The Corpus Callosum

Archives for March, 2007

Basic Concepts: Anhedonia

The DSM refers to anhedonia as one of the two core symptoms of depression; the other core symptom is depressed mood itself. What is anhedonia, and why is it so important?   First, let’s consider what it is not.  Those of you who tend to derive the meaning of a word from the Greek roots…

Funny-Looking Web Server

I’ve heard of case modding, but this is just going too far: What is this?  It is a full-featured web server in a compact case.  How is this possible? …(below the fold)

At least that is what the headline says.  Of course the article is not really about sex; the sex part is only a small part of the findings of the study.  But headline writers know how to get attention.  What is really striking to me about this report is not that it shows that sleep…

Those Were the Days

A slice of Pizza House’s large House Special deep dish pizza, which, at almost $25, is the most expensive pie listed on the menu of any pizzeria near Central Campus. (PETER SCHOTTENFELS/Daily) Those were the days…before I started taking lovastatin.

RWOS Redux: Endocrine Disruptors

A while back, I wrote (twice) about the nettlesome issue of endocrine disruptors.  A more detailed post was offered at Terra Sig.  The reason this is a nettlesome problem is that it is an area with potentially huge implications, but with not enough hard data.   The huge implications come in two forms: if we…

Working With Saturn

HT to :: the Core 4 :: for the link to the newest picture of Saturn.  The complete image file is over 35MB.  You would need a  4088×2908 monitor to see the whole thing at full resolution. This is one where you have to use your imagination.

Sanctions and The Surge

Point one: when sanctions were imposed upon Iraq after the first Gulf War, Iraqi children began starving.  But we did not blame ourselves.  After all, it was Mr. Saddam Hussein who chose to spend money on more palaces, rather than on feeding the children.  It was not our fault, that he did not spend his…

About the Eclipse

In case you did not know, there is going to be a lunar eclipse tomorrow night.  By itself, that is not terribly unusual.  What is unusual about this event, though, is that at some times and places, it will be possible to see both the setting sun and the partly-eclipsed moon at the same time.…

What It Really Looks Like

If you have ever been curious to know what the corpus callosum looks like in vivo, you can see it in this Google video: Pediatric Hemispherectomy Surgical Treatment For Epilepsy.  The link starts the video at the point where they show the corpus callosum after it has been severed, surgically.  It is not for the…

My Ikea Teakettle

Since I started a little self-disclosure yesterday, I am going to continue that theme.  Very few people know this about me.  The fact is, I have congenital amusia.  No, that does not mean I am “easily amused.”  It means I am tone deaf.   A couple of days ago, I heard a piece on NPR.…