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?
I have another neuroscience essay up online: this one, Tools and Problems of Human Neuroscience, on the beloved File 770! Click on through to learn about some cutting-edge tools of modern human neuroscience, and how they might (or might not) still be used in a science fictional future.
Bonus: you get to see some pictures of me with electrical equipment strapped to my head!
#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!
I have begun a semi-regular Twitter feature: #NeuroThursday, where I discuss some cool neuroscience-related or -inspired topic for a public audience. The inaugural topic is Neolithic trephination!
(Yes, I know today is Friday. Shhh.)
Please let me know, here or elsewhere, if you have any topics you’d like me to think about. The more ideas/requests I get, the more often I’ll be able to do this. I want to go broadly here: if you have any topic you’d like to hear a neuroscientist’s take on (from brain to behavior to ???), let me know and I’ll consider it!