Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Zika Virus Infection: Basic Online Resources

Pan-American Health Organisation
Webpage

PubMed Search Results for "Zika Virus"
Search Results

ECDC
Webpage

WHO 21 October 2015
Article

Microcephaly -

NINDS Microcephaly Information Page
Basic Information Webpage

ECDC "Rapid Risk Assessment" on risk of microcephaly in Zika virus infection (24 Nov 2015)
pdf Paper

Monday, December 21, 2015

""Concussion' Lies" - From Slate

A good read from Slate about the movie, "Concussion":

Concussion Lies
by Daniel Engber
Slate
21 December 2015

Concussion Lies (link)

Don't mistake drama for truth, fiction for fact, excellent acting for documentary accuracy.

And, in the bigger picture, the loudness of an argument for the sound scientific basis of that argument.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

OBIT: Dr. Otfried Spreen (Victoria Times-Colonist)

Saturday, December 12, 2015

FDA Public Meeting on Computerized Cognitive Assessment

Public Workshop - Neurodiagnostics and Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Medical Devices Workshop, November 19-20, 2015

Meeting homepage with links to agenda, background papers, and webcast streams from the meeting.

[snip]

"The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the following two-day public workshop entitled, “Neurodiagnostics and Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Medical Devices Workshop.” The focus of the first day of the workshop will be cognitive assessment medical devices, which are intended to provide healthcare professionals with an evaluation of cognitive function through non-invasive measurements. The focus of the second day of the workshop will be non-invasive brain stimulation medical devices, which are medical devices that are intended to improve, affect, or otherwise modify the cognitive function of a normal individual (i.e., without a treatment objective) by means of non-invasive electrical or electromagnetic stimulation to the head. The purpose of this workshop is to obtain public input and feedback on scientific, clinical, and regulatory considerations associated with medical devices for assessing and influencing cognitive function."

[snip]

Friday, December 04, 2015

Dr. Otfried Spreen

Dr. Otfried Spreen died, aged 89, on the 29th of November.

A colleague, a mentor, a professor for so many of us in neuropsychology.

A true gentleman.

A true academic.

Our profession will miss him and his contributions.