Easing Brain Fatigue With a Walk in the Park
Calm and focus can be restored by spending even a little time in green spaces, away from the jangle of city living, a new study employing portable brain wave measuring technology suggests.
Today I supported this research by taking my study break on a walk in the park.
Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde | This American Life
Dr. Benjamin Gilmer (left) gets a job at a rural clinic. He finds out he’s replaced someone — also named Dr. Gilmer (picture) — who went to prison after killing his own father. But the more Benjamin’s patients talk about the other Dr. Gilmer, the more confused he becomes. Everyone loved the old Dr. Gilmer.
I tend to obsess over This American Life, but this week’s episode may have been my favorite in the show’s history. I actually gasped when the ending was revealed. This episode speaks volumes about what we know, and especially what we don’t know, about the brain and mental health. Have a listen!
Neuroscience: Researchers Discover New Clues About How Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Develops
Big news in research for ALS. I attended a clinical trials seminar at the Neurology Conference I attended this month, and 3 of the 5 updates were regarding ALS and treatment. All of the drugs and therapies tested were concluded to be ineffective, a outcome that is apparently common in research for this disease. Nice to see some promising results!
Johns Hopkins scientists say they have evidence from animal studies that a type of central nervous system cell other than motor neurons plays a fundamental role in the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal degenerative disease. The discovery holds promise, they say, for…
I just booked my tickets to the American Academy of Neurology Conference in San Diego. The last time I was there, I was working as Line Producer on a documentary about Comic Con. I was managing a 25 camera crew and directing wookies and storm troopers to their interviews.
This year I submitted an abstract on neuromuscular disease and it was accepted to the Child Neurology panel. I’ll be presenting a poster there in March, along with the co-authors who have been incredible mentors.
Times have certainly changed. I probably won’t see any wookies this year…