My father’s brain is missing  

Certain that years of meds, scotch, steak and surliness had gotten to my Mad Men-era dad, we agreed to donate his brain to Harvard. He came up clean - not a trace of damage or plaque. The findings are actually missing, not the samples. The Boston Globe reports: McLean Hospital said Tuesday that information about … Continue reading My father’s brain is missing  

Memory altering research the stuff of sci-fi, cinema and Sherlock

In the BBC's Sherlock, the title character --played by Benedict Cumberbatch -- often resorts to his "mind palace" to piece together nebulous memories.In the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a character played by Kate Winslet goes to a clinic to get  painful memories of a relationship erased..A bit of a stretch, but add … Continue reading Memory altering research the stuff of sci-fi, cinema and Sherlock

#Boston medical and health events: #Gun violence, #neuroscience and the #quantified self

The neuroscience events are technical, but the event on gun violence is rooted in the real world and available via a live stream. Also take note of a meet-up of the quantified self  crowd Boston Quantified Self Show&Tell #11 (Cambridge Innovation Center) Tuesday, January 8, 2013 6:00 PM Cambridge Innovation Center 5th Floor - Havana Training … Continue reading #Boston medical and health events: #Gun violence, #neuroscience and the #quantified self