Monthly Archive: October, 2015

What has fibromyalgia to do with the nervous system?

Most neurologists would perish the thought that fibromyalgia has anything to do with the nervous system. Any mention of it would induce sighs and tut tuts. There is however emerging evidence linking fibromyalgia to dysfunctional central pain… Continue reading

Neurology blogs update

A quick post to add a couple of blogs to my blogroll. The first is the Stroke blog. It is clearly for the academic minded! The other is Brain Watch. More colourful and… Continue reading

Pareidolias-why we see non-existent faces

Human beings are prone to see patterns where none exist. This concept of pareidolias often has religious connotations, and has led to bouts of religious fervour. Wikipedia describes this as a psychological phenomenon wherein ‘the mind… Continue reading

Neurology charities update

This quick blog is to update my list of neurology charities with the ME Association. Here is my previous post on neurology charities.

Multiple sclerosis treatment: new kids on the block

Multiple sclerosis is a scourge. It frequently targets the young with devastating, often life-long, effects. It spares no parts of the central nervous system, affecting the brain, spinal cord and major nerves. There are several MS risk… Continue reading

Mozart and seizures? The links between epilepsy and music

An odd connection you may say but here are quite a few things that link epilepsy with music. lepsy. The first is the therapeutic effect of on epilepsy. This has been termed ‘The Mozart Effect‘… Continue reading

6 innovations in the treatment of spinal cord injury

There are very few disabilities worse than paralysis from spinal cord injury. This often results from sudden catastrophes and frequently affects the young and active. It is very poignant that many incidents occur during recreational activities,… Continue reading

Is there a link between genius, creativity and bipolar disorder?

It must be tough having a mental health problem but does it come with some advantages? Its hard to think of any until I came across this paper in Molecular Psychiatry. It suggests… Continue reading

Will Smith and chronic traumatic encephalopathy?

No, Will Smith has not developed chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). He is however playing Nigerian-born Bennett Omalu in an upcoming film, Concussion. The Nigerian-born and trained forensic pathologist was the first to report an… Continue reading

Top 10 abstracts from ANA 2015

Finally from ANA 2015, here are my top 10 abstracts/posters. My main criterion is posters that made me go ‘hmmm-that’s interesting!’ Musical hallucinosis occur in neurodegenerative disorders especially Lewy body disease (LBD) Transcranial direct… Continue reading