A cool post at Neurophilosophy on the adult brain cells: The journey undertaken by newly generated neurons in the adult brain is like the cellular equivalent of the arduous upstream migration of salmon returning to the rivers in which they … Continue reading
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by Sir Charles Bell.
at Neurophilosophy: Researchers from the University of Washington have demonstrated that paralysed monkeys can move using a simple neuroprosthesis consisting of an external electrical circuit which connects individual neurons in the motor cortex to muscles in the arm.
Humans are an emotional creature. But, don’t take my word for it: Emotions can be overpowering, but they are also the driving force of life. It was long thought that emotion and thought were separate processes. Brain science has begun … Continue reading
Paul Mason over at Neuroanthropology has 10 tips for a better functioning brain. I’m doing pretty well on most of them except #8: Organization!
An interesting post by Afarensis on Mosaic Evolution. A journal article about mosaic evolution and the human brain here.
It may sound like science fiction, but the idea of growing new brain cells to treat depression just may work. Antidepressants appear to stimulate the birth of new neurons indirectly, via a number of different mechanisms. Their neurogenic properties were … Continue reading
Philip Davis studies Shakespeare’s language and its effects on the Brain: [We found that] while the Shakespearian functional shift was semantically integrated with ease, it triggered a syntactic re-evaluation process likely to raise attention and extra emergent consciousness, and giving … Continue reading