Daily Archives: May 1, 2011

In Depth: Neurons that Change Shape! Implications for Treatment of Depression?

After reading about the meat and potatoes of Chen and friends’ paper, you may or may not agree that Layer 2/3 “dynamic zone” interneurons seem to control ocular dominance plasticity. Below, I have dissected the paper in more depth to … Continue reading

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Neurons that Change Shape! Implications for Treatment of Depression?

For a long time, neuroscientific dogma dictated that the brain is hardwired. This was cemented by the venerable father of cellular neuroscience, Ramon y Cajal, when he said: “Nerve paths are something fixed, ended, immutable. Everything may die; nothing may … Continue reading

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Nobel Laureate says No to Sociobiology?

Apparently Richard Axel, 2004 Nobelist in Medicine or Physiology, “espouses the view […] that ALL human behavior is learned.” Glad to know it. You can read about Jen Leslie’s lunch time conversation with Dr. Axel on her blog, Scientific (mis)Communication.

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