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Simple Ways to Be Better at Remembering By Adam Popescuoct The New York Times 19 October 2017 article

Psychopharmacology Textbooks

Looking at a choice of a new psychopharmacology textbook for the course I teach on the topic. Do I go with the newer edition of Gregory, one of the Stahl books, or Iversen and colleagues... or some other choice? For the clinical portions...Show More Summary

Upcoming Event: Society for Neuroscience 2017 Annual Conference (Nov 2017, Washington, DC)

The Society for Neuroscience 2017 Annual Conference will be held from the 11th through the 15 of November in Washington, DC. Here is the Conference's homepage: SfN 2017 Quoting from the Conference homepage: === SfN’s 47th annual meeting,...Show More Summary

OBIT: Dr. Marian Diamond

Marian C. Diamond, 90, Student of the Brain, Is Dead By William Grimes The New York Times 16 August 2017 Read here

"Preventing Cognitive Decline and Dementia: A Way Forward"

From The National Academies Of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Health and Medicine Division Board on Health Sciences Policy Committee on Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Impairment Preventing Cognitive Decline and Dementia: A Way Forward Released: June 22, 2017 Available here

Aphasia Awareness Month: Dr. Katharine McBride

As June is Aphasia Awareness Month, I note I recently submitted a chapter about aphasia to be published next year. Aphasia is the loss of acquired language abilities due to brain damage, such as stroke. Neuropsychologists are often called upon to determine the nature and severity of these changes to language functioning. Show More Summary

MOOCs: New Neurobiology Course From Dr. Peggy Mason

Dr. Peggy Mason reported on her blog and on twitter that she will debut a new version of her MOOC course later this year: Blog post The new course will follow closely the contents of the new edition of her textbook.

OBIT: Dr. Isabelle Rapin

Isabelle Rapin, Who Advanced Concept of an Autism Spectrum, Dies at 89 By Richard Sandomir The New York Times 09 June 2017 Article

Brenda Milner, Eminent Brain Scientist, Is ‘Still Nosy’ at 98

Brenda Milner, Eminent Brain Scientist, Is ‘Still Nosy’ at 98 by Benedict Carey The New York Times 15 May 2017 Article

Structural MRI of the Hippocampus

This Open Access article is an informative read - Marshall A. Dalton, Peter Zeidman, Daniel N. Barry, Elaine Williams, Eleanor A. Maguire Segmenting subregions of the human hippocampus on structural magnetic resonance image scans: An...Show More Summary

Dr. Gerald Goldstein

Gerald Goldstein, Ph.D., died last week at the age of 85 years. He was an influential presence in the practice of neuropsychology as a clinical domain and as a science. His career spanned over sixty years. Here is a link to a 2015 celebratory article from the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System about him: Neuropsychology Researcher Celebrates 60 Years.

A Call for Science and Common-Sense, Rather than Marketing and Drama, about Concussion and CTE

A fine Editorial Commentary: Carson, A. (2017). Concussion, dementia and CTE: are we getting it very wrong? Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. Published Online First: 10 April 2017. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2016-315510

Upcoming Event: AAN Annual Meeting (22-28 April, Boston)

The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology takes place later this month. Conference Homepage

Perceptions of Parkinson's Disease

'People think I'm drunk but I have Parkinson's' By Lindsay Brown BBC Newsbeat reporter 10 April 2017 Read report here [snip] "Jordan was diagnosed with Parkinson's when he was 17 and says people often think he's had too much to drink." [snip]

TBI: Cognitive Function and Methylphenidate

A very interesting Open Access publication available today examining the impact of methylphenidate and cognitive functioning in patients with a traumatic brain injury: Manktelow, A. E., Menon, D. K., Sahakian, B. J., & Stamatakis, E....Show More Summary

Epilepsy and Antiepileptic Drug (AED) Development and Clinical Trials

The February 2017 issue of Epilepsia has a fine critical review and invited commentary about the current state of AED drug development and clinical trials: Bialer, M. et al. (2017). Progress report on new antiepileptic drugs: A summary of the Thirteenth Eilat Conference on New Antiepileptic Drugs and Devises (EILAT XIII). Epilepsia, 58(2), 181-221.

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