Long COVID EEG/fNIRS study! "This study aimed to correlate cognitive, neurophysiological, and olfactory function in a group of subjects who experienced acute SARS-CoV-2 infection with persistent hyposmia at least 12 weeks before the observation." Hyposmia is a loss of sense of smell. fNIRS is functional near-infrared spectroscopy, which is a very nifty method.
Some loss of prefrontal activity, but read the whole thing for details!
This is pretty cool--I remember the early RAISE studies in 2008, and I also remember getting an earful from European psychiatrists about how badly the US treats individuals with schizophrenia. Hopefully this means it is actually getting better (within the constraints of our murderous health insurance system, obv)...
"RAISE-ing the Standard of Care for Schizophrenia: The Rapid Adoption of Coordinated Specialty Care in the United States"
#science #neuro this is not a Frontiers paper, but it's a recent paper from the ENIGMA Schizophrenia group that I want to highlight. It was a project aggregating data from around the world that took forever to get going, keep going, and get through, and the key researcher died unexpectedly in March--so finishing it up was a labor in his honor, from his colleagues!
Plus, it's open access.
The editorial for this Research Topic just came out --"Mind over brain, brain over mind: cognitive causes and consequences of controlling brain activity - Volume II " includes seven articles published over the past 12 months.
You can see some examples in the image below--locked-in syndrome, spinal cord injury, intracranial EEG, etc.! How do we decode individuals' neural signals for neuro feedback or brain-computer interfaces?
Huge relief is hearing today that I'm permanently excused from #jury service on medical grounds. I had an unexpected call last week to serve on a jury, but with a #progressive #neuro disease leaving me largely #bedbound and #sleeping up to 18 hours per day I was totally unfit for this. Being in #Scotland I needed a medical letter/certificate from my #GP supporting this. All sorted now, and confirmed today by the #Forfar #court. Thanks so much. Big relief. #juryDuty #juryService #Law #Courts #NHS
Want to hear the experts talk about incorporating AI into geospatial research? How sleep actigraphy can be integrated into clinical decision making? The challenges with analyzing the UK Biobank neuroimaging data? Why and how to do #openscience in neuroimaging? It's all here (slide down to the Program section and go from there)--
#science #neuro Reproducibility in Neuroscience! This link is to the overall editorial, and the figure is the key point.
"Five of the papers included in this Research Topic used the open-source software NEST, a widespread spiking neural network (SNN) simulator, to reproduce prominent articles.... All authors made the developed code publicly available, thus providing a more accessible version of the model to the computational neuroscience community."
Chuffed managed some #accordion play. Still learning Money, Money, Money by #ABBA. Played on my big Paolo Soprani/Clinkscales 1981 piano accordion. Some fluffs, but I'm pleased with that. And again my right hand control kept up, managing lots of three-note harmonies. My right hand control has been much better since I started learning my new French chromatic button accordion in June. Which is helping recover long-term lost hand control from brain damage from my #neuro illness. #squeezebox #music
Небольшой ауттейк из нейронного AMV "Beautiful World". Две девицы стоят у моря, а вокруг них летает "звёздная пыль". Девушки получились излишне реальными, поэтому в AMV их добавление в нейронное AMV показалось мне излишним...
It was a small study so it's hardly definitive until replicated/generalized, but it's an interesting approach! The final model below shows adverse childhood experiences affect insomnia severity and the dACC response to shameful memories, but doesn't actually relate to shame coping. (But if you look at hyperarousal...)
It's Day 3 of #SciArtSeptember, and the morning of SF Zine Fest. Since I'm feeling a little nervous, it makes sense that I share one of my Generative Nerve artworks. I first started playing with this pattern in AS3. When I print them on paper, I usually use a light background. But recently, I've been experimenting with ink infused aluminum, and darker backgrounds work great on that.
Broken #tooth safely extracted. Enormous thanks to my fab #NHS #dentist who came in on his day off to do this for me today. Hoping for trouble free healing, and no #bisphosphonate / #osteoporosis drug related complications. But all good so far. Going back to sleep soon #neuro hopefully. And yes there was a crack running straight down the tooth as we could see after it was removed. #dental #dentistry #NHSScotland
This research topic "Improving Decoding of Neuroinformation: Towards the Diversity of Neural Engineering Applications " just wrapped up. It's four articles and an editorial--start with the editorial! That gives you an overview.
The articles range from connectivity in ADHD children to electro-tactile messaging and improving brain computer interfaces. Neuro engineering: Where neuroscience and engineering converge. 😁 🧠 👩🏭
And since we’re on the topic, here’s the older companion of this post, on EEG neurofeedback:
A woman with paralysis speaks through a digital avatar after 18 years.
Brain-computer interfacing #BCI is an incredible field and one I've always been interested in. I can't believe how far it has come in the last 10 years.
I can't imagine the pain of being trapped, silent and aware, for that long. Hopefully this tech helps her find some happiness, and others who can benefit from it as well!
Going back a ways, this is an opinion piece from 2017, with V.S. Ramachandran as senior author (he's authored many famous books about human neuroscience!). It's an easy read, trying to use the mirror neuron system together with sleep paralysis to pull together a common explanation for out of body experiences and the sense that "there's someone in the room!" when there isn't.
Always fun! Mirror neurons aren't the hot topic they used to be, though.
Waking after 15 hours sleep #neuro, after having a truly bizarre dream, where I was playing a computer game￼ set in a sort of alternative circa 1600 setting. Including alchemy, spying and royal intrigue. And episodic so could replay sections to maximise scores. It was quite an engrossing game! Wish I could play it in real life. My husband said I must type up full details (have done) in case I want to develop it as a game myself! #sleeping #IndieGames #VideoGames #HistoricalGames #dreams #GameDev
La profesora @edith_gs muestra el siguiente video: https://youtu.be/XsDT3m_F_pc El módulo 0102 estará comunicándose con el HT #Neuro, miren el vídeo y participen en este Ciclo de Conferencias sobre Actividades de aprendizaje en Iztasocial. Para obtener constancia: https://forms.gle/EXJ2CXuzssDyQhom8
Видосик по мотивам манги "Кокитос" от Кодамы Наоко . По сути своей, это фан-арт, но с выкрутасами. Местами персонажей можно узнать, но, по-большей части, если вы не знаете, исходники с чьими портретами использованы, то вряд ли догадаетесь.
Название этого AMV - "Звёздная Пыль". Вообще-то ключевым словом была фраза
"Anime Girl Stainding In Strong Wind"
, но... как всегда, RunWay учинил самодеятельность!
Это был очередной проект с большим процентом выбраковки... Ну, в любом случае, выслано около 100 жалоб с рейтингом большинства эпизодов разработчикам - вот, пущай и починяют теперь, хахах!
Итак, видео с волосами и девушками. Налетай! Торопись! Живопись!
Несколько вступительных слов:
0. Ключевое слово:
girl fixing her hair
1. Общее число итераций для некоторых видео достигало 20-30.
2. Большая часть видео - это многократная переделка уже, казалось бы, законченного варианта.
3. Сгенерировано по 7 фотографиям реальных женщин и 1 картине маслом.
4. Было создано и использовалось 4 фейковых аккаунта на Runway Х0)р (но кредитов всё равно на всё не хватило)
5. В этом видео всё равно имеются глюки, но они не очень заметны. Х0)р Видишь глюка?.. А он есть~~~
6. Эпизоды расположены в порядке приоритета: самые лучшие - во второй половине.
7. Использовались фото с фоном и без фона (прозрачные, PNG)
#science #neuro now this is a fun one but take it with a whole cupful of salt--with an N of 17 and doing t-tests on sums of t-statistics, I'm not rewriting any theories of musical perception on it just yet. But they had the participants listen to various more or less popular songs and then could look for intersubject synchrony--basically similar patterns across subjects' EEG signals, while listening to the same songs!
#science #neuro Call for papers on Cognitive neuroscience of Aging! "The Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging: Where are we and Where do we go Next? " is looking for abstracts by Oct 3 and manuscripts by next January.
"this Research Topic has the goal of highlighting the latest advancements in the Cognitive Neuroscience of aging across the globe, showcasing the academic excellence and high-quality work of internationally recognized researchers."
I'm getting ready to teach this fall (grad Systems Neuro) and the main assignments are like writing Aims pages. I would like to introduce the students to using AI like ChatGPT as a writing tool (and show them not to trust refs).
Any tips/resources (from either your own experiences or what others have written) that were very helpful? There is so much out there, it's hard to know what might actually be useful.
New podcast episode!
Dr. Sonia Mayoral shares stories about how she got started in science, her exciting research on myelin-producing glial cells, recent lab successes, scientific travel memories, advice, and more! Sonia's research focuses on uncovering the many functions of glial cells and their potential for developing therapies for neurologic diseases.
"Long COVID needs a multidisciplinary team ... But the healthcare system doesn't want that. If we can depoliticize long COVID and use it to transform medicine into what it should be for people when you have a disease that transcends one or more organs, then at least we could start caring for these patients now."
An excellent article on #LongCovid
#science #neuro "Is transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) effective to improve cognition and functionality after severe traumatic brain injury? A perspective article and hypothesis" --hot off the presses; it's a perspective article, so it summarizes the current field and recommends future research hypotheses that will fill the gopher holes in the current field. 😁
TBI is a serious issue, and developing therapies to regain function is key--see what you think!
#science #neuro This is a Perspectives piece from January, which makes it a highly informed and critically considered piece on where the future of some research developments might be going. In this case, sensory augmentation via haptics (touch)!
See the alt text on the figure for an example of sensory substitution (buzzing patterns to relay sounds to someone who is deaf, e.g.). They review several other recent developments as well, and the possibilities... 😁 🧠
#science #neuro Woot!! And it's open access, so have fun... I particularly like the image below because the ENIGMA groups are world-wide (heavily Caucasian but not completely), and the COCORO datasets are Japan-only, but the case-control results are beautifully replicated in general order of effect size for schizophrenia; less closely for the other disorders but still very similar. The most important thing was the diagnosis-free clustering on the volumes!
#science #neuro you know how a week's vacation goes by so fast? 😉 Just kidding, but this recent meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies of different experiments testing timing perception identified the left supplemental motor area (SMA) and bilateral insula as key areas. They used BrainMap so it's a limited view of the literature, but the results are pretty cool! and they do a nice job in the discussion--worth the read. 😁 🧠
Off with the head 💀
Puzzle crâne humain en 4 couches, dessiné, coupé, monté et pyrogravé à la main
Puzzle human head & skull, handcrafted in France
#head #skull #brain #skullart #bones #tongue #crane #tete #tête #cerveau #spine #puzzle #puzzleenbois #jouetenbois #jeuxeducatifs #jeueducatif #medecine #neuro #neuroscience #scrollsaw #chantournage #pyrogravure #woodburning #woodburningart #sciartportfolioweek #sciart #faitmain #madeinfrance #Ankoubricole
Happy to share that the book #iEEG - a guide for #cog #neuro edited by my supervisor Nikolai Axmacher is now published: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-20910-9
Many great scientists from the field contributed and the result is an extensive collection covering essentially all relevant basic and advanced topics of invasive #Electrophysiology research in humans. Wish this existed when i started m phd, but good its here now anyways
Digging out my schoolgirl #French to email #accordion makers #Maugein to tell them how phenomenally the new chromatic box #CBA seems to be helping my hand control generally, fighting my #neuro cerebral #vasculitis. 250 ish French words later and all done. It's a marvel how much French language I remember, even if I have to check a few words here and there. But I can write 90% of it in one go. Higher French in 1988/9 at #Hawick High #School was a very long time ago. #LanguageLearning #squeezebox
In response to a few questions people have asked:
Organizing memories for generalization in complementary learning systems
by Weinan Sun, Madhu Advani, Nelson Spruston, Andrew Saxe & James E. Fitzgerald
Delighted to manage 90 mins #accordion #practice, mainly trying #musicals tunes I'll do new arrangements of. Also played French #musette, Despacito, #ABBA, Bergerac, Spanish Gypsy Dances, #Scottish traditional etc. Been weaker on my right side since a huge cerebral #vasculitis relapse/ #stroke like thing in 2004. So it was marvellous to do well today. Here's a recording of a #GuysAndDolls tune A Woman in Love written as extra for the 1955 movie. Tentatively played here. #squeezebox #music #neuro
Time for a fresh #introduction. I’m an #academic #historian (have PhD in historic Scottish reading habits #bookHistory), genealogist, former computer scientist and #accordion player. Live with progressive #neuro disease. Keen player and author of #InteractiveFiction games. Also before I got too ill I enjoyed playing #CallOfCthulhu #RPG. Keen reader (that PhD was really appropriate!) and #fountainPen user. Originally from #Hawick in #ScottishBorders now live in #Dundee, #Scotland. #books #reading
» I knew what I was doing, ...
#Biodiversity is really a political term, too
As a word, #neurodiversity describes the whole of humanity.
But the neurodiversity movement is a political movement for people who want their #humanrights «
2) See a neuro or cog discussion buzzing on Mastodon? Think it could interest a wider audience and benefit from more input? Reply to OP with #NeuroBuzz and/or @neurobuzz!
3) Share links to neurobuzzing masto posts on other platforms.
Following from some recent discussion, who wants to give this a try:
How it'd work:
1) Click on and select to follow the hashtag.
2) See a neuro or cog discussion getting active? Post a reply to it with the hashtag!
3) The reply will appear in TL of all following the hashtag.
4) Option: Link to the event discussion on other platforms.
I'd love to chat with a #vision scientist about why they think some things have a "right side up" and not others. writing is strongly orientation sensitive, but brain doesn't seem to care when recognizing and processing lots of other complex objects. seems like a weird gap in my understanding and a really basic question. #neuroscience #neuro @neuro @neuroscience
#science #neuro Have you been thinking about big issues in cognitive neuroscience? Here's a call for position papers as well as empirical papers, due November: "This Research Topic is focused on new insights, novel developments, current challenges, latest discoveries, recent advances, and future perspectives in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience. ... Authors are encouraged to identify the greatest challenges in the sub-disciplines, and how to address those challenges."
Treating myself to #journalling time using my LSW Mind Cards #Journal prompt cards. Today’s random draw was “What does success mean to you?” I wrote a lot! Using my #Lamy 2000 fine nib pen with #Diamine Chocolate Brown #ink in an old #Rhodia goal book that I’ve used for many purposes over the years. Will not manage to write every day - I am extremely #ill now with my #neuro disease. But going to enjoy the writing bursts I get. With random prompts. #journaling #stationery #fountainPen #Lamy2000
#science #neuro From research topic on "What Makes us Human"--a position piece on consciousness from an anaesthesiologist! Another interesting perspective on how to define it, how to assess it (step back, Turing test!), and what to do about affecting it--
And there is a call for the Research Topic celebrating it, focusing on Risk Factors and Prevention of Common Disorders --Papers accepted until September! (and probably later, we tend to be flexible...)
💥MRC-funded Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) position to investigate the response of resident neural progenitor cells after spinal cord injury (SCI) in regenerative
and non-regenerative species.
Manchester (UK) & Montevideo (Uruguay)
Dr. Karel Dorey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Raul Russo
#science Just got back from a week away, and the conference was all about precision healing in psychiatry (a nice turn of phrase!). This Research Topic is from Frontiers in Psychiatry, "From Learned Helplessness to Learned Controllability: Cognitive and Neurobiological Aspects Involved in the Development of Trauma or Resilience"--a very promising topic!
Keep an eye on it; one of the articles out already is an excellent #neuro review and I'm sure there's more to come!
#science #neuro I set up about a hundred subjects' brain imaging data to get processed through Freesurfer on the supercomputer last night. This morning I could grep for "finished without error" in the slurm output files, and it was a beautiful thing to see all those messages scroll by! Seems like an achievement unlocked point. 😉
(I have finally gotten to the point everyone else was at a decade ago, figuring out how to run processes automatically on large scale systems... ::chuckle:😀 But darn, it's satisfying to nail it down successfully. Coding is a nice break from madly searching idea space for new connections and directions (research needs both!). 😁
looking for an old research paper where the nervous system of a leech(?) was stripped out of its soma and hooked up to apparatuses to visualize its spikes that indicated that it was making locomotory decisions in the absence of the usual stimuli - ring any bells? #neuro
#science #neuro This hypothesis and perspective piece was just published last week! You may have heard about the issues of reproducibility in functional MRI data--This researcher takes a nuanced view--
"By holding our interpretations lightly and understanding that many interpretations of the data can all be true at the same time, we do a better job of preparing ourselves to appreciate, and eventually understand, the complexity of the brain and the behavior it produces."
#science #neuro This mini review from 2015 about social anxiety disorder and the biology of consciousness is by Dan Stein from Cape Town, South Africa--he's also one of the co-chairs of the international ENIGMA working group on Anxiety, and a tremendous scientist. This piece is just a teaser, a short few paragraphs about the different aspects of neuro, bio, and evolutionary contributions to social anxiety disorders. A great appetizer for the research -- 😁
#science #neuro this is a research topic on the molecular and neurochemistry of the sense of self from 2016, and it's full of articles I will undoubtedly be highlighting a few of in the coming days, because they are all fascinating. Psychedelics and self-dissolution, semantic self in Alzheimer's dementia, anorexia, delusions and dopamine--take a look, there's bound to be something there. 😁 🔎 🤔
#science #neuro That vagus nerve just keeps showing up as being an important moderator of various processes! In this study, people hospitalized for recent heart failure got vagus nerve stimulation (it's a little buzzer on your ear lobe), and it seems to have an effect on heart function, unlike in the sham group. The idea that buzzing on your earlobe can affect your heart response still knocks me over, but it's a common mechanism used in studying vagal nerve stim.
IMHO still more hype than refute bits...
Nevertheless enjoyed the teaching, the original narrative with historical theoretical compsci & computational maths bits, then the practical translational research examples —incl. some @NancyKanwisher cool mentions!
ps: so recalled your student real question; now adding more practicality to my ironical answer ;)
#science #neuro People with severe mental illness like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (and others) are at a higher risk for committing suicide, which is an indictment of our (international) capacity to handle mental health care. But what is it in the brain that relates to such choices?
Here is a paper examining risk for suicide and fMRI connectivity in a sample with bipolar disorder -- right sided connections, but with input from the left frontal cortex as well...
Mothership Loudspeakers is making fabulous remixes of classinc FPS game soundtracks (and not only).
Here's a playlist I made of just his #UT99 remixes:
But there's also Deus Ex:
System Shock 2:
The guy works in FL Studio, so this isn't FOSS-related but I want to give him a shout out, because what he's doing is unique and precious.
#science #neuro There have been quite a few studies arguing that reduced white matter in various areas of the brain is related to the development of PTSD. This group examined people who came in for traumatic injuries, gave them a scan, and followed up 6 months later to see who had developed PTSD (I'm oversimplifying!). Only weak relationships with white matter measures were found, but see what you think!! They are careful to not overstate their case.
Interested in working with top scientists in a vibrant environment? Then join us at MRRI! We are looking for an Institute Scientist with expertise in traumatic brain injury.
For more info about the post and application process, visit:
Facebook reminded me that 13 years ago today I put in alternative/disability arrangements request for my upcoming history #PhD #viva at #DundeeUniversity. Worked well: a #wheelchair accessible room and time limited viva cos of how confused & slurred speech I get after a while. Loved my viva. #neuro #disabledAcademic
#science #neuro As I'm sitting here trying to work while construction noises go on and off outside, let's talk about auditory distraction! This study looked at auditory distraction during a working memory task in adults with/without Attention Deficit Disorder. As seems to be often the case, the distraction is harder to counteract under greater memory demands in the ADHD group. Not too surprising, but they do find some neural diffs too... Compensation?
I'm a #postdoc based between Paris and London.
I use neural network models and experimental data to understand how brains combine information across multiple senses (multimodal integration) #neuroscience .
I work with Dan Goodman (@neuralreckoning) and Volker Bormuth.
I help to run both:
🧠 COMOB - an open-source effort to model the brain: https://comob-project.github.io/
Just migrated to lingo.lol to be nearer to my people..
I’m a professor at #McGill in #Montreal #Canada who studies #language, #multilingualism, #psycholinguistics & #cognition using a variety of tools that include #eyetracking, #social #networks, and some #neuro approaches..
Looking forward to learning about people's work at this and other servers..
Lab web site: https://www.mcgill.ca/language-lab/
Mastodon Lab web site: @McGill_Multilingualism_Lab
Molecular cellular & integrative biosciences
“A new brain-machine interface is the most accurate to date at predicting a person’s internal monologue. The technology could be used to assist those with disorders affecting speech to effectively communicate.”
#neuro #neuroscience #brain #machine #computer #tech #speech #science #research #health #medicine #mentalhealth #psychiatry #psychology #cogpsych
The most detailed map ever made of the communication links between the hippocampus and the rest of the brain has been created by Australian scientists. And it may change how we think about human memory. https://www.technologynetworks.com/neuroscience/news/most-in-depth-map-of-the-hippcampus-raises-connection-questions-367546
“This new study demonstrates that the dopamine system helps the brain to anticipate the occurrence and duration of unpleasant events, but without taking prediction errors into account.” https://neurosciencenews.com/dopamine-aversive-event-21824/
I see what you did there…a (very) brief history of imaging and the brain: EEG and MEG
Hello. Twitter transplant here, not sure if I'll be here for good but mostly having my feet in different boats for the time-being so I can keep up with #neuro discourse on all fronts.
So, #introduction Let's see.. I'm a Sri Lankan psych. undergrad. from Cardiff Metropolitan. currently working on my honors thesis (mortality salience & TMT) and looking to graduate in summer after which I'm hoping to move on to postgrad, ideally PhD tracks. Most of the topics that interest me seem to revolve around the intersection of neurogenetics and evolutionary developmental biology, particularly within the context of language development and other forms of signalling from a game theory perspective as well. I hope as time goes by before the next academic cycle, that I'll be able to narrow down into specific niches to operationalise into proper research areas for postgrad programs.
I also work in a lab at the Department of Zoology at the University of Peradeniya, where most of my work mostly revolves around the genomics behind the disease ecology of vector-borne parasites and their behavioral ecology of their hosts and other neglected tropical diseases.
As far as myself as a person, I also work with moderate to severe prosopagnosia. I don't really have any interests worth mentioning outside of academia besides reading SF, watching animated series and feature lengths, being a climate collapsenik, long hikes to help me think or sometimes, unthink and working out to wear down unwarranted cortisol spikes. I've also got four cats and I'll be sure to show them off for imaginary clout when the moment arises.
P.S. - I'm currently looking for recommendations on complexity theory, anything you'd consider required reading, from books to papers—any of your favorite pieces, I'd really appreciate the suggestions.