type: blogs
Event, webcast today focused on ethics of cognitive enhancement and neurotechnology
Heads-up: The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues is hosting and live-streaming a great day-long event today, August 20th, including forward-looking discussions such as “Ethical Considerations in Cognitive Enhancement” and “Direct-to-Consumer Neurotechnology.” Agenda: Here Live webcast: Here About the Commission: The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (the Bioethics Commission) is an advisory panel of the nation’s leaders in medicine, science, ethics, religion, law, and engineering. The Bioethics Commission advises the President on bioethic...
Source: SharpBrains - August 19, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Health & Wellness bioethical cognitive-enhancement Direct-to-Consumer Neurotechnology Source Type: blogs
CoQ10: Powerful Supplement for Health
Discussion of the Evidence, Scope, Benefits and Risk. Please take a look at this discussion as I’m certain it will help answer some important questions. In addition, some very informative research about coenzyme Q10 can be found in the science section of our website. Coenzyme Q10 is one of the most fundamentally important nutritional supplements I recommend and use in my clinical practice not just for patients with heart disease, but to support brain health and general health as well. We generally recommend 100mg daily, and 200mg daily for those on statins, beta-blockers, or tricyclic antidepressants. The post CoQ10:...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - August 19, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Science Supplements beta-blockers blood pressure Cardiovascular disease Cholesterol CoQ10 heart lipitor migraines Statins toprol zocor Source Type: blogs
Mirror neurons may have been inadvertently trained into laboratory macaques
Even though there is a growing consensus that mirror neurons are not the basis of action understanding (or language, theory of mind, autism, etc.), the question remains, What are mirror neurons doing? There are now a couple of good theories. One is the idea promoted by Cecelia Heyes that observation of self-action results in an association between executed and observed actions, which is then generalized to others' actions. Another is the view proposed by Michael Arbib that mirror neurons start out as part of a motor control circuit, providing visual feedback on ongoing actions and then later get recru...
Source: Talking Brains - August 19, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs
Mary: "Dr. Grumpy's office, this is Mary."Mr. Cheech: "Hi, I need to make an appointment with Dr. Grumpy."Mary: "Okay, we can see you on..."Mr. Cheech: "I don't have insurance. Does he accept other forms of payment?"Mary: "Well, we take MasterCard, Visa, AMEX..."Mr. Cheech: "No, I mean, like, in trade? I grow pot in my shed, and can give you some buds."Mary: "No, we don't accept payment of that sort."Mr. Cheech: "It's really high quality, organic. I don't use pesticides or any of that shit." (Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House)
Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House - August 19, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Grumpy, M.D. Source Type: blogs
Challenging the outdated “fixed brain” dogma, the cognitive training market keeps growing
This Man’s Brain Recovery Has Baffled Scientists And Provided Hope For Others (The Telegraph): “…The odds of surviving a coma are notoriously hard to predict, brain injury being the most complex of problems afflicting the most complex organ in the body…In Lewis’s case, it took a village to rebuild his mind – in his talks he attributes his progress to issues as disparate as circulation and jaw alignment. But he owes much of it to Dr Lois Provda, an educational therapist in West Hollywood – not a ground-breaking scientist, or prize-winning researcher, just a conscientious practitio...
Source: SharpBrains - August 18, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness brain training industry brain-injury Brain-Training cogmed cognitive training market cognitive-reserve Cognitive-Training coma educational therapist Lumosity market-research neuroscience m Source Type: blogs
Dear Mrs. Patient,I'm glad you're feeling better. It was nice of you to send me a thank you card. I actually treasure notes like yours, and keep them in (as my friend Amanda Brown calls it) the "I don't suck box." On really bad days I read stuff from it for solace, and to reassure myself that I really am doing my best, and some people appreciate that.BUT I must admit, none of the notes I've previously received, in 15 years of doing this, came on a card with a picture quite like yours: (Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House)
Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House - August 18, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Grumpy, M.D. Source Type: blogs
But… it’s Gluten Free?
I frequently hear from patients and friends that they are surprised they aren’t losing weight even though they’ve “gone gluten-free.” It’s at that point that I ask for a little bit of clarification in terms of what they think being gluten-free really means. I often learn, surprisingly, that people often say that they only shop from the gluten-free aisle in the grocery store as if that’s some kind of feather in their cap. Many grocery stores do in fact have gluten-free sections. And what is so disenchanting is the realization that what they are selling includes gluten-free pastas, cakes, ...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - August 17, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Nutrition Videos blood sugar Gluten gluten free high-carb Source Type: blogs
4 Reasons Why Kale is a True Superfood
By: Austin Perlmutter, Medical Student, Miller School of Medicine When it comes to healthy vegetables, kale may be among the best. Packing a powerful punch of antioxidants, nutrients and excellent digestive support, its role in optimal wellness is tough to dispute. For anyone still undecided, here are the top 4 reasons to make kale a part of your life. Kale is jam-packed with vitamins. Eating one cup of chopped kale gets you over 200% of your daily value of vitamin A, 134% of your daily value for vitamin C, and almost 700% of your daily value for vitamin K! In addition, kale contains important minerals like mang...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - August 14, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Nutrition antioxidants fiber kale Omega-3 Pesto vitamin a vitamin c vitamin k Source Type: blogs
IBM hits a new neuro-inspired computing milestone
Inspired by the brain’s structure, IBM and Cornell University researchers have developed an efficient, scalable, and flexible non–von Neumann architecture in a 5.4-billion-transistor chip with 4096 neurosynaptic cores interconnected via an intrachip network that integrates 1 million programmable spiking neurons and 256 million configurable synapses. You may reach the details in the following publications: Paul [...] (Source: Neurobot)
Source: Neurobot - August 14, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Dimitrios A. Adamos Tags: Stories Brain Interfaces Brain-inspired Computing Neuro-inspired Computing Source Type: blogs
Upcoming Event: BPS Division of Neuropsychology Annual Conference (November 2014, London)
The British Psychological Society Division of Neuropsychology will hold its annual conference on the 28th of November in London. Here is the conference webpage: webpagePrior to the conference, they will hold their first half-day pre-conference workshop. The workshop, about Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - will be held on the 27th. (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - August 12, 2014 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs
UC Irvine - Dept of Cog Sci - Associate or Full Professor - Computational Neuroscience
RECRUITMENT PERIODOpen Jul 25, 2014 through Nov 15, 2014If you apply to this recruitment by Nov 15, 2014, you will have until Nov 30, 2014 to complete your application.DESCRIPTIONThe Department of Cognitive Sciences (www.cogsci.uci.edu) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) invites applications for a faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level. We are especially interested in candidates who use mathematical, computational, or robotics approaches to study the neural basis of cognition in any of these areas: (1) vision, hearing, and attention; (2) memory and decision-making; (3) learning and development...
Source: Talking Brains - August 12, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs
Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Developmental Neuroscience - CMU
Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Developmental Neuroscience The Department of Psychology and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) at Carnegie Mellon University seek to fill a tenure-track faculty position in developmental neuroscience at the assistant professor level. The position is funded by a generous gift from Ronald J. and Mary Ann Zdrojkowski as a Career Development Chair to attract young researchers to further our understanding of how humans develop. A successful candidate will be committed to high-quality teaching and should have a research background that includes core areas within cogniti...
Source: Talking Brains - August 11, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs
Glasgow Coma Scale, 40 Years On
Dr. Graham Teasdale speaks with The Lancet about his Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) forty years after he and his colleagues introduced it. Available here at: Lancet podcast. (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - August 8, 2014 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs
How useful is neural oscillation entrainment?
I've been struggling with this question for a while. I haven't looked at it deeply. It's more like a nagging ache that I've been meaning to examine closely at some point. Here's the basic observation/idea in the auditory domain: -Observation #1: Neural oscillations tend to entrain in the phase of their response to periodic stimuli.-Observation #2: Many natural sounds, such as speech, are quasi periodic.-The Claim: Oscillation entrainment facilitates perception by synching periods of maximal neural sensitivity to temporal windows in the stimulus stream that contain the most useful information.I like this i...
Source: Talking Brains - August 8, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs
Back Pain Doctor Sarasota Fl
Failed back syndrome, or lumbar post-laminectomy syndrome, is the term given to patients who have had back surgery for back pain, but continue to have pain after surgery. Even worse, their back pain can be worse after the surgery. The main problem is the fact that low back pain is not an indication for back surgery – any more than neck pain is an indication for neck surgery (failed neck surgery: cervical post-laminectomy syndrome). Surgery done for the sole purpose of relieving neck or back pain is doomed to failure. Many spine surgeons make the false assumption that if a patient has back pain and there is a spine MR...
Source: Sarasota Neurology - August 7, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Dan Kassicieh, D.O. Tags: Back Pain Platelet Rich Plasma Back Pain Doctors Back Pain Specialist joint pain Sarasota Neurology Surgery Source Type: blogs
Transcranial stimulation of the developing brain: a plea for extreme caution
An opinion study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience that focuses on the risk assessment of translating brain stimulation procedures to pediatric cases. By NJ Davis, Department of Psychology, Swansea University, Swansea, UK You may read the full article here Related work: “Non-invasive” brain stimulation is not non-invasive (Source: Neurobot)
Source: Neurobot - August 7, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Dimitrios A. Adamos Tags: Documentation neuroethics tCS TMS transcranial direct current stimulation Source Type: blogs
New Eye Test Can Detect Early Alzheimer’s
I wrote recently about some things that can increase or decrease amyloid beta protein in the body, and how the protein plays a role in Alzheimer’s disease. Now, scientists are working on an eye test that scans for amyloid beta deposits in the retina as a way to detect early Alzheimer’s. The research is still […]The post New Eye Test Can Detect Early Alzheimer’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. - August 6, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Dr. Merzenich Tags: Aging and the Brain Alzheimer’s Brain Science BrainHQ Neuroscience Posit Science Scientific Learning Source Type: blogs
Highlights from a talk by Larry Young about the brain chemistry of love. From bonded-for-life prairie voles to human partnerships, chemistry plays a role in romantic attraction and staying with a mate. Lessons from research into the science of love may be useful for other applications in psychiatric conditions, including autism spectrum disorders. An animated short excerpt from a presentation at the Brain Matters! conference held in Vancouver, BC in March, 2014. (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - August 6, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Lecture autism brain Love neuroscience psychiatry research video Source Type: blogs
Never confuse a statistically reliable behavioral effect with cognitive/computational relevance
There are plenty of example of statistically reliable effects in the embodied cognition literature. Stimulation of motor speech areas modulate performance on speech perception tasks; reading sentences about closing drawers makes one faster in generating pushing movements; [insert favorite result here]. Let's assume all of these effects replicate. I have no particular reason to doubt them.I do have a problem with the knee jerk interpretations though. Motor stimulation modulates speech perception, therefore, the motor system is critical for speech perception. Comprehending sentences about pushing faci...
Source: Talking Brains - August 6, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs
Myth of Mirror Neurons comment forum
Now that the Myth of Mirror Neurons is starting to ship, I'd like to hear your thoughts. Use the comment box on this post to ask questions, correct my errors, provide counterpoints, or whatever.-greg (Source: Talking Brains)
Source: Talking Brains - August 5, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs
Dual streams in audition -- in case you thought the idea is derivative of Ungerleider and Mishkin
Ungerleider and Mishkin often get the credit for originating dual stream sensory processing models. But, despite the critical importance of their contributions, the idea that the visual system is computationally bifurcated was well established by the time Ungerleider and Mishkin published their hugely influential chapter on the “Two Cortical Visual Systems” in 1982. They write,It has been our working hypothesis (Mishkin 1972; Pohl 1973) that the ventral or occipitotemporal pathway is specialized for object perception (identifying what an object is) whereas the dorsal or occipitoparietal pathway is special...
Source: Talking Brains - August 4, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs
Word retrieval/access--let kids use their hands to gesture
Interesting study that suggests, as per the Lexical Retrieval Hypothesis, that the use of motoric gestures during speech facilitates word access/retrieval in kids.Click on images to enlarge- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - August 3, 2014 Category: Neurologists Tags: Gc Glr language lexical access speech Source Type: blogs
Does Head Start improve g (general intelligence) or just unique subtest variance?
Interesting meta-analysis of Head Start IQ studies that suggests that improvements in IQ scores in Head Start evaluation programs are not due to changes in general intelligence (g), but are more due to short-term and transient changes to unique, specific abilities of subtests in IQ tests.Click on images to enlarge- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - August 3, 2014 Category: Neurologists Tags: Flynn effect g general intelligence Head Start interventions Source Type: blogs
Run, Run, Away
All right, gang. With only a few weeks left before the kids head back to school, it's time for the annual Grumpy family Summer vacation. So we're loading up the minivan and adding pontoons for a 5000 mile drive.I may post infrequently over the next 2 weeks, as time allows, but will return to my regular schedule in 2 weeks. (Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House)
Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House - August 3, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Grumpy, M.D. Source Type: blogs
The fourth brain myth
My NYT OpEd piece on brain myths originally included four: two old, one that has just recently taken hold (mirror neurons) and a fourth that is in the earliest stages of the neuromyth life cycle. This fourth myth didn't make the editorial cut due to an 800 space limit. But through the magic of blogging, here it is. Another 21st century neuromyth is just now being born, the idea that if neuroscientists can map the structure of the brain, from micro to macro circuit, we will achieve a complete understanding of the mind. The data around which this infant myth is coalescing is the flurry of technological ac...
Source: Talking Brains - August 2, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs
Check out the home for Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman. The Imagination Institute. They currently have an open RFP grant competition in process.http://imagination-institute.org/ (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - August 1, 2014 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs
How to incorporate mindfulness into psychotherapy
Mindfulness is good for you. In thousands of studies, moment-to-moment, non-judgmental attention has been shown to improve well-being, strengthen relationships, increase focus and attention, and even boost our immune systems. So it’s no surprise that therapists have taken an interest in using mindfulness with their patients. The potential for benefit is clearly great. But how can therapists actually incorporate mindfulness into their practice? And, is it always helpful to patients? To get answers to these questions, look no further than Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy (Febr...
Source: SharpBrains - August 1, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Greater Good Magazine Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness acceptance book concentration meditation mindfulness open monitoring Psychotherapy therapeutic Source Type: blogs
Dr. Grumpy: "Any other major health issues?"Mr. Durante: "I sneeze once a day, sometimes twice." (Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House)
Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House - August 1, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Grumpy, M.D. Source Type: blogs
WJ IV update: WJ IV g-scores (GIA,BIA,Gf-Gc composite) correlations with WISC-IV/WAIS-IV FS and GAI IQ scores
In the WJ IV technical manual (McGrew, LaForte, Schrank, 2014) concurrent validity results are presented for the WJ IV COG with the WISC-IV and WAIS-IV (click here for WJ IV COG overview and select correlation information from tech. manual).A number of psychologists have asked about correlations between the primary WJ IV COG g-scores and the Wechsler General Ability Index (GAI). They are not presented in the technical manual. I have now computed those correlations, as well as a few others with the Wechsler GAI, and they are now part of the SlideShare at the link above and are also reported below. Click on...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - July 31, 2014 Category: Neurologists Tags: WAIS-IV Wechsler batteries WISC-IV WJ IV WJ IV EWOK WJ IV slideshows Source Type: blogs
Article: Wooden Brain
Wooden Brainhttps://neil.fraser.name/news/2008/01/04/Sent via Flipboard (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - July 31, 2014 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs
Article: Assessing Intellectual Functioning and Adaptive Behavior
Assessing Intellectual Functioning and Adaptive Behaviorhttp://aaidd.org/education/education-archive/2014/07/10/assessing-intellectual-functioning-and-adaptive-behavior#.U9os5WNCwjqSent via Flipboard (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - July 31, 2014 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs
Update: Test your stress level with this fun brain teaser
— Time for SharpBrains’ July 2014 e-newsletter, featuring a wealth of thought-provoking insights, science reports…and this fun brain teaser to determine your stress level. New thinking: Why “disorders of the brain” deserve at least equal attention as cardiovascular diseases and cancer Preliminary Agenda of the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th) Debunking Myers-Briggs personality test How to remember what you read New tools: Upgrading Education and Health in light of Neuroscience: The Frontier of Gaming? Study: Neurofeedback treatment f...
Source: SharpBrains - July 31, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Brain Teasers Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Monthly eNewsletter alternative ADHD treatments Alzheimer's disease prevention Brain-Fitness cognitive-bias corporate brain wellness delay Alzheimer's Source Type: blogs
IQs Corner landmark: 1 Million page views - Thanks to all
Approximately 9 years and 5 months ago I made my first post at this blog, IQs Corner. It was a whim...I wanted to experiment with this new medium. I was hooked as I now have three different professional blogs (see MindHub for info).Sometime today some visitor unlocked the 1 millionth page view! Hard to believe. I want to thank all visitors who have supported this blog via regular visits. This has been a real labor of love.- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - July 31, 2014 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs
Off task: Does Facebook make you lonely? Or, are lonely people drawn to Facebook
Interesting meta-analysis that is not a typical topic for this blog.Click on images to enlarge.- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - July 31, 2014 Category: Neurologists Tags: Facebook Source Type: blogs
It was the early 1970's. I don't remember the man's name. Maybe I never knew it.My Dad didn't know it either, but he helped him.Dad was downtown, driving home from his law practice one afternoon. I don't remember the time of year.He was stopped at a red light while people crossed in front of his car. One was an elderly man with a cane. One of his legs was shorter than the other, and so he had a shoe with a platform bottom on that side to support him.As he hobbled across the street, he tripped and fell, landing on his chest. The cane went flying, and he was unable to get back up. While he struggled to get to his feet the ty...
Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House - July 31, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Grumpy, M.D. Source Type: blogs
Article: What percentage of your brain do you use? - Richard E. Cytowic - YouTube
What percentage of your brain do you use? - Richard E. Cytowic - YouTubehttp://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5NubJ2ThK_USent via Flipboard (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - July 30, 2014 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs
Study: To fight dementia, fight depression and stress
“Studies have shown that people with symptoms of depression are more likely to develop dementia, but we haven’t known how the relationship works,” said study author Robert S. Wilson, PhD, with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. “Is the depression a consequence of the dementia? Do both problems develop from the same underlying problems in the brain? Or does the relationship of depression with dementia have nothing to do with dementia-related pathology?”… “These findings are exciting because they suggest depression truly is a risk factor for dementia, and if we can target an...
Source: SharpBrains - July 30, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness dementia depression fight dementia fight depression memory abilities thinking abilities treatment Source Type: blogs
News: Launch of Brain Start-up Challenge on August 1st
Dear SharpBrains community, We have read Alvaro Fernandez’s publication regarding the BRAIN Initiative in Venture Beat and thought our first-of-a-kind Brain Start-up Challenge would be of interest to many of you. To provide some background, the National Institutes of Health, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Advancing Innovation and the Heritage Provider Network, have partnered to create a “first of a kind” Brain Challenge. The Challenge will feature 20 rigorously selected brain related inventions that have commercial viability and are important to public health. The primary goal of th...
Source: SharpBrains - July 30, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Rosemarie Truman Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology brain Center for Disease Control and Prevention innovation National-Institutes-of-Health public-health start-up Source Type: blogs
Everything I ever needed to know I learned from Wernicke
Well, not quite, but here's an interesting quote from Wernicke 1874, as translated by Eggert 1977, that foreshadows much current work on sensorimotor control for speech production:Observations of daily speech usage and the process of speech development indicates [sic] the presence of an unconscious, repeated activation and simultaneous mental reverberation of the acoustic image which exercises a continuous monitoring of the motor images. [...This sensory-motor pathway] whose thousandfold use [during development] maintains a continuing significant control over the choice of the correct motor image. […] Apart from imp...
Source: Talking Brains - July 30, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs
Annie: "Dr. Grumpy's office, this is Annie."Mr. Blood: "Hi, I have a question about the labs Dr. Grumpy ordered."Annie: "Sure, what's up?"Mr. Blood: "It says here the labs are fasting."Annie: "Yeah, that's standard for what he wants done."Mr. Blood: "Okay, but am I the one who has to be fasting? Or is it the tech who draws them?" (Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House)
Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House - July 30, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Grumpy, M.D. Source Type: blogs
ADHD as a brain network disorder: More evidence
It is becoming clear that ADHD is likely related to dysfunctional interactions between certain brain networks (click here for prior ADHD posts). The following two studies add to this growing literature on the importance of brain network connectivity. This research is also consistent with my previously posted white-paper on brain networks, temporal processing (brain clock) and cognitive efficiency processing with a strong influence of white matter integrity (paper is written around explaining the efficacy of the IM intervention but can also be viewed as a three level explanation of how brain networks influence working memor...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - July 29, 2014 Category: Neurologists Tags: ADHD brain clock brain networks controlled attention neural efficiency white matter Source Type: blogs
Quotes to note: Importance of high quality psychological testing to psychologists
I just read this nice statement at the begging of the following article by Robert J. Ivnik, Ph.D., ABPP Professor of Psychology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN.The only professional services that are uniquely psychology's are testing-based assessments. Every other service that psychology offers can be obtained from other professions. In light of testing's central importance to our profession, and considering the number of years that psychologists have been practicing, we assure that our tests are scientifically sound and have been validated for the purposes to which they are put (e.g., research proves that ...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - July 29, 2014 Category: Neurologists Tags: quotes to note testing Source Type: blogs