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Suspects/Offenders' Issues Series:Alternatives to Incarceration for Criminal Offenders with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities  August 28, 1:30-2:30 p.m. ESTJessica S. Oppenheim, Esq. Director of the Criminal Justice Advocacy Program of The Arc of New JerseyCriminal Offenders with developmental and intellectual disabilities (I/DD) present unique challenges to the criminal justice system seeking to investigate and prosecute crime as well as to the social service system seeking to serve and assist this vulnerable population. Such individuals make up at least 9 – 10% of the prison population and some studi...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - July 29, 2014 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs

Article: A meta-analysis of sex differences in human brain structure
A meta-analysis of sex differences in human brain structurehttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0149763413003011Sent 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 29, 2014 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs

Article: Dementia 'predicted by slow walking speed and memory problems'
Dementia 'predicted by slow walking speed and memory problems'http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/280237.phpSent 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 29, 2014 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs

Sensorimotor area Spt under attack (but they're shooting blanks): Reply to Parker Jones et al. 2014
A recent report in Frontiers (link to it here) by my good friends Oiwi Parker Jones (first author) and Cathy Price (senior author) challenges the claim that area Spt is a sensorimotor integration area for vocal tract actions.  Their attack comes from multiple fronts, both fMRI and lesion data.  On the fMRI side they sought to determine whether Spt was more active during repetition tasks, particularly for pseudowords which demand sensory-to-motor translation, compared to two auditory naming tasks.  One involved listening to animal sounds and naming the animal and the other involved listening to someone hummin...
Source: Talking Brains - July 29, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

1 PostDoc & 2 PhD Positions, Language & Predictive Coding, University of Frankfurt / Germany
The Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (Prof. Christian Fiebach) at the Department of Psychology of Goethe University Frankfurt offers three research positions as part of an ERC consolidator project that investigates neurophysiological mechanisms of language processing from a predictive coding perspective: Postdoctoral Researcher (German Salary Level E13, 100%) in Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience of LanguageWe seek a colleague with a strong background in EEG/MEG, fMRI, and/or neuro-computational modeling, and an interest in brain mechanisms underlying language processing. You should have skills in signal processing, data a...
Source: Talking Brains - July 29, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Glad they cleared that up
Last night I was at a meeting about an upcoming drug study, and this was one of the slides:I wanted to ask what they consider REALLY serious. (Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House)
Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House - July 29, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Grumpy, M.D. Source Type: blogs

Study: Neurofeedback treatment for ADHD in only 12 sessions?
In this study, behavior improvements, gains in a computerized measure of attention, and corresponding EEG changes were all observed after only 12 25 minute training sessions, i.e., only 3 total hours of training. Whether this is because of the specific training protocol used in this study, i.e., the Peak Achievement training system, or could be attained with other training protocols, is unclear. It is important to emphasize that this was not a randomized controlled trial — in fact, there was not even a control group. Thus, reliable conclusions about the clinical efficacy of this approach cannot be made from this stud...
Source: SharpBrains - July 28, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Dr. David Rabiner Tags: Attention and ADD/ADHD Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Technology ADHD-Treatment EEG-Biofeedback hyperactivity IVA Plus medication-treatment Neurofeedback Neurofeedback-Treatment Peak Achievement theta/beta ratio Source Type: blogs

Words
On call yesterday I was in ER, examining a lady who'd just had a seizure. From the other side of the curtain I hear this:Her: "Did you cover it? I don't want to catch diseases."Him: "Yes. Now I'm going to put it in."Her: "Please be gentle. I'm very sensitive there."Him: "Of course."Her: "Is it in yet?"Him: "Just a little bit, I need to put it in further."Her: "Ow! Don't push so hard!"Him: "Sorry... It's in now."Her: "I can feel it."Him: "And... I'm done. I pulled it out. That wasn't so bad, was it?"Her: "Only when you f...
Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House - July 28, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Grumpy, M.D. Source Type: blogs

"Neurobiology for Dummies" (BSP 110)
Frank Amthor, PhD: Click image to play BSP 110 Frank Amthor's latest book Neurobiology for Dummies isn't just for readers who are new to neuroscience. In this excellent follow-up to his Neuroscience for Dummies Dr. Amthor discusses a wide variety of brain-related topics. Since I have known Frank for several years it was a special treat to interview him for BSP 110. We talked about a wide variety of ideas ranging from what makes neurons special to how brains differ from current computers.  How to get this episode:FREE: audio mp3 (click to stream, right click to download)Buy Episode Transcript...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - July 26, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Brain Chemistry Brain Research Interviews Neuroscience Neurotransmitters Podcast Show Notes Source Type: blogs

More on Greenspan's model of personal competence: Relationship between IQ and social, practical, and conceptual abilities
I am pleased to see that, after a relatively long draught in published research, someone is again investigating the relations between general intelligence, and the primary domains of adaptive behavior, in models (that when examined closely) that are investigating aspects of Greenspan's' model of personal competence. The title, abstract, and key figure from this new research follow. The article can be read here. Kudos to these researchersClick on images to enlargeMy primary criticism of this study is that it completely ignores the primary foundation research in this area that occurred between 1990 and 2000, some of which ar...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - July 26, 2014 Category: Neurologists Tags: adaptive behavior CHC theory g general intelligence Greenspan ' s Model of Personal Competence ID MR Source Type: blogs

The new WJ IV: Introductory webinar and author video interviews
The publisher of the new WJ IV Battery just posted an on-line video of Dr. Fred Schrank's WJ IV introduction and overview webinar and brief video interviews of the three WJ IV authors. They can be found here.[Conflict of interest disclosure: I am one of the coauthors of the WJ IV]. I am much younger looking than my video interview suggests :)- 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 25, 2014 Category: Neurologists Tags: CHC theory WJ IV Source Type: blogs

Shaping the Brain Fitness Movement: Preliminary Summit Agenda unveiled
We are pleased to announce the Preliminary Agenda for the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th, 2014), featuring these world-class scientists, innovators and practitioners (and more coming soon!). Please consider joining us: Dr. Adam Gaz­za­ley, Direc­tor of the Neu­ro­science Imag­ing Cen­ter at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, San Francisco Aki Niko­laidis, NSF Fel­low at the Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois Cham­paign Urbana Alex Doman, Co-founder of Sleep Genius Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, CEO of SharpBrains Bill Pren­ovitz, Global P...
Source: SharpBrains - July 25, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Peak Performance Technology AnthroTronix Baycrest brain fitness movement Brain-Fitness Brain-Resource cognifit Dig­i­tal Artefacts Inter­na­tional Space Med­i­cine Consortium lumos-labs NSF Philips He Source Type: blogs

Why I can't talk: Mechanism underlying speech fluency circa 1849
From the Scientific American archives, 1849, Vol. 4, p. 174:The common fluency of speech, in many men and women, is owing to a scarcity of words, for whoever is master of language, and hath a mind full of ideas, will be apt in speaking, to hesitate upon the choice of both; whereas, common speakers have only one set of ideas, and one set of words to clothe them in, and these are always ready; so people come faster out of church when it is nearly empty, than when a crowd is at the door.  Yeah, that's why I can't talk.  My mind is too full of ideas.   (Source: Talking Brains)
Source: Talking Brains - July 25, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Sigh
Mrs. Seven: "I also take Spazon-XR."Dr. Grumpy (looking at her list): "You take that just once a week?"Mrs. Seven: "No, it's every Saturday." (Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House)
Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House - July 25, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Grumpy, M.D. Source Type: blogs

Why “disorders of the brain” deserve at least equal attention as cardiovascular diseases and cancer
G20 World Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Initiative Partners with EU Human Brain Project (DD&D): “According to the World Health Organization’s large-scale studies, about a third of the adult worldwide population suffer from a mental disorder such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. If also taken together with neurological disorders, such as dementia and stroke, these “disorders of the brain” account for 13% of the global disease burden. This surpasses both cardiovascular diseases (5%) and cancer (10%). Countries with the highest rate of burden included the USA, UK, Russia, and Australia. T...
Source: SharpBrains - July 24, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness anxiety Australia dementia depression G20 Group of Twenty mental-disorder neurological disorders Russia schizophrenia stroke UK usa Source Type: blogs

Sharing To what extent does g impact on conceptual, practical and social adaptive functioning in clinically referred children? via BrowZine
To what extent does g impact on conceptual, practical and social adaptive functioning in clinically referred children? Murray, A.; McKenzie, K.; Murray, G. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Vol. 58 Issue 8 – 2014: 777 - 785 10.1111/jir.12092 University of Minnesota Users: https://www.lib.umn.edu/log.phtml?url=http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jir.12092 Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available) http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/jir.12092 Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota. (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 24, 2014 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs

Sharing Who's the Best? A Relativistic View of Expertise via BrowZine
Who's the Best? A Relativistic View of Expertise Weiss, David J.; Shanteau, James Applied Cognitive Psychology, Vol. 28 Issue 4 – 2014: 447 - 457 10.1002/acp.3015 University of Minnesota Users: https://www.lib.umn.edu/log.phtml?url=http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/acp.3015 Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available) http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/acp.3015 Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota. (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 24, 2014 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs

Sharing Effects of Music Training on Attention, Processing Speed and Cognitive Music Abilities-Findings from a Longitudinal Study via BrowZine
Effects of Music Training on Attention, Processing Speed and Cognitive Music Abilities-Findings from a Longitudinal Study Roden, Ingo; Könen, Tanja; Bongard, Stephan; Frankenberg, Emily; Friedrich, Esther Kamala; Kreutz, Gunter Applied Cognitive Psychology, Vol. 28 Issue 4 – 2014: 545 - 557 10.1002/acp.3034 University of Minnesota Users: https://www.lib.umn.edu/log.phtml?url=http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/acp.3034 Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available) http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/acp.3034 Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota. (Source: Intelligent Insights o...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - July 24, 2014 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs

Where does the 10% myth come from?
No one knows exactly.  A nice summary of what we do know is provided in a recent WIRED piece here. William James was thought to play a role, based on a quote from Dale Carnegie's book, How to win friends and influence people, but this may have been a misquote.  Kolb and Wishaw's classic text, Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology suggests Flourens work in the early 1800s as a likely empirical foundation for the myth.  Flourens of course is famous for his empirical attack on phrenology.  His method involved ablation studies in a variety of animals--chickens, pigeons, frogs, dogs, rabbits--in which h...
Source: Talking Brains - July 24, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Looking for clues
Mr. Construction: "My hands have been getting numb over the last few years."Dr. Grumpy: "Any change in your activities in that time?"Mr. Construction: "Nope. Same old boring job."Dr. Grumpy: "Is there..."Mr. Construction: "I hope you can figure this out, doc. It makes it hard to hold a jackhammer all day." (Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House)
Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House - July 24, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Grumpy, M.D. Source Type: blogs

Detteman's Laws of Individual Differences: Repost of Dec 22, 2008 post
I just learned that the link to the PDF file referenced in an old post was dead.  I just fixed it an am re-posting that original post in case others have been frustrated by the broken link.Early in my career I ran across a tremendous tongue-in-check book chapter by Doug Detterman where he articulated Detterman's Laws of Individual Differences (click here to view--you will need to rotate in your pdf reader). Many of the laws make me laugh to this day. All serious individual difference psychologists (psychometrics, intelligence researchers, developers and users of intelligence tests) should read these from time-to-time...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - July 23, 2014 Category: Neurologists Tags: Dettermans Laws Source Type: blogs

Brain Resource raising $7m to expand corporate brain wellness offerings
BRC $7 million capital raising to expand sales (Investor Communication): “Brain Resource Limited (“BRC”) is pleased to announce that it has binding commitments to raise approximately A$7 million…BRC has to date successfully sold its on-line MyBrainSolutions product into two very large U.S. Brain Health markets that have very high needs: US Corporate Employee Wellness programs (a $5B market); and Addiction Clinics (a $50B market). Customers and Distributors include Fortune 500 companies including Aetna, Cisco, Mercer, Nationwide, American Express as well as industry leading companie...
Source: SharpBrains - July 23, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology Uncategorized addiction clinics Brain-health Brain-Resource digital brain health digital health mybrainsolutions Source Type: blogs

More Than a Pet: Service Dogs for PTSD
A short video profiling labradoodle Rocco and the veteran he cares for, through the program K9s for Warriors in the US. K9s for Warriors trains rescue dogs to be service dogs for PTSD in veterans.   (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - July 23, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Documentary brain Posttraumatic stress disorder psychology ptsd service dog veterans vets video Source Type: blogs

Article: Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain
Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brainhttp://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/07/unpacking-the-science-how-playing-music-changes-the-learning-brain/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 23, 2014 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs

Self-Regulation Strategies for Students With Learning Disabilities [feedly]
---- Self-Regulation Strategies for Students With Learning Disabilities // Scientific Learning - Fast ForWord Reading Program | Educational ... When a student with a learning disability struggles academically, it's logical to think that the issue is related to the student's deficit in a specific ability. And while that may be true, there might be more to it. Students with learning disabilities often encounter academic difficulties, at least in part, because they don't have effective strategies for working through challenges. One effective tool that students can use to improve academic performance, regardless of abili...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - July 23, 2014 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs

On the road again
(Guy walks in, stands at counter)Mary: "Hi, can I help you?"Mr. Distance: "I was referred to see Dr. Grumpy." (pulls out piece of paper, hands it to her)Mary: "Okay, I can make an appointment for you. How about..."Mr. Distance: "You mean you can't see me NOW?"Mary: "No, today is full, but on Tuesday we have..."Mr. Distance: "But I just drove over 200 miles to get here! You can see from the referral that I live in Waywest!"Mary: "I'm sorry, but..."Mr. Distance: "I saw Dr. Referral this morning, and she said that I should see Dr. Grumpy. So I decided ...
Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House - July 23, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Grumpy, M.D. Source Type: blogs

Debunking Myers-Briggs personality test: Can we pigeon­hole people?
Why the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless (Vox): “The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is probably the most widely used personality test in the world…The only problem? The test is completely meaningless… The test claims that, based on 93 questions, it can group all the people of the world into 16 different discrete “types”…Even Jung warned that his personality “types” were just rough tendencies he’d observed, rather than strict classifications. Several analyses have shown the test is totally ineffective at predicting people’s success in various jobs, and that...
Source: SharpBrains - July 22, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Education & Lifelong Learning Peak Performance feelings Myers-Briggs personality-test rational Source Type: blogs

Open call for abstracts for Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology: Conceptual Knowledge Representation
This is an open call for original research, reviews, and commentaries associated with representations ofconceptual knowledge in the mind and brain.For the purposes of this Special Issue, conceptual knowledge refers to the knowledge by which weunderstand, make inferences, and produce statements about objects, actions, events, settings, humansocial roles and interactions, and their states or properties.Target topics include:1. Neural theories of conceptual knowledge representation, e.g. how are individual brain systemsand networks of systems involved in the representation of specific types, aspects, or features ofconceptual ...
Source: Talking Brains - July 22, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Research Assistant - Royal Holloway, University of London - Department of Psychology
Research AssistantRoyal Holloway, University of London - Department of PsychologyLocation:EghamSalary:£32,862 to £34,724 includes London AllowanceHours:Full TimeContract:Contract / TemporaryPlaced on:16th July 2014Closes:14th August 2014Job Ref:0714-123Full Time, Fixed term for 3 years from January 2015Salary is in the range £32,862 to £34,724 per annum inclusive of London AllowanceApplications are invited for the post of Research Assistant to work with Dr Carolyn McGettigan on the project “Vocal Learning in Adulthood: Investigating the mechanisms of vocal imitation and the effects of tra...
Source: Talking Brains - July 22, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Look Who's Laughing
Are you a patient somewhere? Of course. We all are.I have news for you: Your doctors, nurses, dentists, and pretty much anyone you've encountered in health care... Have laughed at you behind your back.Even if you don't think there's anything about your case, or personality, or clothes, or pretty much anything to make fun of, they probably had some shared giggle about you.Offended? Sorry. Humor is a human behavior, and in medicine it's used to release stress in the course of a difficult and demanding job. Laughing at a patient doesn't mean we don't care, or think less of you, or don't like you. It is, often, the only way we...
Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House - July 22, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Grumpy, M.D. Source Type: blogs

Upgrading Education and Health in light of Neuroscience: The Frontier of Gaming?
— We had a great event last Thursday in London to discuss the future of applied neuroscience and gaming. Thank you, Brainbow/ Peak team, for hosting us, and Strategic North for helping promote it! Many insights were shared. Perhaps one of the main take-aways was the significant opportunity at hand to leverage big data in order to personalize and refine brain training methodologies, helping brain training transfer from the training itself into real-world benefits that enhance the user’s personal and professional life. To learn more: Book — The Sharp­Brains Guide to ...
Source: SharpBrains - July 21, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness behaviour Brain-Training brain-training-games Brainbow Gaming Neurogaming Peak World-Economic-Forum Source Type: blogs

What Makes Us Laugh?
Professor Sophie Scott’s LaughterLab at the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience in the UK does neuroscience research on why and how people laugh. In a project at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2012 and the Big Bang Fair 2013, at an exhibit they simply asked people to write down, “What makes you laugh?” In this short, fun video, they share the answers they collected. To learn more about the LaughterLab and their research, visit this link, and for more fun and scientific videos about laughter check out Sophie Scott’s YouTube channel (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - July 21, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Documentary Funny brain laughter LOL neuroscience psychology video Source Type: blogs

Clarification
I'm not sure what these guys want. Can anyone out there help me? They're pretty vague.Thank you, Nos! (Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House)
Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House - July 21, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Grumpy, M.D. Source Type: blogs

Hey, it's all your insurance will cover
Great medical ads:Thank you, Jillian! (Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House)
Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House - July 19, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Grumpy, M.D. Source Type: blogs

Thursday afternoon
Dr. Grumpy: "Are you allergic to anything?"Mr. Anaerobe: "Chlorophyll, and all other oxygen producing substances." (Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House)
Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House - July 18, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Grumpy, M.D. Source Type: blogs

Alzheimer Disease: Cogniciti - Another Free-Access Online Dementia Screening Instrument
This instrument was developed by neuropsychologists and others at Baycrest in Toronto. Its website is located at: cogniciti.com. I am looking forward to examining it.It looks like it was released last month. It has been getting some Canadian press this week. (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - July 16, 2014 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs

Kissing up
About a month ago I had a pre-med student spend an afternoon with me. Actually, it wasn't even that. After 2 hours she looked liked she was bored out of her mind (I'd warned her about that, but she still wanted to come in) and left at 3:00, saying she was meeting a friend for lunch. Anyway, I didn't hear from her again until yesterday, when this neatly typed note showed up in the mail:Dear Dr. Grumpy,Thank you for taking the time and allowing me to shadow you last month. I understand that having me there required a tremendous amount of time and effort, and I genuinely appreciate your support. My time with you was an unpara...
Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House - July 16, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Grumpy, M.D. Source Type: blogs

What’s it Like to Experience and Recover from Psychosis?
Simon Says: Psychosis is a fantastic documentary featuring three people who’ve experienced psychosis, talking about what it’s like, and their recovery journeys assisted by the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service provided by the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in the UK. The film was created by John Richardson, a person with lived experience of psychosis, giving it special insight, empathy, and an insider perspective. For more background about the filmmaker’s process and intent, follow this link. You can follow the filmmaker on Twitter at @insipidmedia, and also interact with a special account ...
Source: Channel N - July 15, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: Documentary General brain film lived experience peer psychiatry psychosis recovery uk video Source Type: blogs

Alzheimer Disease: Targacept's Failed TC-1734 Phase 2b Trial
From a Targacept press release:Targacept Phase 2b Clinical Trial in Alzheimer’s Disease Does Not Show Superiority of TC-1734 Over Donepezil July 14, 2014 "Winston-Salem, NC – Targacept, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRGT), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel NNR Therapeutics™, today announced top-line results from a Phase 2b monotherapy clinical trial of TC-1734 as a treatment for mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. In the trial, TC-1734 did not meet the objective of showing superiority to donepezil, the marketed medication most often prescribed for Alzheimer’s disease, after 52...
Source: BrainBlog - July 15, 2014 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs

My staff is awesome
Mary: "Dr. Grumpy's office, this is Mary."Mrs. Memory: "Hi, I need to come back and see Dr. Grumpy."Mary: "Um... Actually, you have an appointment today, at 1:45."Mrs. Memory: "No I don't."Mary: "You do, ma'am."Mrs. Memory: "I most certainly do not. Otherwise I wouldn't be calling you. Now, as I was saying, I need to see Dr. Grumpy again."Mary: "Okay, well, if you'd like to come in today we have an opening at 1:45?"Mrs. Memory: "Oh, that works perfectly. I'll be there."Mary: "Great! See you then."Mrs. Memory: "Thank you for getti...
Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House - July 15, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Grumpy, M.D. Source Type: blogs

Python IDEs: Pycharm versus Spyder
(Source: Neurochannels)
Source: Neurochannels - July 14, 2014 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs

Dear Azilect,
Recently, one of my patients applied to your Azilect assistance program, to help those unable to afford a prescription for it.She filled out the papers, got them together with her Azilect prescription and financial info, and I signed the forms and put them in the mail.So, I was somewhat puzzled when she brought in this letter last week:What's up with this? I mean, if the Azilect Patient Assistance Program DOESN'T provide Azilect, what do they provide? Oven mitts?For future clarification you should consider renaming the program "Non-Assistance" or "No-Azilect Program."Or, simply have it supply Azilect in...
Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House - July 14, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Grumpy, M.D. Source Type: blogs

From the slushpile
Okay, it's time to hit the mailbag for more examples of artisan/artisanal junk you guys have sent in.Again, this is not to make fun of tradesman who are genuinely working on handmade artisanal products. This is to highlight, as I have before, the many bullshit uses of the word being slapped on pretty much anything that's mass-produced, or grown (if it grows on a tree, you didn't make it), or other abuses of the word.First, we have this:I mean, it's SEAWEED for crap's sake. It grows in the ocean and washes up on the beach, making a rotten, smelly, mess. How is that artisanal?What else is artisanal these days? Maybe somethin...
Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House - July 13, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Grumpy, M.D. Source Type: blogs

Emerald Therapeutics: they do your experiments for you
They bought a bunch of machines to automate common experimental techniques and wrote software allowing the machines to be remotely programmed over the web. They plan to charge on a per-experiment basis. They are soliciting beta testers for 2015. Here’s the techniques that they can run. Here’s (slightly) more detail. (Source: neurodudes)
Source: neurodudes - July 11, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Bayle Shanks Tags: Methods and techniques automate Source Type: blogs

Nigel? Is that you?
Back when my kids were younger, they loved the Toy Story stuff. Including the Evil Emperor Zurg:So, it's no surprise that Frank had to have the Zurg Blaster gun, which fired green ping-pong balls.Anyway, they're beyond that now, so recently we were getting together some old toys to donate to charity. On the side of the Zurg Blaster, I noticed this:How awesome is that?If you don't get it... I feel sorry for you. (Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House)
Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House - July 11, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Grumpy, M.D. Source Type: blogs

"ACE mobile": An Application for Dementia Evaluations (...in Neuropsychology? ...in General Practice? ...?)
A curious development for those interested in neuropsychological assessment and in assessment related to dementia, as a not-for-profit company released on the 9th of July a free mobile application that is a version of Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination.Here is the press release: press release.The original examination was created by Dr. John Hodges, who is involved with the mobile application as well. The name derives from his time at Cambridge (he is currently a lead researcher at an Australian neuroscience institute).The website for the application is: acemobile.org.Whether or how this impacts a couple of mobile devices ...
Source: BrainBlog - July 10, 2014 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs

Nitrogen, CO2, you name it.
Dr. Grumpy: "Let me get an MRI form... Are you claustrophobic?"Mr. Lung: "No, but I need to breathe during the test. There's air and oxygen and all for me in there, right?" (Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House)
Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House - July 10, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Grumpy, M.D. Source Type: blogs

Forthcoming Event: Alzheimer's Association International Conference - AAIC 2014 (Copenhagen, 12-17 July)
This year's AAIC Conference begins on the 12th in Copenhagen. Here is the conference home page: available here. (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - July 9, 2014 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs

Value from Suicide Attempts: The Way Forward
A powerful video sharing key recommendations in the report “The Way Forward: Pathways to hope, recovery, and wellness with insights from lived experience,” prepared by the Suicide Attempt Survivors Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. This comprehensive report on suicide attempt survivors and suicide prevention is a major step in lived experience advocacy. There will be a one hour tweetchat on Thursday, July 10 at 12:30 pm ET using the hashtag #WayForward. Suicide attempt survivors and allies are welcome to join this groundbreaking advocacy discussion.     (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - July 9, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Documentary advocacy American Foundation for Suicide Prevention attempt survivors brain lived experience lived experience #livedexp National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention peer recovery suicide attempt tweetchat video Source Type: blogs

Can and Should We Prevent Crime with Neurotechnology?
A cool animated short presentation on the ethics of using neurotechnology to prevent violent crime. “Neurotechnology for Our Homes and Our Nations: The Neuroethics of Privacy and Security” by James Giordano. An original presentation from Brain Matters! Vancouver, a March 2014 conference held by the National Core for Neuroethics. Subscribe to their YouTube channel to see new videos from the conference as they become posted.   (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - July 9, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Lecture bioethics brain CanCon crime James Giordano law neuroethics neuroscience neurotechnology philosophy psychology video violence Source Type: blogs