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Thumbs on Faces, Amputated Limbs Moved With Mirrors and More Wonders of the Brain

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There is a fascinating lecture by Neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran available to view at Princeton University’s site.  Ramachandran’s work has been discussed on episodes of Radio Lab the most recent of which is a Radio Lab short titled Do I Know You.

In the Princeton lecture, Ramachandran discusses several fascinating developments in neuroscience including treating phantom limb pains suffered by amputees and the senses of amputated hands remapping onto the face.

I also highly recommend the 2006 episode of Radio Lab, Where Am I, that discuses phantom limbs and other wonders of the brain.

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Written by Aaron Nee

April 2, 2010 at 1:06 am

Knowing How We Know What We Know

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If you are interested in understanding how we understand things, then you will probably enjoy a podcast called “Brain Science”.  Here is a little blurb about the host and the podcast from the show’s site:

Dr. Campbell is an experienced emergency physician with a long-standing interest in mind-body medicine, the brain, and consciousness. In this podcast she shares recent discoveries from the world of neuroscience in a way that people of all backgrounds can enjoy. Dr. Campbell believes that understanding how the brain works gives us insight into what makes us human. She is also committed to showing how the scientific method has unravelled many long-standing mysteries.

Written by Aaron Nee

March 21, 2010 at 2:35 am