Archive for September, 2007

Liberal vs Conservative Brains (ugh)

Last week I managed to get mixed up in a huge debate on Slate.com regarding the recent Amodio, Jost, Master, and Yee paper in Nature Neuroscience. The paper was a brief report on the ‘Neurocognitive correlates of liberalism and conservatism’ where the authors reported that liberals possessed a greater error-related negativity (ERN) wave during a […]

September 23, 2007 • Posted in: CogNeuro • No Comments

This is a brain scanner

Don’t even think of asking if the brains ‘light up’…

September 12, 2007 • Posted in: CogNeuro, MRI • No Comments

Brain Camp Review – Von Economo Neurons

While at UCLA we had the pleasure of a lecture by Dr. John Allman of Caltech. Dr. Allman is a worldwide leader in the investigation of Von Economo neurons (VEN) or ‘spindle’ cells. While he was originally slated to give an introductory neuroanatomy lecture, he ended up spending much of the time discussing this very […]

September 7, 2007 • Posted in: CogNeuro, Emotion • 5 Comments