Monthly Archives: April 2012

Swaying in the balance

Grey’s Anatomy Inner ear viewed from above, the cochlea and vestibule Imagine attaching a metal screw into a ceiling then tying a cord onto a flashlight to the screw. Place your camera phone directly under the flashlight preferably at night, … Continue reading

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Max Pacioretty NHL 2012 Masterton Trophy nominee

Dear Max This has been a lousy Spring here in Montreal, with Les Canadiens out of the play-offs. As a little boy I would run around with that fresh smell of mud in the air as the hockey team went … Continue reading

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Elmo feel concussion

Do you remember the day Elmo had a concussion? It was the crazy days before Christmas when half-dazed parents lugubriously lost their cool scattering into the store to get Elmo, the shaking gift for the little people of the house. … Continue reading

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Palpating in imaging

S.A. Kruse et al / NeuroImage 39 (2008) 231-237  Conventional magnetic imaging gradients and radio frequency pulses that encode spatial positions are on the bottom left. The electromechanical actuator (a) applies vertical displacement to the object to be imaged via … Continue reading

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Consciousness

Once a long time ago on a 10 hour drive between London, Ontario back to Montreal in my little red MGB I fell asleep driving at the wheel outside Toronto somewhere on the highway 401 near Bowmanville close to Lake … Continue reading

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Magnesium

Two authors, Alan Yuen from the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy plus Josemir Sander from SEIN-Epilepsy Institute of the Netherlands Foundation based in Heemstde, The Netherlands writing recently in the Journal of Epilepsy Research have written an interesting hypothesis … Continue reading

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Tensegrity- a primer

HELLADELICIOUS tensegrity skeleton frame Here’s a follow up to the previous essay on the stress and strain design inside bone. It’s part of the conversation between bone and brain, especially a young brain as it grows inside what the anatomist’s … Continue reading

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