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Grand Rounds: Brain and Cognition edition

Encephalon (brain & mind blog car­ni­val, edi­tion ) final­ly meets Grand Rounds (health & med­i­cine blog car­ni­val).

What a nice sur­prise. Hel­lo. Nice to meet you!

Note: Chron­ic Babe wins a com­pli­men­ta­ry copy of The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness for basi­cal­ly invent­ing cog­ni­tive sleep ther­a­py. Con­grats!

Life and Death

Mind­Hacks dis­cuss­es an unex­pect­ed surge in brain activ­i­ty when blood pres­sure drops to zero.

In Sick­ness & In Health suf­fers a death in the fam­i­ly. Adam shem tov. A man of good name.

Brain­Blog­ger won­ders, is reli­gion a “nat­ur­al” phe­nom­e­non?

Mind and Empa­thy

Behav­ior­ism & Men­tal Health finds that every­one can have a men­tal ill­ness — take a look at “Adjust­ment Dis­or­der”.

ACP Internist rein­forces the impor­tance of empa­thy. Nov­el Patient encour­ages patients to dream big, Flo­re­cen­dot­com high­lights how patients them­selves con­tribute to patient safe­ty. The Hip­po­crat­ic Oaf dis­cuss­es the feel­ings of a med­ical stu­dent. Clin­i­cal Cas­es won­ders what doc­tors  in train­ing car­ry in their white coats.

Advances in the His­to­ry of Psy­chol­o­gy exam­ines an impor­tant ear­ly step in the jour­ney to con­cep­tu­al­ize cog­ni­tion and emo­tion from a neur­al point of view.

The Fit­ness Fix­er empathizes with her feet.

Brain

How to Cope With Pain dis­cuss­es a con­tro­ver­sial treat­ment for severe pain.

Neu­rophiloso­pher shows how vision (view­ing one’s body) can mod­u­late the sens­es of touch and pain. Fun exper­i­ments  includ­ed. Neu­r­o­crit­ic takes things one step fur­ther, and takes us to the poten­tial future of tat­too removal.

Prov­i­den­tia announces a new NFL Con­cus­sion Com­mit­tee. 300,000 sports-relat­ed trau­mat­ic brain injuries occur in the Unit­ed States alone each year.

Sharp­Brains answers 15 com­mon ques­tions relat­ed to neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty.

Med­ical Smart­phones sug­gests smart­phones can act as periph­er­al brains.

Cog­ni­tive Dai­ly intro­duces us to the com­bi­na­tion of fMRI research and genet­ic analy­sis to iden­ti­fy a genet­ic basis for anger.

Tech­nol­o­gy

Health Busi­ness Blog issues a warn­ing to tel­era­di­ol­o­gists and oth­er tele-providers.

Anti­clue explains how to sell the con­cept of Elec­tron­ic Health Records.

Shrink Rap offers the provider’s guide to Face­book. ACP Hos­pi­tal­ist cov­ers Twit­ter obses­sion.

Dia­betes Mine won­ders about the safe­ty of inhal­able insulin.

Big, broad ques­tions

Neu­roan­thro­pol­o­gy, a neu­roan­thro­pol­o­gy group blog, avoid the kind of cog­ni­tive bias that we at Sharp­Brains suf­fer all too often, and asks, Why Neu­roan­thro­pol­o­gy?

Teen Health 411 kind­ly reviews our recent Sharp­Brains book, and enjoys read­ing how humans devel­oped cul­tur­al sys­tems to help young peo­ple mas­ter the knowl­edge and skills they need to sur­vive. High­light Health likes the book too, plac­ing it in the right life­long con­text.

The Cock­roach Catch­er sug­gests a solu­tion for ADHD in Chi­na: play­ing the piano.

Spe­cif­ic answers

Aller­gy Notes dis­cuss­es a treat­ment for preg­nant women with aller­gic rhini­tis.

Med­i­cine for the Out­doors intro­duces us to a use­ful device to man­age bone frac­tures.

Next edi­tion of Grand Rounds: Octo­ber 27th, Code­Blog.

Next edi­tion of Encephalon: Novem­ber 2nd, Prov­i­den­tia.

Good night! good morn­ing!

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  1. rlbates says:

    Very nice edi­tion!

  2. Am Ang Zhang says:

    Thanks. Noc­tors are of course a pecu­liar Eng­lish phe­nom­e­non and the peo­ple did not know how bad it is going to be: As bad as our den­tal ser­vice!

    It may be a bit of a tongue-in-cheek but 30 mil­lion fam­i­lies is a large num­ber. At least we will keep Jul­liard and the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Opera well sup­plied with musi­cians.

    The Cock­roach Catch­er

  3. Kim says:

    Wow, Alvaro — this is fan­tas­tic! What a great selec­tion of top­ics! I’ll be read­ing this tomor­row with lat­te in hand! : )

  4. Thanks for a great edi­tion!

  5. * blush * thanks for the win! so excit­ing. i’m thrilled to be part of grand rounds again — such an awe­some project, and great work this week, alvaro.

  6. Thanks Alvaro! For includ­ing my post and also for giv­ing me the inspi­ra­tion to write this one (has a Grand Rounds link): http://florencedotcom.blogspot.com/2009/10/car-dating-cognitive-dissonance-at.html

    And for­get what I said about “just not that into you.” I real­ly am!

  7. Loy30 says:

    Remark­ably, that fear lingers on– for years after our school days are dis­tant mem­o­ries. ,

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