Category Archives: Neuroplasticity

Charlie Rose: The Brain Series

Your time could be spent in far worse ways than watching every episode of Charlie Rose: The Brain Series, co-hosted by Rose and the bowtied, brilliant brain scientist Eric R. Kandel (one of the things I love about Kandel, especially in … Continue reading

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Neuroplasticity and OCD

More good brain stuff from Duke University. This time it’s neuroscientist Nicole Calakos studying the effects of diminished neuroplasticity capability in the basal ganglia of mice and finding that it might have some bearing on obsessive compulsive disorders. One of the … Continue reading

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A Little More Rat Cyborg, Please

Scientific American has a more indepth look at the wonderful, “light-touching” rat cyborgs of Miguel Nicolelis and his research team at Duke University Medical Center that I touched upon in the post Rat Cyborgs And You And Me And The Real Great Wide … Continue reading

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Rat Cyborgs And You And Me And The Real Great Wide Open

I don’t know if these scientists are rebels, but they definitely have a clue. According to this article in Neuroscience News, researchers at Duke University have given rats the ability to sense infrared light. Not only can the rats “touch” … Continue reading

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