A year in blogging – the most popular posts of the past year

What use are PhD’s? What future do they have? Hellraiser, sadomasochism, distributed and dismembered consciousness, and the brain’s experience of pain Biography Electroconvulsive shock and transcranial stimulation as torture methods in George Orwell’s 1984 Many contrarian thoughts and bullet-points about MOOCs The stressed brain… Impacts on work, business and cognition Reflections on the representations and… Read More

Registration now open for Careers in Neuroscience Symposium Galway 2014

Originally posted on Neuroscience Ireland:
The organising committee for Careers in Neuroscience Symposium Galway 2014 (CNS Galway 2014), would like to invite to you attend our symposium, which will be held on Wednesday 26th November 2014 in NUI Galway. CNS Galway 2014 is a symposium focused on career opportunities in neuroscience which is organised by early-career researchers from the Galway Neuroscience Centre in…

Chronic immobilization stress occludes in vivo cortical activation in an animal model of panic induced by carbon dioxide inhalation

It has been known since at least the 1920’s that inhaling high amounts of CO2 (20%) induces panic attacks in healthy individuals. There is a remarkable literature deriving from diving and respiratory physiology in submariners available treating this topic. The great father and son team [John Scott Haldane (the physiologist and polymath) and J. B. S. Haldane (the physiologist,… Read More