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Neurophilosophy gets reviewed for the first time:

Neurophilosophy presents a unique opportunity to explore the many facets of the human condition with the guidance of a very well educated tour guide. From cannibalism to athleticism, "molecules, minds and everything in between," Neurophilosophy offers us a look at the human brain as most of us have never seen (or considered) it before.

Neurophilosophy is a place of interest, education, contemplation, and curiosity. It's hard to imagine what you might learn here, but it's safe to assume that posts here might lead you to looking at the human factor in a new way.

Thanks Mary.

What do others say about this blog?

Jonah Lehrer, at The Frontal Cortex:

Over at the always wonderful blog Neurophilosophy, Mo has an excellent summary of a recent experiment that investigated the impressive prescience of our unconscious recognition memory.

Catherine Taylor Hatch, at The Seventh Notebook:

I treasure sparkling, elegant writing and I endlessly love learning brain stuff. You know how some brilliant people can take a very complex or complicated idea and make it make perfect sense, even simple, thereby not only teaching you but making you feel very smart? Well, some of those people are also deeply good writers in every way. In [Synapse proteomics and brain evolution], the elegance and richness of the writing rises to the occasion of the astounding mechanism it describes, and the good heart of the author makes it friendly and accessible...Fascinating. Amazing.

Vaughan Bell, at Mind Hacks:

Neurophilosophy has written a remarkably lucid article on the history and neuroscience of how prion diseases, of which 'mad cow disease' is one, affect the brain...Prion diseases are a complicated area and you probably won't find a better written introduction that captures both the science and the intrigue of these relatively new disorders.

Dr. X, at Dr. X's Free Associations:

Mo at Neurophilosophy has long been my pick for best neuroscience blogger. In...[The eye tells the brain when to plasticize], he offers an excellent summary of influential research on visual cortex plasticity and recent discoveries that could lead to new treatments for previously untreatable forms of visual impairment.

Jeremy Dean, at PsyBlog:

In depth but accessible, the Neurophilosopher covers neuroscience and too much else to sum up here. Head over there, but be warned - it's addictive!


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