by Carl Sherman
At a recent NYAS conference, researchers compare notes, trying to suss out why so many older people show signs of delirium just after surgery, and to predict which ones will progress to longer-term dysfunction and earlier-onset dementia.By Moheb Costandi
In his neuroethics lecture at
the recent FENS forum, Steven Hyman described how what scientists have learned
about conditions like schizophrenia and addiction suggests that they may strip
a person’s agency, or “free will.” But data so far don’t yet reach the bar that
law demands.Kayt Sukel
by Guy McKhann, MD
The World Health Organization estimates that 55 percent of
individuals in developed countries like the U.S. are not getting the mental health treatment
they require. Can mental health apps help fill the void for those who
lack access to in-person care? One of our series of Briefing Papers.
by Florent Meyniel, Ph.D.
French neurosurgeon Alim-Louis Benabid may not have been the likeliest candidate to come up with a novel use for deep brain stimulation, but his pioneering method helped treat Parkinson's disease. Our monthly column from Brain in the News.
by Moheb Costandi
Bayesian tools, part of probability theory, are useful whenever quantitative analysis is needed, such as in statistics, data mining, or forecasting. However, Bayesian concepts have much further reaching implications in neuroscience: They are essential to the way we think about the brain. One in our series of Reports on Progress.
Q&A with Carl
Petersen, head of the Laboratory
of Sensory Processing at L’ecole
Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). He gave the European Dana
Alliance for the Brain / Max Cowan Special Lecture at the recent 10th
FENS Forum of Neuroscience in