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NEUROSCIENTIFICALLY CHALLENGED

NEUROSCIENCE MADE SIMPLER

Welcome to Neuroscientifically Challenged!

January 11, 2008


Hi, welcome to Neuroscientifically Challenged! N.C. is a neuroscience blog that dissects current developments in neuroscience to make them approachable for the beginning neuroscientist, or even those with just a casual interest. It seems advances in neuroscience get more popular media attention every month. Not coincidentally, we see more advances each year that have a direct relevance to our daily lives. Thus, neuroscience is not only a great field to start a career in, it's also a field that it's becoming necessary to have a basic understanding of in order to grasp major scientific developments and analyze their resulting media coverage. Hopefully, this blog will help you do that.

The discussion here will inevitably stray into other areas of science like genetics, proteomics (the study of proteins), and other scientific areas, as well as a little neuroscience-related philosophy. This is my first blog, so I would appreciate any comments and suggestions as to how you think I could improve it. Also, if you have any topics you would like to see discussed, please let me know and I will do my best to comply. Thanks and enjoy!

YOUR BRAIN, EXPLAINED

Sleep. Memory. Pleasure. Fear. Language. We experience these things every day, but how do our brains create them? Your Brain, Explained is a personal tour around your gray matter. Building on neuroscientist Marc Dingman’s popular YouTube series, 2-Minute Neuroscience, this is a friendly, engaging introduction to the human brain and its quirks using real-life examples and Dingman’s own, hand-drawn illustrations.

  • Reading like a collection of detective stories, Your Brain, Explained combines classic cases in the history of neurology with findings stemming from the latest techniques used to probe the brain’s secrets. - Stanley Finger, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Washington University (St. Louis), author, Origins of Neuroscience

  • An informative, accessible and engaging book for anyone who has even the slightest interest in how the brain works, but doesn’t know where to begin. - Dean Burnett, PhD, author, Happy Brain and Idiot Brain

  • Dingman weaves classic studies with modern research into easily digestible sections, to provide an excellent primer on the rapidly advancing field of neuroscience. - Moheb Costandi, author, Neuroplasticity and 50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know

  • ...a highly readable and accessible introduction to the operation of the brain and current issues in neuroscience... a wonderful introduction to the field. - Frank Amthor, PhD, Professor of Psychology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, author, Neuroscience for Dummies