Archives for August, 2008

Neuroscience blogs

A few neuroscience blogs I’ve come across recently, most of them new: V1 Dr. Shock Frontal Blogotomy Neuronism NeuroTechnica NeuroWhoa! Persistent Activity

SYNAESTHESIA is a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sensory pathway evokes sensations in another sensory modality. This may occur because of abnormal connections between the brain’s sensory systems, or because the flow of information between those systems is not inhibited as usual. First described in the 1880s by Francis Galton, synaesthesia is known…

Encephalon Haiku edition

The 51st edition of Encephalon is online now at The Mouse Trap. This time, host Sandeep has interspersed the entries with haikus about the mind and brain.

Lunch with Heather Perry

Last month, I travelled to Bristol to meet 37-year-old Heather Perry, one of a very small number of people to have voluntarily undergone trepanation for non-medical reasons. As we ate a pub lunch, I asked Heather about her experience. Below is a transcript of our conversation.

ScienceBlogs reader survey & new blog

You’ve probably noticed the yellow banner ads at the top of the page. They’re advertising a reader survey being conducted by ScienceBlogs at the moment. The survey is open to everyone and if you fill it out – it’ll take about 10 minutes – you’ll be in with a chance of winning a 40Gb iPod,…

A team of researchers from Harvard and Columbia University Medical Center have reprogrammed skin cells from an 82-year-old woman suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis to generate first stem cells and then motor neurons. This is a significant advance which could aid in the development of drug treatments and cell replacement therapies for the condition and…

The funky Scientologist

Here’s Isaac Hayes performing his extremely funky rendition of Burt Bacharach’s The Look of Love.