Why Things Hurt

Lorimer grew a mo.  To help promote men's health.  It was during this time that he, and his mo, gave a talk at TEDx.  Here it is. httpvh://youtu.be/gwd-wLdIHjs … [Read more...]

Luke Parkitny on neurons that mirror

It is well recognised that the sensory and motor neurons in your brain light up excitedly when you feel or do something. Now we also realise that many of those neurons are actually more interested in what people are doing around you. These 'mirror neurons', according to VS Ramachandran, may have even played a key role in the rapid development of … [Read more...]

TED Talk – Ramachandran on Capgras syndrome, Phantom Limb Pain and Synesthesia

If you haven't seen Vilayanur Ramachandran's talk on what is happening in the Brain in Capgras syndrome, Phantom Limb Pain, and Synesthesia this is well worth a peek More thoughts on training the brain in CRPS: Reflections, imagery, and illusions: the past, present and future of training the brain in complex regional pain syndrome. … [Read more...]

TED talk video: Optical illusions show how we see

You might know that we LOVE using vision as a way to understand the dependence of pain on meaning. Well, watch this Ted talk video of Beau Lotto, a neuroscientist and artist, founder of Lottolab, a hybrid art studio and science lab.  It is very, VERY cool and it reminds us that pain is not alone in its dependence on past experience, context, other … [Read more...]

Oliver Sacks – What hallucination reveals about our minds

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