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Retrospectacle: A Neuroscience Blog

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Along with Shelley, I am a graduate student in the Neuroscience Program at UM. The last three years my friends and I have made a trilogy of satirical neuroscience posters (see the first one here) poking mild fun at the mystical art of brain science. Also in any spare time remaining I have punished myself…

The following is a guest post by Joshua Hartshorne at the Cognition and Language Lab. The first scientific paper I wrote states, in the second paragraph, that “language depends on two mental capacities with distinct neurocognitive underpinnings”: vocabulary and grammar. To understand cats are mammals, all you need to know are the definitions of CATS,…

Cochlear implants are true cyborg technology. They stimulate the auditory nerve of deaf individuals to allow them to interact with the sounds of the world again–although those new sounds are at first alien and foreign. A few months back I posted here about Michael Chorost, a science writer and recipient of a cochlear implant, who…

The following is a guest post by Tim Marzullo, Graduate Student in Engineering/Neuroscience at the University of Michigan. “Tri, Dva, Odin, Zashiganiye!” (Three, Two, One, Ignition!) A review of “Live from Cape Canaveral” by Jay Barbree “Live from Cape Canaveral” by Jay Barbree serves as a well-written introduction to the last 50 years of human…

Recently the topic of Parkinson’s has come up both here (in regards to more young people getting the disease) and at Neurotopia (who gave a great summary of a paper which suggested that chemicals in pesticides can contribute to Parkinson’s symptoms). I want to keep the ball rolling on the topic by offering a silver…