Cutting Edge Neuroscience

WebNew frontiers in neuroscience and its relationship to health and disease; the study of brain disorders. Treatment & rehabilitation options for neurological disorders. Organizations, projects & collectives dedicated to research on neuroscience and understanding about the brain from a community service perspective. Interesting articles on the brain; anomalous reflections on the nervous system. Also featuring ideas on, and thinking about, nerve pain that point to the brain as origin and offer concrete treatment options in brain rehabilitation.

 

Institutes & Associations

On the Brain
Neuroscientist Michael Merzenich, leading pioneer in brain plasticity research: articles, videos & more
http://www.onthebrain.com/

BrainHQ: Posit Science
Brain training software to address a wide range of cognitive issues; includes blog, podcasts, videos, research & other free resources
http://www.brainhq.com/

Allen Institute for Brain Science
Accelerating the understanding of how the human brain works in health & disease
https://www.alleninstitute.org/

Neuroscience Research Australia – The Moseley Group
Independent, not-for-profit research institute with a mission to prevent, treat & cure brain & nervous system diseases, disorders and injuries through medical research
Professor Lorimer Moseley, clinical scientist investigating pain in humans
https://www.neura.edu.au/research/themes/moseley-group

Perlmutter Brain Foundation
Defining the Leading Edge in Brain Research
Pioneering work in exploring the potential of antioxidants as interventional treatments in various neurological disorders
http://www.perlmutterfoundation.org/

Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (NOI)
Education & clinically based research to seed “healthy notions of self through neuroscience knowledge” worldwide
http://www.noigroup.com/en/About

International Association of Functional Neurology (IAFNR)
Promoting research & application of neurology-based healthcare
https://www.iafnr.org/

Karolinska Institutet
Research in neuroscience & nervous system function to help in the treatment of neurological disorders
Teaching & training next generation of scientists
http://ki.se/en/research/neuroscience

Stockholm Brain Institute
Research program in Translational Neuroscience
Addressing the unmet in disorders of the brain
http://stockholmbrain.se/

 

Articles & Research

Scientific Proof & Research Studies on Brain Training & Plasticity
BrainHQ: Superb archive of published & ongoing studies
http://www.brainhq.com/world-class-science/science-proof

Stem Cells to Transplant in the Brain: Stealth UCSF Spinout Neurona Therapeutics Raises $7.6M
Neuronal cell transplants hold promise to treat epilepsy, chronic pain, spinal cord injuries & neurological disorders of all kinds
http://medcitynews.com/2014/12/stem-cells-transplant-brain-stealth-ucsf-spinout-neurona-therapeutics-raises-7-6m/

Crossmodal Research Laboratory
Important new insights in understanding the brain; integration of sensory modalities
Professor Charles Spence: more than 400 articles published in top-flight scientific journals
http://www.psy.ox.ac.uk/research/crossmodal-research-laboratory

Brain Facts: A Primer on the Brain & the Nervous System
http://www.brainfacts.org/~/media/Brainfacts/Article%20Multimedia/About%20Neuroscience/Brain%20Facts%20book.ashx

Gut Microbes and the Brain: Paradigm Shift in Neuroscience 
Journal of Neuroscience, November 12, 2014
http://www.jneurosci.org/content/34/46/15490.short

Out-of-Body Experience: Master of Illusion 
Nature – International Weekly Journal of Science
Henrik Ehrsson uses mannequins, rubber arms and virtual reality to create body illusions, all in the name of neuroscience
http://www.nature.com/news/out-of-body-experience-master-of-illusion-1.9569

Buddha’s Brain: The New Neuroscience and the Path of Awakening
Rick Hanson, PhD and Rick Mendius, MD
http://media.rickhanson.net/home/files/BuddhasBrainArticle.pdf

Explain Brain by David Butler
Learning from the pain revolution in neuroscience in the last 20 years
(Includes short video on brain smudging)
http://noijam.com/2014/12/09/explain-brain/

 

Books

Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life
by Dr. Michael Merzenich
http://www.onthebrain.com/2013/08/soft-wired-new-science-brain-plasticity-can-change-life/

Dr. David Perlmutter, Brain Change
The food, the facts, the science to control your genetic destiny
http://www.drperlmutter.com/