NeuroThursday has been scarce lately, but I haven’t lost the rhythm: this week we look at what happens when you “choke,” and how you can fail so badly at precisely the thing you normally do best!
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Just letting you all know that NeuroThursday will be on break until at least January 25 due to work deadlines and travel. In the meantime, you can always find the archives here!
A special solstice edition of NeuroThursday this week: the eye’s special mechanism to detect the slow light changes of day and night, winter and spring.
NeuroThursday is back in action with a discussion of learning styles in the classroom – particularly the now-classic split between visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners. How meaningful is the whole idea?
NeuroThursday has come around for a late-night drink this week, and an explanation of the nerve injury known as Saturday Night Palsy!
NeuroThursday took a brief break, but it’s back to finish the Methods Trifecta with a discussion of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), the .0000001 megapixel camera!
NeuroThursday returns from last week’s internet outage with a primer on transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS): brain stimulation you could do at home, and why you probably shouldn’t.
This week for NeuroThursday, I unveil some myths & methods of the non-invasive brain stimulation technique known as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)!
This week I decided to pursue the follow-up questions from last week, and address some more philosophical questions about what our neuroscience answers mean!
NeuroThursday is back, picking up a reader’s dare: can I actually write “Harry Potter and the Principles of Neural Science?” It turns out I can! It’s about surprise and novelty in the brain!