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Archives for December, 2006

Dave

On Wednesday December 14, 2006, my stepfather and friend, Dave Williams, died very suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 61. Unlike many of the people who’ve been memorialized on ScienceBlogs, Dave was not a celebrity academic or a scientific luminary. His contributions to humanity will not be heralded in newspapers or immortalized…

Brief Hiatus

Hello All, Neurontic will be on by hiatus for a brief time because of the holidays. I hope you’ll check back soon. In the meantime, might I suggest ransacking the archives? Some of my personal favorites: * Temple Grandin: On Thinking Like an Animal * Does Size Really Matter? * The Introvert Advantage * Microscopic…

Mind Over Matter

Because I am a sucker for the bizarre case study, I can’t help but use The Frontal Cortex’s recent entry on false pregnancy as an excuse to share an extreme example of the phenomenon with the readers. In Phantoms In The Brain, V.S. Ramachandran relates a tale set down by Philadelphia physician Silas Weir Mitchell…

Hello Seed Readers and Science Bloggers

Neurontic is thrilled to be one of the newest members of Science Blogs. As you can see, I’ve gone ahead and stocked up the archives with past entries. I hope those of you who aren’t familiar with Neurontic will take some time to go through them and make any comments, corrections, and/or augmentations you see…

A Sour Note for Science Bloggers

A Blog Around The Clock recently posted an entry titled, “