Have you seen the TED talk on “power posing?” Then you’re going to want to read this week’s NeuroThursday!
Another NeuroThursday lined up for you: this one on marijuana safety! It’s less harmful than many drugs (including alcohol binge drinking), but I wouldn’t call it Mostly Harmless.
This week’s NeuroThursday is a long one, but I had a lot of cool stuff to explain. Neural networks: how they work, and what they’re all about!
For this week’s NeuroThursday, I started writing one on Elon Musk’s NeuraLink, but it only ended up being five tweets‘ worth of material. So I called that my “placebo NeuroThursday,” and followed it up with a full-length one on the placebo effect!
This week’s all new, never-seen-before NeuroThursday: on déjà vu, and the details of human memory that make this phenomenon possible.
NeuroThursday took a nap last week, but it’s returned with dreams of explaining why sleep deprivation is a thing – and why it’s probably your thing.
For this week’s NeuroThursday, I tackle the recent scientific evidence for psychic powers – and why it’s unconvincing despite getting published in a major peer-reviewed scientific journal.
For the tenth NeuroThursday, I explain why our arms are so much more complex than the movements they have to perform. With bonus Soviet Science Photos!
Time for another week of #NeuroThursday! Maps in the brain, and how they lead us to the conclusion “the brain is enslaved to the body.”
I’m thrilled to announce that I’m going to have a speaking slot at the SFWA Nebula Conference in June! My talk “Understanding Neuroscience: The Evolved Brain” will take place on Sunday at 10am for anyone with enough fortitude to shake off their hangover and come here me talk about neuroscience, and how we can improve our understanding and portrayal of the human brain in fiction.
I haven’t yet developed the talk, so if you have any questions or issues too complex for #NeuroThursday, let me know! Or ask me over a beer1 afterward.
I hope to see some of you there! I’ll only be at the Nebula conference Sat-Sun (arriving late Friday night) due to the travails of work, but so it goes.