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Category Archive for 'Neurology'

Here’s something to become aware of (and for me to start blogging again J) Neuroscience is increasingly relevant to a number of professions and academic disciplines beyond its traditional medical applications. Lawyers, educators, economists and businesspeople, as well as scholars of sociology, philosophy, applied ethics and policy, are incorporating the concepts and methods of neuroscience [...]

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After thinking and talking about this for a long time, we have finally decided to do a podcast. What could be better to make use of the wonderful occasion of having an international researcher visiting us in Copenhagen? Anjan Chatterjee, a neurologist and cognitive neuroscientist, has contributed much to the science of the brain, but [...]

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I just received an invitation from neurologist Jesper Rønager. Stuart Hameroff is coming to Copenhagen and gives a talk. Yesterday, I was invited to a meeting at with a small inner circle of neurologists and physicists, at the Niels Bohr Institute. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend, given the short notice of just one day [...]

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Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a new treatment for Parkinson’s Disease (PD). It alleviates or altogether eliminates the parkinsonism symptoms of tremour. This wonderful video from youtube demonstrates this beautifully. Although there is no Google translate for speech yet (lol), I do catch the essence of what the person is saying, and his reference to [...]

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What happens when we lose consciousness? Are there shared neural mechanisms for deep sleep, anaesthesia, vegetative state and coma? In 2003, I co-authored a paper (PDF) in Trends in Neuroscience (with Bernard Baars and Steven Laureys). Here, we suggested that there may be common neural mechanisms for loss of consciousness, in particular for vegetative state, [...]

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