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
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?
NeuroThursday is back in full neuroscience swing, with the second in an N-part series on memory. This time, false memories: so very common, and so very humbling.
This week’s NeuroThursday is only partially about neuroscience: it focuses on an article that made the rounds this week, claiming that the Chinese had teleported an object to a satellite. (Spoiler alert: no, they hadn’t.) But I do use a neuroscience story to help me explain the issue!