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.”
This week’s NeuroThursday neuroscience explainer: Hand Dominance! Just how dominant is it, anyways? (Less than you think.)
For NeuroThursday this week I fulfilled a promise from last time: explaining the variability of the brain, and what it means for a single neuron to have countless functions!
This week’s NeuroThursday goes into one of my personal favorite (hated?) hobgoblins of well-popularized neuroscience: mirror neurons. What are they, what’s the myth, and what’s the controversy?
NeuroThursday rides again with the most pervasive myth of brain lateralization: can you be a “left brained” or “right brained” person?
#NeuroThursday returns with the first in a sporadic-but-ongoing discussion of the curiosities of handedness. We begin by asking: is handedness genetic or learned?
#NeuroThursday week 4: Stories about Santiago Ramón y Cajal, discoverer of neurons, draftsman, and – no joke – science fiction author.
#NeuroThursday continues with some stories behind the myth that “you only use 10% of your brain!”
Today I present the second installment of #NeuroThursday: why your brain uses twice as much energy as your heart!