Tag Archives: Basic Neuroscience

Neuropathology

I’ve always had a place in my heart for pathology—the fundamental basis for allopathic medicine. By this I mean that in diagnosing and treating disease, we’re concerned with the structure and function of the body’s organs and systems, their pathological … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Brain: The drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Santiago Ramón y Cajal is one of the founding fathers of neuroscience. He was the foremost proponent of the neuron theory–that the nervous system is composed of interconnected but individual neurons as opposed to a continuous reticulum of nervous tissue. … Continue reading

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Neurology Book Report

“What should I read?” It’s a common question from students, especially future neurology residents, as well as advanced practice providers and allied health professionals set to care for neurological patients. It’s a hard question to answer because neurologists often rely … Continue reading

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On the Interpretation of Neuroscientific Findings

By now, many readers will know that I’m a devotee of Peter Hacker’s Wittgenstein-infused critique of neuroscientific research. I recently came across a podcast of a lecture that he gave on the topic and the corresponding YouTube video above. Here’s … Continue reading

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Cui bono

Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings is a very interesting blog with articles and links relevant to what might be called popular neuroscience. As I’ve mentioned several times on this blog, however, one of my pet peeves with respect to some popular … Continue reading

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No Laughing Matter

Now that everyone’s settled into the new year, I’m sure that you’re all counting down the five months and three days until the 2016 RITE exam! Joy. If it makes you feel any better, I’m in a similar boat, with … Continue reading

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The Experience vs. the Explanation of Neurological Disease

  At the conclusion of stroke conference today, we watched a TED talk by Jill Bolte Taylor, the Harvard neuroanatomist who suffered a left hemispheric hemorrhage due to AVM rupture. She’s written a popular book about her experience of neurological deficit … Continue reading

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