TED TALK: Helen Fisher studies the brain in love

Ted Talk Helen Fisher: the brain in love 37 people who are madly in love into a functional MRI brain scanner. 1. 17 who are happily in love 2. 15 who had just been dumped 3. Studying people who claim to be in love after 25 years of marriage. Guatemala temples Built by grandest sun … Continue reading

From the neuromatrix to the pain matrix, and back (Iannetti and Mouraux)

From the neuromatrix to the pain matrix (and back) G. D. Iannetti 1 and A. Mouraux2 (I actually met Iannetti at the IASP Congress held in Montreal this September 2010!) (1) Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, University College London, Medical Sciences Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK (2) Institute of Neurosciences (IONS), Université … Continue reading

Mapping Pain in the Brain

Mapping pain in the brain Source A D (Bud) Craig Many areas of the brain are involved in the experience of pain. These areas have been thought to form a distributed pain-processing ‘neuromatrix’ centred on the portions of the cerebral cortex related to the sense of touch. However, a new view suggests that specific pain … Continue reading

Neurofeedback fMRI-mediated learning and consolidation of regional brain activation during motor imagery

Neurofeedback fMRI-mediated learning and consolidation of regional brain activation during motor imagery Seung-Schik Yoo, Jong-Hwan Lee, Heather O’Leary, Lawrence P. Panych, and Ferenc A. Jolesz Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Corresponding author: Seung-Schik Yoo, Ph.D. MBA, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 … Continue reading

TED TALK: Jill Taylor’s Powerful Stroke of Insight

Probably the greatest lecture to ever blend Passion and Science. NOTES TED TALK Jill Bolte Taylor’s stroke of insight What is it about my brain that allows me to take my dreams, connect them to my reality and make my dreams come true, while a my brother – who is diagnosed with schizophrenia- is unable … Continue reading

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