11/23/2013 04:00:04 AM
French Fries (Photo credit: fritish)Gluten crept into my life a lot this week and has been wreaking havoc with my system. One time was deliberate.
11/22/2013 09:25:04 AM
English: An EEG (electroencephalograph) 1 second sample. The signal is filterd to present only the alpha waves. The signal was acquired in the Oz position processed with scipy and saved with matplolib. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
As my Gentle Readers
11/16/2013 14:34:44 PM
I have been flogging away for some 80 days on one exercise in Cogmed where you follow the dots on a grid.
11/05/2013 20:24:06 PM
Addition, division, subtraction and multiplication symbols (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Is that anything like Hunger Games?
Unfortunately, I did not do so well on the Math portion of the Cogmed assessment.
10/31/2013 13:03:00 PM
Posit Science (Photo credit: jurvetson)
Well, I have been very timely in my ruminations about getting lost (Gives herself a pat on the back!).
Posit Science has just added a module about navigation on their Brain HQ suite of exercises.
10/30/2013 14:36:00 PM
10/30/2013 08:55:56 AM
English: Baddeley's model of working memory in English (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Trudging along with Cogmed, a computer based training program designed to improve memory.
I have some scores in the high range-- especially those that I can use verbal
10/28/2013 04:00:05 AM
Research has shown that learning how to tango dance improves cognition, balance, and multi-tasking. The complex series of dance steps, rhythm, and coordination with a partner work many brain areas simultaneously, and the benefits translate to activit
10/26/2013 12:04:00 PM
Finding your way around town, recalling your grocery list that you forgot at home, and reporting the details of a car accident that youve witnessed. What do these events have in common? You must utilize your working memory for all of them. Working
10/24/2013 04:00:06 AM
Sound Auditory Training is still in development and scheduled for release in spring 2014. Plural Publishing is currently still registering users for a one-month free trial. Complete the registration form below and you will be notified by email when y
10/23/2013 09:44:22 AM
English: This is the title screen from the ABC series Lost. Español: Este es el título principal de la serie Lost. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I get lost easily...
One of my faults in life is not knowing where I am going.
10/21/2013 22:40:51 PM
HVS (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Got discharged from Vision Therapy.
10/14/2013 21:43:00 PM
de: Struktur von Lactose en: Structure of Lactose (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I hope I might.
10/14/2013 21:36:55 PM
Neurofeedback (Photo credit: Arenamontanus)
I've been going to Neurofeedback on a weekly basis for about 2 months so far and it is making a big difference.
We have been working on dissolving pain.
10/11/2013 16:50:28 PM
Major brain structures implicated in autism. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I suppose I could have started this post by ending the title with a question mark, but I thought that rather than asking a question about the autistic brain, I would celebrate it
10/09/2013 11:37:26 AM
Lady GaGa (Photo credit: ama_lia)
At 11, she began attending a full day of acting classes on Saturdays. I remember the first time that I drank out of an imaginary coffee cup, she says, closing her eyes. Thats the very first thing the
10/07/2013 18:19:22 PM
English: Boats in Annapolis, Maryland
09/19/2013 15:13:36 PM
really good article about ADHD.
09/15/2013 22:42:51 PM
But in someone who suffers from CAPD, auditory processing can be delayed or scrambled. Especially when theres background noise, the brain may try to process everything all at once and might never be able make sense of anything. Its hard
09/08/2013 22:38:04 PM
Recap on what's up with me...
08/06/2013 17:20:37 PM
One second of EEG signal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
As Cosmonauts navigate the cosmos, so do Psychonauts navigate the psyche.
I have been doing Neurofeedback using Fehmi's Open Focus protocol for the past month.
07/10/2013 10:58:22 AM
I wonder how the current initiatives in computer science for Big Data will impact the coming data dump in Neuroscience?
How the Coming Data Deluge Will Reshape Neuroscience |
Copyright © 2010-2012 Traveller Journey Through The Corte
07/10/2013 10:15:41 AM
English: Pictogram for Chess Category:Chess images (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Benefits of Chess Playing on Eexecutive Function:
chess increases strategic thinking skills, stimulates intellectual creativity, and improves problem-solving ability, w
06/03/2013 08:32:16 AM
Diagram of human brain showing surface gyri and the primary auditory cortex Angular Gyrus Supramarginal Gyrus Broca's Area Wernicke's Area Primary Auditory Cortex (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
New program for auditory processing disorder developed
06/01/2013 07:04:06 AM
Human eye. Español: Iris de un ojo humano. El ojo recibe los rayos de luz que provienen del exterior y los transforma en impulsos nerviosos en la retina, formada por las células de la visión conocidas como conos y bastones. ?????: ??? ??
05/31/2013 04:00:00 AM
English: Transverse section of the caudate nucleus from a structural MR image. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A region at the front of the brain 'lights up' when we experience beauty in a piece of art or a musical excerpt, according to new research fun
05/30/2013 16:47:24 PM
Teufelskreise beim Tinnitus-Syndrom (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
An epilepsy drug shows promise in an animal model at preventing tinnitus from developing after exposure to loud noise, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsbu
05/27/2013 22:05:44 PM
Talked to Cogmed Coach on Friday.
05/25/2013 04:00:03 AM
The modern keyboard is based on the intervallic patterns of the diatonic scale. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The other day, my music therapist asked me to sit down at the piano and play with her.
05/22/2013 04:00:05 AM
Spanish version of a schematic representation of auditory signaling. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Survey of the
05/19/2013 04:00:04 AM
I am working on working memory and doing Cogmed so I thought I would augment it a bit by looking into memorizing some choreography.
05/18/2013 04:00:03 AM
Since my vision is improving and I am able to do more with two eyes, I am noticing that I am doing more global processing.
05/17/2013 21:38:00 PM
Really Good presentation on Executive Function Skills.
05/17/2013 15:03:11 PM
HVS (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Vision Therapy is chugging on slowly.
Just had an assessment from the doctor and my vision is improving slowly.
05/17/2013 11:58:38 AM
English: Baddeley's model of working memory in English (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
My memory needs work!
Just started doing Cogmed, a brain training program that targets working memory.
05/15/2013 04:00:07 AM
Hearing exam (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
On picking an audiologist for APD
First, nearly all audiologists have their own test batteries from which they
select APD tests. There are guidelines as to which APD domains should be
included but not all
05/14/2013 21:21:36 PM
topography of brain cortex (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Found a great blog on music and neuroscience.
04/30/2013 04:00:05 AM
As my Gentle Readers remember, I have been doing all kinds of exercises to improve bilateral function these days. So, I decided to take it out to the real world and try a little dance classes at my local gym. So I walked in on a Zumba class and beg
04/29/2013 04:00:09 AM
I have been playing along in music therapy on some different instruments. I have not always been sure about the point but somehow I think it has been helping. It is a very non directive therapy. The therapist and I play together and we see where w
04/26/2013 16:00:02 PM
Thanks Suzanna for your question. Firstly you ask: "Do any of your patients experience linguistic confusion?"The answer is definitely YES. In 1976, while studying Speech Pathology and Audiology for my Master's degree work, I published a paper on visu
04/25/2013 04:00:02 AM
Went and had an evaluation over at Princeton Biofeedback Center for some neurofeedback. After getting myself really scrambled up and losing track of time and space, my Gentle Readers may wonder why I am trying this stuff again, albeit with a differe
04/24/2013 14:25:47 PM
Vision therapy Is going on with a new focus. In addition to the work we have been doing on the visual midline shift, my therapist and I figured out that I haven't done all the preparatory exercises that she thought my other vision therapists would
04/21/2013 18:56:00 PM
Nintendo Wii 'should be used to train surgeons' - Telegraph: A group of postgraduate surgeons at the University of Rome were put on a month-long programme of gaming using the Nintendos Wii console.
Researchers then compared their performance with
04/20/2013 04:00:04 AM
I think we are starting to nail it and I am on track to getting my Stereo Sue moment where I have true depth perception. As my Gentle Readers recall, I do have good binocular vision with 20 degrees of stereopsis. However, I do have a Visual Midline
04/19/2013 04:00:01 AM
Went to the Rubin as part of their brainwave series. This year, they are focussing on illusion. Next year at the Rubin Museum will be a series on Tibetan Medicine. I've been getting very interested at the intersection of Tibetan meditation, medici
04/18/2013 20:48:35 PM
Hubby has been doing some Tomatis and Interactive Metronome therapy with the peeps over at A Total Approach. He has been moving much faster through the therapies than I had which does make me a bit jealous. Also, he hasn't been getting as wiped ou
04/18/2013 20:46:45 PM
I like looking at things from another point of view. Over Thanksgiving, I sprained my ankle very badly. I was messing around in my garage and I went back into an alcove, which is 18 inches above the garage floor, and started digging into piles of stu
04/15/2013 04:00:03 AM
Genius is a big concept to get ones head around. I was surprised to find that no studies of this topic have ever been reported in the scientific literature. There exist numerous studies of intelligence, creativity, personalitysome of the key in
04/12/2013 09:38:43 AM
A100319_MAMC_TBI 1 (Photo credit: Joint Base Lewis McChord)
I have been doing some thinking about my hearing problems and I am wondering if I
am missing a key portion of my hearing due to some deficiency that belongs in the
04/11/2013 09:09:00 AM
English: music therapy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
"Nothing activates the brain so extensively as music," says Oliver Sacks, M.D., professor of neurology at Columbia University and author of
04/08/2013 09:13:00 AM
You want to cultivate the crackling intensity of the ninja, Daniel Ingram told me.
04/04/2013 08:10:08 AM
Great article about how to both give directions to people with Executive Dysfunction and how to get them to empower themselves by using self talk.
03/21/2013 10:58:13 AM
Frequent dancing apparently makes us smarter.
03/17/2013 21:10:00 PM
Once upon a time, I was invited to speak at an analogy workshop in the legendary city of Sofia in the far-off land of Bulgaria. Having accepted but wavering as to what to say, I finally chose to eschew technicalities and instead to convey a personal
03/12/2013 21:18:00 PM
The main thing studied in Buddhism is the mind, but not the mind in general so much as one's own mind. Actually, I found the learning process extremely scientific and not particularly at odds with my medical training. The teacher would lay out the pr
03/11/2013 21:16:00 PM
03/10/2013 21:09:27 PM
Scientists have connected the brains of a pair of animals and allowed them to share sensory information in a major step towards what the researchers call the world's first "organic computer".
The US team fitted two rats with devices called brain-to-
03/02/2013 21:50:15 PM
February was quite an eventful month so I didn't have much time to blog.
So what was I up to?
I started going great guns on knitting and jewelry making.
02/03/2013 19:51:08 PM
Visualization of a DTI measurement of a human brain. Depicted are reconstructed fiber tracts that run through the mid-sagittal plane. Especially prominent are the U-shaped fibers that connect the two hemispheres through the corpus callosum (the fiber
01/30/2013 04:00:06 AM
The vertical lines that youll notice on Secretary of State Clintons left lens indicates that the lens is a Fresnel Prism, a type of membrane lens that is cut out and applied to the inside surface of a spectacle lens.
01/29/2013 21:13:11 PM
Went to see Dr Blackburn and got some interesting news.
01/24/2013 21:48:21 PM
Photograph of Preetha Ram, Director of the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative, meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
01/24/2013 21:46:01 PM
La méditation (Danse Odissi, musée Guimet) (Photo credit: dalbera)
new study has found that participating in an 8-week meditation training program can have measurable effects on how the brain functions even when someone is not actively meditatin
01/20/2013 22:00:18 PM
brains! (Photo credit: cloois)
ECIC offers a wide range of cognitive brain exercises. There is no other program for adults and young adults with such comprehensive options. These exercises were developed at Arrowsmith School® in Toronto which has
01/19/2013 11:18:58 AM
The dorsal stream (green) and ventral stream (purple) are shown. They originate from primary visual cortex. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Took a battery test of visual memory, form perception and right left perception.
01/17/2013 04:00:03 AM
English: Symptoms of ADHD described by the literature (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
of the diagnosis. Make sure you're working with a professional
who really understands ADD and has excluded related or similar
01/16/2013 04:00:12 AM
5 things that make the twice-exceptional student have such a wide disparity between their potential and their performance:
01/15/2013 10:45:51 AM
Pottery Selection (Photo credit: violetknows)
Don't Bounce Me Around From Project to Project!
01/15/2013 08:27:34 AM
The patient with word-finding difficulty presents a common and
challenging clinical problem. The complaint of word-finding
difficulty covers a wide range of clinical
phenomena and may signify any of a number of distinct p
01/15/2013 08:24:53 AM
Synapse diag1 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The brain contains
billions and billions of neurons. These cells communicate with one
another by releasing small endogenous chemical messengers, called
neurotransmitters, into the synapse, where they are
01/12/2013 04:00:06 AM
Polysomnography (Photo credit: thejesse)
Just had my sleep study (polysomnography) and felt like I didn't sleep a wink throughout the night.
In 2009, my audiologist recommended a sleep study but it was low on my priorities so I didn't
01/11/2013 10:07:17 AM
English: Autopsy specimen from the frontal lobe of patient with rapid cognitive decline, myoclonic seizures, elevated 14-3-3 protein showing vacolated neuropil, compatible with diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob-Disease (HE stain, x100 magnification) (Ph
01/10/2013 04:00:08 AM
Microbiome Kit (Photo credit: juhansonin)
The Human Microbiome Project and other microbiome projects worldwide have laid an important foundation for understanding the trillions of microbes that inhabits each of our bodies. However, opportunities f
01/06/2013 20:34:11 PM
Main health effects of sleep deprivation (See Wikipedia:Sleep deprivation). Model: Mikael Häggström. To discuss image, please see Template talk:Häggström diagrams (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A long time ago, my audiologist had recommended getting
01/05/2013 04:00:03 AM
Karl Pribram and colleagues have presented evidence that indicates that memories do not in general appear to be localized in specific regions of brains (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Tom was one of those people we all have in our lives -- someone to
01/04/2013 19:49:17 PM
palm tree (Photo credit: pshab)
I was in Florida!
Had a wonderful time.
12/18/2012 13:03:14 PM
12/01/2012 23:29:02 PM
English: Sir (18051841), Scottish traveller and explorer, in the Costume of Bokharra. Originally published in Cabool: Being a Personal Narrative of a Journey To, and Residence in That City, 1836-38 by Alexander Burnes. Published by John Murray (Lo
11/27/2012 10:10:00 AM
Saving My Hubby (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
11/26/2012 16:36:39 PM
English: Line art drawing of two forms of crutches. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
On Thanksgiving Day, Hubby and I were going on a road trip and that necessitated a plunge into our, as yet, unorganized garage.
11/23/2012 04:00:02 AM
Since I am having some problems with memory, my physical therapist recommended that I see a neuropsychologist and do the program, Cogmed.
So, off I go to see a new neuropsychologist.
11/20/2012 23:53:00 PM
Another session of music therapy.
11/20/2012 04:00:09 AM
I have been continuing along pursuing crafts as per Wilma's direction.
11/19/2012 04:00:11 AM
11/17/2012 23:19:14 PM
I looked at my therapist's iPad cover and said, "Pink".
I have been continuing music therapy after a bit of a break from Hurricane Sandy.
11/08/2012 15:00:59 PM
Brock the founder of the Brock string apparently has written a lot on Strabismus.
11/07/2012 15:10:07 PM
[mb] Tinnitus (Photo credit: Merrick Brown)
William Shatner said it almost drove him to suicide.
When it struck Peter Phua, however, it drove him to action and a startup company offering a new hope for sufferers around the world.
What the acto
11/03/2012 21:29:23 PM
The present study aimed to investigate neurophysiologic mechanisms mediating the newly discovered phenomenon of respiratorymotor interactions and to explore its potential clinical application for motor recovery. First, young and healthy subjects w
11/01/2012 11:14:31 AM
Hubby has moved through
10/31/2012 21:54:06 PM
Ive been too busy to post my recap with Maude on the Cellfield treatment that I had been doing with A Total Approach.
10/29/2012 12:47:10 PM
I have been quite busy this month which has cut into my blogging time.
In addition to getting my new home set up, I got flooded before the hurricane.
10/15/2012 08:24:52 AM
Great collection of Iphone/Ipad apps for non-verbal learning disability.
10/13/2012 19:50:59 PM
A drawing of a face with a No symbol over the nose (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Decided to go back to tackling my snout.
10/09/2012 14:55:39 PM
Grasp reflex (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Here is a taxonomy of all the different ways to grasp objects.
10/08/2012 07:55:45 AM
I have been messing up my appointments with my occupational therapist, Wilma.... Not badly, but I have forgotten an appointment and have shown up at the wrong time for appointments (rather embarrassing).
10/07/2012 10:31:06 AM
This is the cutest video about using your brain to wag your tail.
09/22/2012 16:51:48 PM
09/18/2012 04:00:00 AM
Starting Music therapy over at the Nordoff Robbins Center at New York University.
09/17/2012 04:00:03 AM
Just to catch my Gentle Readers up on the end of Cellfield.
I finished Cellfield Round 2 (the A+) level with some mixed feelings.
09/16/2012 04:00:02 AM
English: MRI coronal view of the amygdala (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
We all like to think we make buying decisions on a rational level,
but neuroscientists tell us otherwise. While marketers have known this
instinctively, brain mappers have shown that the smallest part of the
brain, the amygdala, lights up like a Christmas tree when confronted with fight-or-flight or in this case buy-or-fly situations.
Recently, I visited with Christophe Morin, a French researcher with SalesBrain,
which is b [..]