Many of us live our lives with little mindful regard as to where we’re going… and where we’ve been. We go from day to day, just happy with the little accomplishments and with no major problems rearing their ugly head. While I think that’s fine for a short while, it’s not a good way to […]
"GI [gastrointestinal] dysfunction was prevalent in this cohort of children with ASD [autism spectrum disorders], observations consistent with the reports of parents and other clinicians". That was one of the conclusions reached by Victor Kang and colleagues  in their study looking at GI issues in cases of autism.Of course we've been here before... many times in fact, as autism research delivers more evidence that bowel issues are quite frequently over-represented in cases of
Kang V, Wagner GC & Ming X (2014). Gastrointestinal Dysfunction in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders., Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research, PMID: 24753336
With more and more brain imaging studies in the media, relating to different areas of human behavior including being creative, it is worth noting there are critiques of the validity and meaning of imaging technology. The image is from an article whose authors comment, “The brain is said to be the final scientific frontier, and […]
How Can People Do This to Each Other
Dr Joseph Chuman discusses the Rewanda genocide and other mass atrocities.
via NYS Ethical Culture.
What did you do when you read the word “focus”? You probably zeroed in on the word and prepared for that big, important lesson that’s about to be thrown at you. Many of us are wired to listen only when it’s important. Think about it: when you are sitting in class, listening to Coach, or in […]
The new film "Heaven is for Real" relates a young boy's visit to heaven, though recent brain imaging research suggests a different explanation. Continue reading →
Your Brain is Plastic
Hank explains the gift that your brain gives you every day: the gift of neural plasticity — the ways in which your brain actually changes at the cellular level as you learn.
David Frim, MD, Chief of the Section of Neurosurgery, will receive the second Gary Lichtenstein Humanitarian Award on May, 4.