Monday, July 03, 2017
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Health and Medicine Division
Board on Health Sciences Policy
Committee on Preventing Dementia and Cognitive Impairment
Preventing Cognitive Decline and Dementia: A Way Forward
Released: June 22, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017
My contribution is a biography of Dr. Katharine McBride, a psychologist working with neurologist Dr. Theodore Weisenburg from 1929 through 1934. They created the first comprehensive aphasia testing battery that was based on the triad of: the use of psychometric tests, tests were standardized in format and scoring, and test performances included the comparative results of performances by healthy adults. McBride’s enduring contribution to aphasia assessment remains all the more exceptional as she started her role in this clinical research whilst still a graduate student.
Katharine McBride would leave psychological research to become the very successful fourth president of Bryn Mawr College (US), a position she held from 1942 through 1970. At the time of her naming in December 1941, she was one of the few women and, at 37 years of age, one of the youngest persons to become president of an American college or university. Her tenure was known for its promotion of diversity, equality of access, and equal rights across the spectrum of American society. Poet Marianne Moore’s poem about McBride calling her Bryn Mawr’s “creatively unarrogant president” remains a celebrated part of Bryn Mawr’s culture.
Monday, June 12, 2017
The new course will follow closely the contents of the new edition of her textbook.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Monday, May 15, 2017
by Benedict Carey
The New York Times
15 May 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
Marshall A. Dalton, Peter Zeidman, Daniel N. Barry, Elaine Williams, Eleanor A. Maguire
Segmenting subregions of the human hippocampus on structural magnetic resonance image scans: An illustrated tutorial
Brain and Neuroscience Advances
First published date: April-06-2017
A snippet from the Abstract -
"The hippocampus plays a central role in cognition, and understanding the specific contributions of its subregions will likely be key to explaining its wide-ranging functions. However, delineating substructures within the human hippocampus in vivo from magnetic resonance image scans is fraught with difficulties. To our knowledge, the extant literature contains only brief descriptions of segmentation procedures used to delineate hippocampal subregions in magnetic resonance imaging/functional magnetic resonance imaging studies."
Thursday, April 13, 2017
His career spanned over sixty years.
Here is a link to a 2015 celebratory article from the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System about him: Neuropsychology Researcher Celebrates 60 Years.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Carson, A. (2017). Concussion, dementia and CTE: are we getting it very wrong? Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. Published Online First: 10 April 2017. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2016-315510
By Lindsay Brown
BBC Newsbeat reporter
10 April 2017
"Jordan was diagnosed with Parkinson's when he was 17 and says people often think he's had too much to drink."
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Manktelow, A. E., Menon, D. K., Sahakian, B. J., & Stamatakis, E. A. (2017). Working Memory after Traumatic Brain Injury: The Neural Basis of Improved Performance with Methylphenidate. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 11(58). doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2017.00058
Monday, April 03, 2017
Bialer, M. et al. (2017). Progress report on new antiepileptic drugs: A summary of the Thirteenth Eilat Conference on New Antiepileptic Drugs and Devises (EILAT XIII). Epilepsia, 58(2), 181-221.