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SfN2014: Day3 – Attention/Reward Symposium, More Exhibit Fun, Perception/Imagery Posters

It’s the third day of the conference.  I didn’t attend a special lecture. So no intro by the SfN president and so no idea how many people are now registered. … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

SfN2014: Day2 – Ethics in Group Beh, NeuroGaming, Exhibitors & NeuroArt

The second day of the meeting and I totally got off on the wrong foot. For those unfamiliar with DC, most of the action around here happens on the weekdays … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

SfN2014: Day 1 – Chef Voltaggio, Attention & fMRI, emotions/preferences, & habit

The first day of SfN2014 is only a half day. But already there are over 29,000 people registered! So if you are looking for your friendly neighborhood neuroscientist… he/she is … Continue reading

November 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Today in Nerdoscientific April Fooling

Today in Nerdoscientific April Fooling The Guardian is geeking it up today with their super nerdy April Fools joke:   New fMRI study sheds light on effectiveness of fMRI studies … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Brain Awareness Week

It’s brain awareness week! Give your friendly neighborhood neuroscientist a hug! http://www.sfn.org/public-outreach/brain-awareness-week

March 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

National Cat Day News: Why Cats Can’t Taste Sweets

“Do cats prefer sardines or sweets? Our newest video explains why cats, unlike humans and other mammals, are indifferent to sweet flavors. The video was filmed at the Monell Chemical … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Never Forget: events and memory

Today is 9/11, the anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers (World Trade Center) in NYC, the Pentagon, and UA Flight 93 that crashed in Shanksville, PA. Today in … Continue reading

September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Brain Fitness

According to wikipedia, The term brain fitness reflects a hypothesis that cognitive abilities can be maintained or improved by exercising the brain, in analogy to the way physical fitness is … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · 4 Comments

Neuroscience 101

Neuroscience 101 What is “neuroscience”? The popular magazine, Popular Science, takes on the challenge of explaining neuroscience and does a pretty good job! Highlights: – “history of neuroscience” – very … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Who/What is a supertaster? (CNN video link)

Who/What is a supertaster? (CNN video link) A supertaster is a person who experiences the sense of taste with far greater intensity than average.There is great influence of genetic variation … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 6 Comments

Food And Love: How They Are Linked In The Brain

The Huffington Post did a piece recently on how relationships can affect body weight. Food And Love: How They Are Linked In The Brain   We’ve all seen it, lived it, … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Link: Neuroscience Lessons of Freestyle Rap

Link: Neuroscience Lessons of Freestyle Rap What is creativity? The topic has eluded scientists. How can you study something that is difficult to even define? Luckily, Liu et al. had … Continue reading

December 18, 2012 · 2 Comments

Top Neuroscience Discoveries in 2012

Top Neuroscience Discoveries in 2012 I’m not a big fan of making lists of top things for a given year.  I really feel there are just too many things, especially … Continue reading

December 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Antidepressants and Sexual Dysfunction

So last night I attended Science On Tap in Philadelphia at National Mechanics. First, I love that place!  It’s super cool and comfortable with great drinks and food (ps… brunch … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

Recommended reading: Does Neuroscience need a Newton?

Recommended reading: Does Neuroscience need a Newton? Neuroscience: it’s complicated. I personally think such a concept is impossible. Physics, math, these are simple, elegant fields. When it comes down to … Continue reading

December 3, 2012 · 3 Comments

Neuro in the News: Neuroscience Under Attack

In this past Sunday’s New York Times, Alissa Quart wrote Neuroscience: Under Attack, an article discussing the backlash of recent interesting headlines making some pretty large neuroscience claims. You may … Continue reading

November 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

On Turkey Coma…

It’s that time of year again… of family, friends, endless Christmas music and overeating. And this week is Thanksgiving.  A special time when we get together to gorge on foods … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

Neuroscience, Music and Memory

Neuroscience, Music and Memory The Beatles’ Surprising Contribution To Brain Science aired this morning on NPR on my drive into work. The same brain system that controls our muscles also helps … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

Which professions have the most psychopaths? The fewest?

Which professions have the most psychopaths? The fewest? A friend of mine posted this on Facebook and I just had to blog it. Don’t you feel safer already with CEOs, … Continue reading

November 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

What is a “nerdoscientist”?

When people see my handle they often chuckle and say “that’s cute”. But where did it come from? “Back off, man.  I’m a scientist.” – Dr. Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters I didn’t … Continue reading

November 7, 2012 · 2 Comments

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