the naming of things

Let’s suppose you were charged with the important task of naming all the various subdisciplines of neuroscience that have anything to do with the field of research we now know as psychology. You might come up with some or all of the following terms, in no particular order: Neuropsychology Biological psychology Neurology Cognitive neuroscience Cognitive … Continue reading the naming of things

the Bactrian camel and prefrontal cortex: evidence from somatosensory function

I’ve been swamped with work lately, and don’t expect to see the light at the end of the tunnel for a few more weeks, so there won’t be any serious blogging here for the foreseeable future. But on a completely frivolous note, someone reminded me the other day of a cognitive neuroscience paper title generator … Continue reading the Bactrian camel and prefrontal cortex: evidence from somatosensory function

everything we know about the neural bases of cognitive control, in 20 review articles or less

Okay, not everything. But a lot of what we know. The current issue of Current Opinion in Neurobiology, which features a special focus on cognitive neuroscience, contains are almost 20 short review papers, most of which focus on the neural mechanisms of cognitive control in one guise or another. As the Editors of the special … Continue reading everything we know about the neural bases of cognitive control, in 20 review articles or less

building a cumulative science of human brain function at CNS

Earlier today, I received an email saying that a symposium I submitted for the next CNS meeting was accepted for inclusion in the program. I’m pretty excited about this; I think the topic of the symposium is a really important one, and this will be a great venue to discuss some of the relevant issues. … Continue reading building a cumulative science of human brain function at CNS