Monday, January 31, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
This article in the Science Section of the New York Times discusses research which shows that being tested on material is one of the best ways to study and REMEMBER new material.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Arizona Congressional Representative Gabrielle (Gaby) Giffords was shot in an assassination attempt as she met with people from her congressional district. She survived a point-blank shot through her brain. 13 others are also injured and tragically, 6 people were killed by the gunman before bystanders wrestled him to the ground.
Based on what you know about neuroanatomy, what might Congresswoman Giffords' recovery be like? What abilities may she lose due to this injury?
Why did doctors remove a large portion of her skull? Why is she being kept in a "medically induced coma?"
The site WebMD has a good set of answers to frequently asked questions
The New York Times also wrote about the issues around Rep. Giffords' injury.