Connected: The Fascinating Future of Brain-Computer Interfaces

Author’s Note: Article originally published in BrainWorld Magazine. Technology has always feared and fascinated people. Revered for its role in shaping society and improving lives - feared for the same reasons. As neuroscience evolves, and technology alongside it, both invasive and noninvasive techniques will be used to view the brain, treat illness, and even enhance … Continue reading Connected: The Fascinating Future of Brain-Computer Interfaces

Split-Brain Patients

The corpus callosum is the bundle of never fibers that connect the two hemispheres of the brain. It’s the largest single structure in the brain, with some two hundred million fibers. As a last resort for epilepsy, this bundle can be cut in a procedure known as a callostomy. When this happens, a split-brain patient … Continue reading Split-Brain Patients

Somatophrenia

Look at the right side of your body. It’s yours, right? Or maybe it’s your neighbor’s… Somatoparaphrenia is caused by damage to the right parietal lobe. The similarity of this disorder to BIID, coupled with the childhood onset of these disorders, suggest both may be congenital disorders, that is, present from birth. The disorder is a … Continue reading Somatophrenia

Intro Neuroscience

Inside our craniums is an organ so spectacular, so inconceivably fascinating. This organ weighs approximately three pounds and allows us to perceive our world and understand it. Your brain allows you to predict the future and consequences of actions, engage in empathy towards fellow human beings and even animals not of your own species, and allows you to think … Continue reading Intro Neuroscience