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Neuroscience at Davos

Technology blogger Robert Scoble attended the World Economic Forum at Davos, and made quite a few video recordings of the conversations he had with various people while he was there, which he has uploaded to Qik. In this film, Scoble talks to the Brazilian neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis, who discussed his recent experiments in which a…

Online neuroscience encyclopaedia

I’ve just found this Encyclopaedia of Computational Neuroscience on Scholarpedia. Each entry is written by an expert in the field, and is very comprehensive. The project seems to have been started only recently, as many of the entries I’ve looked at are still empty. Although still incomplete, this is already a fantastic resource that’s well…

A year of ideas

The New York Times has just published its seventh annual list of the year’s best ideas, which includes: Alzheimer’s telephone screening: a “telephone quiz” consisting of 50 questions, designed to measure the “cognitive vital signs”, such as short-term memory loss, which can identify Alzheimer’s Disease long before any visible symptoms; The God Effect: the finding,…

Emotional systems

Emotional Systems is the inaugural exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Culture Centre La Strozzina at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy. It begins tomorrow and runs until 3rd February, 2008. The…installation…[includes] an exhibition, a publication and a programme of lectures designed to investigate the topic of emotions, proposing a reinterpretation of the correlation between…

Say hello to Greg and Dave

Biological anthropologist Greg Laden and theoretical physicist Dave Bacon have just joined ScienceBlogs. Both of these blogs are fantastic, so go and check them out. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, it’s safe to say that you’re interested in neurobiology, so you’ll probably want to read Greg’s summary of the web focus on…

Exercising the brain

Today’s New York Times contains a very good opinion piece about the benefits of physical exercise for maintaing and improving brain health, by Sandra Aamodt, editor-in-chief of Nature Neuroscience, and Sam Wong, an associate professor of molecular biology and neuroscience at Princeton. There is good evidence that exercise can slow age-related cognitive decline. Specifically, it…

2007 Weblog Award finalists

The 2007 Weblog Award finalists have just been announced, but for some reason, the list does not include links to the blogs. So here are the finalists in the Best Science Blogs category: SciGuy Junk Science  In the Pipeline Journey by Starlight Pharyngula  Bad Astronomy Invasive Species Weblog ScienceBase Climate Audit Bootstrap Analysis

American theocracy

The New York Times Magazine contains a long article about the close ties between evangelical Christians and the Republican party.

Physicist Chad Orzel, who knows a lot more than I do about the mysterious world of quantum mechanics, criticizes the new model of quantum consciousness proposed by Efstratios Manousakis, which I described recently.

Does Craig Venter deserve a Nobel Prize?

And is James Watson in the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease? In this review of Craig Venter’s autobiography A Life Decoded and James Watson’s Avoid Boring People, Financial Times science editor Clive Cookson says that Venter’s Nobel Prize prize is overdue, perhaps because of “the outdated bad-boy image he retains among some sections of the…