Darwin/Chicago 2009: Friday

October 30, 2009

5:00 p.m. – Biomedicine and Bracketology Here’s the final report from today’s session, join us again tomorrow for a full Halloween day of evolutionary science and philosophy! Also, continue to follow PZ Myers of Pharyngula and Skip [Read more]

Neuroscience Wednesday

October 21, 2009

And so Neuroscience 2009 comes to an end, and it’s time to put away my badge, rest my weary feet and note-taking hand and think about biology below the neck again. Here’s the final installment of our live coverage, but come back tomorrow [Read more]

Neuroscience Tuesday

October 20, 2009

6:45 PM – The Opposite of a History Lesson Eric Kandel is 80 years old, was present at the first Society for Neuroscience meeting in 1969, is 9 years removed from winning the Nobel Prize for physiology and medicine. He’s also so well [Read more]

Neuroscience Monday

October 19, 2009

6:30 PM – Taking Drugs Like Driving Without Brakes The day ended with another emissary from the NIH, as Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, gave the week’s third Presidential Lecture. I’ve heard Volkow [Read more]

Neuroscience Sunday

October 18, 2009

4:00 PM – What Makes a Man, Mr. Lebowski? Sex differences appeared to be the unintentional theme of the day, as the press conference I sat in on focused on biology and behavior specific to males. This is an interesting scientific [Read more]

Laughing With Your Brain

October 13, 2009

Laughter is almost universal. It’s an expression that is seen across all human cultures, babies begin to laugh within the first few months of life, and animals such as apes and even rats exhibit forms of laughter. The ubiquity of laughter [Read more]