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!
NeuroThursday is back from its summer break to talk about “muscle memory” – that is, skill/procedural memory – and how you can improve it!
List of all NeuroThursday episodes, in chronological order (oldest first). Apologies for any inconsistent formatting, but Storify is dead and Threadreader is unreliable, so sometimes a Twitter link/embed is all I can provide.
- Neolithic Trephination
- Brain Energy Consumption
- The 10% Myth
- The Discoverer of Neurons
- Handedness Across History
- Left/Right Brained
- Mirror Neurons
- Brain Variability
- Hand Dominance
- Maps in the Brain
- The Arm’s Complexity
- Precognition and Evidence
- Sleep and its Deprivation
- Déjà Vu and memory
- Placebos and their Efficacy
- Artificial Neural Networks
- Marijuana Safety
- Power Poses
- Fluidity of Memory
- No Teleportation
- False Memories
- Phantom Limb Pain
- Muscle Memory in the Brain
- Harry Potter and the Principles of Neural Science (aka Novelty in the Brain)
- Harry Potter and the Theory of Neural Science (aka Philosophy of Neuroscience)
- Myths and Methods of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
- Power and Costs of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Saturday Night Palsy
- Learning Styles
- Solstice Detection (Slow Vision)
- The Choke: Skill, Action, and Attention
- Peripheral and Color Vision
- Filling in the Gaps: Optical Illusions
- Filling in the Gaps: Time Itself
- The Secret Badassery of your Balance System
- Balance 2: Body Position Sense (Proprioception)
- Two-Space Typing and Scientific Analysis
- Yanni, Laurel, and McGurk: Auditory Illusions
You can always find recent episodes by clicking the NeuroThursday link under “Categories” down on the right.
This week’s NeuroThursday is on a topic from my postdoctoral research in amputees: phantom limb pain. What is it, what causes it, and why is it so awful?