August 04, 2006

Interesting Brain Blogs

Read more... Schizophrenia Biology

We've recently run across some interesting "Brain Blogs", or web logs that are focused on brain fitness - that we thought you might find interesting.

SharpBrains - is a blog focused on news related to keeping your brain fitness level good. It identifies news related and software and related information that may be of value for people interested in imporoving the health of their brain. This is for general information only - it is not schizophrenia focused.

BrainWaves is a web log (blog) focused on neuroscience and brain news. Its very professionally written and covers interesting developments - some of which are relevant to schizophrenia. For example in this week's entry the author talks about a recent New York Times article about a study that has identified the part of the brain that is responsible for the "out of body" and "feelings of being followed" paranoid experiences that some people have reported. In the New York Times article they mentioned

"according to recent work by neuroscientists, they can be induced by delivering mild electric current to specific spots in the brain. In one woman, for example, a zap to a brain region called the angular gyrus resulted in a sensation that she was hanging from the ceiling, looking down at her body. In another woman, electrical current delivered to the angular gyrus produced an uncanny feeling that someone was behind her, intent on interfering with her actions."

"Some schizophrenics, Dr. Blanke said, experience paranoid delusions and the sense that someone is following them. They also sometimes confuse their own actions with the actions of other people. While the cause of these symptoms is not known, he said, multisensory processing areas may be involved."

For more information on the NY Times article see: Out-of-Body Experience? Your Brain Is to Blame (free registration is required)


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