NEUROLOGY

Mapping and Lesioning the Living Brain

Oct 25, 2017 by in NEUROLOGY Comments Off on Mapping and Lesioning the Living Brain

(1) Department of Neurosurgery, St Elisabeth-Tweesteden Hospital, Tilburg, The Netherlands   It is now well known that the brain is electrically excitable. Physicians frequently make use of electromagnetic properties to…

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Naming and Numbering the Convolutions

Oct 25, 2017 by in NEUROLOGY Comments Off on Naming and Numbering the Convolutions

(1) Department of Neurosurgery, St Elisabeth-Tweesteden Hospital, Tilburg, The Netherlands   Early anatomists failed to see order amidst the apparent chaos of the brain’s convolutions. It was only in the…

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Functional MRI

Oct 25, 2017 by in NEUROLOGY Comments Off on Functional MRI

(1) Department of Neurosurgery, St Elisabeth-Tweesteden Hospital, Tilburg, The Netherlands   Functional neuroimaging techniques, first positron emission tomography (PET) and later functional MRI (fMRI), have revolutionized cognitive neuroscience. These tools…

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The Diagram Makers and Their Critics

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(1) Department of Neurosurgery, St Elisabeth-Tweesteden Hospital, Tilburg, The Netherlands   In the late nineteenth century, the theory of localization was strongly supported by experimental evidence from both electrocortical stimulation…

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Wernicke and Connectionism

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(1) Department of Neurosurgery, St Elisabeth-Tweesteden Hospital, Tilburg, The Netherlands   Roughly a decade after Broca published his findings on the left frontal speech area, in 1874 Carl Wernicke (1848–1905)…

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Broca and the Birth of Localization Theories

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(1) Department of Neurosurgery, St Elisabeth-Tweesteden Hospital, Tilburg, The Netherlands   In 2009, Craig Bennett and his co-workers put a mature Atlantic salmon in an MRI scanner and showed it…

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Recovery from Brain Damage

Oct 25, 2017 by in NEUROLOGY Comments Off on Recovery from Brain Damage

(1) Department of Neurosurgery, St Elisabeth-Tweesteden Hospital, Tilburg, The Netherlands   It has been known for ages that some form of spontaneous recovery usually follows a disabling injury. In the…

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Aphasia or Agnosia?

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(1) Department of Neurosurgery, St Elisabeth-Tweesteden Hospital, Tilburg, The Netherlands   Wernicke proposed that knowledge of the outside world was conceptualized and that the necessary information that makes up these…

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Myofascial Trigger Points Comorbidity in Headache

Oct 25, 2017 by in NEUROLOGY Comments Off on Myofascial Trigger Points Comorbidity in Headache

Fig. 11.1 Referred pain elicited by TrPs in the cervical muscles: (a) sternocleidomastoid, (b) splenius capitis, (c) semispinalis capitis, (d) suboccipital and (e) upper trapezius Myofascial TrP pain referral patterns…

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