Personalized Neuroprosthetics: Using Neuroplasticity to “Help the Brain Help Itself”

Grégoire Courtine: The paralyzed rat that walked originally appearing on TED Now this makes my spine tingle! Did you watch all the way to the end? Maybe these “personalized neuroprosthetics” could be a solution a myriad of neurological disabilities. And not just a patch, but actually using neuroplasticity to “help the brain help itself” to regenerate … Continue reading Personalized Neuroprosthetics: Using Neuroplasticity to “Help the Brain Help Itself”

Head Transplant: Coming to a Neurosurgery Suite Near You?

Head Transplantation: The Future is Now appearing in TEDx I’m willing to bet you’ve probably seen in the news about a Russian guy by the name of Valery Spiridonov who has volunteered to undergo the first every human head transplant with a target date of 2017. “Good, Lord, have mercy!” That was my first thought on reading … Continue reading Head Transplant: Coming to a Neurosurgery Suite Near You?

Brain Blast

Blast Force: The Invisible War on the Brain Article by Caroline Alexander as originally seen in National Geographic. What I got out of that article is that we don’t understand the physics or the pathophysiology behind the “blast induced neurotrauma” or “blast induced traumatic brain injury.” And because we don’t understand either of those, we … Continue reading Brain Blast

Autism’s Cortex-Cerebellum Neuronal Connections

Cerebro-cerebellar resting state functional connectivity in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder Research article by: Khan, Nair, Keown, et. al.  Not only is the autistic brain larger by volume, but it has a connectivity issue: the sensorimotor cortex is over connected to the cerebellum, where as the frontal lobe is under connected. The negative … Continue reading Autism’s Cortex-Cerebellum Neuronal Connections

Why does Hodor in Game of Thrones only say one word? Neuroscience explains

Why does Hodor in Game of Thrones only say one word? Neuroscience explains. Article by Jordan Lewis, originally appearing in The Conversation In honor of yesterday’s Game of Thrones premier I couldn’t just skip over this article! I had never thought about Hodor having expressive aphasia before, but it makes since. I think if I … Continue reading Why does Hodor in Game of Thrones only say one word? Neuroscience explains