‘My Direct Brain Stimulator has been struck by lightning’ (case report)

Nowadays, many patients with neurological problems are fitted with Direct Brain Stimulation (DBS) devices such as Implantable Pulse Generators (IPGs). However, like any electronic devices, they can be adversely affected by strong electrical and electromagnetic fields. A recent case was brought to light in the Journal of Neurosurgery, describing the plight of a 66-year-old woman […]

New Row for people who distrust anything prefixed “neuro-“

Neuroeconomics, neuroeconomics, neuromarketing, neuroaesthetics, neuro-this, neuro-that…. Words that begin with the syllable “neuro” have come to trigger skepticism in many a modern person. For them, maybe, comes this study: “A new row ordering strategy for frontal solvers,” Jennifer A. Scott, Rutherford Appleton Lab, Oxford, RAL Technical Report RAL-TR-1998-056, 1998. BONUS (perhaps unrelated): The founding Director of the Center […]