Functional neuroimaging measures activity in the brain and has both research and clinical applications. Although based upon only a few theories, there are a variety of functional imaging techniques using different technologies. Learn the basics and explore the differences between the current types of functional neuroimaging with this brief overview of fMRI, PET, fNIRS, MEG, EEG, and DTI.Read More
In his 7 song 23 minute album, Kanye West addresses some major topics on mental health from stigma to suicidality to self-medication on his 2018 album ‘ye’. Kanye’s brazenness has been hallmark of his celebrity and his sheer popularity paves a path to opening dialogue around mental health, whichever direction that may be. Whether you are a fan of Yeezy or not, there are some valuable discourses to be opened on the subject of mental health.Read More
Glioblastoma is a malignant tumor that affects the brain or spine. Typical treatments for this cancer include surgery followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy, and result in a median survival of about 1.3 years. Despite various attempts, minimal progress has been made to increase this survival expectancy over the past decade.Read More
Whether you’re concentrating on your golf swing, enjoying a cup of coffee or daydreaming about a favorite vacation spot, your brain is hard at work, timing everything to the milliseconds, to make the experience a smooth narrative and register the important bullet points in your memory banks. And it does this seamlessly throughout different stages of life, as we create our signature thoughts, stylistic movements, and degrees of athletic performance. The key components here are timing and energy management.Read More
We have entered an era of exceptional confluence between different disciplines, technologies, and institutions that contribute to emerging techniques in neurosurgery. From stem cells to nanotechnology to genomics and drug delivery, this will truly be the neuro-centric age, which is rather timely since, we are also entering an era where neurological disorders, from dementia to spinal pain are reaching epidemic proportions. Today I will concentrate on two of the areas where innovation has provided better solutions for performing surgery.