The man with whom
NEUROPLASTICITY was discovered
and everything could be re-started...
Thank you
Mr. Eric Kandel !
Check his interview with Charlie Rose
Nobel Lecture
Are MIRROR NEURONS  the basis of EMPATHY ?
What exactly are these MIRROR NEURONS ?
Well, check this PBS links for a 14 minutes documentary
at:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3204/01.html
GIACOMO RIZZOLATTI       and         VITTORIO GALLESE
were the first to observe, study and name the "mirror neurons"
check their website and their papers...everything is there!
for instance their
"view of the basis of social cognition" or when
mirror neurons specialists are speaking to psychoanalysts.
Enjoy!

Parla Italiano? Check this video (click this line)
More about mirror Neurons ?go to: Marco Iacoboni great website ! and
learn about his view on
Mirror Neurons and the origine of empathy
Check his 2008 talk at UCDavis
Psychiatry will be another discipline of neurology...?
V. S. Ramachandran  and his fascinating paper: MIRROR NEURONS and
imitation learning as the driving force behind "the great leap forward" in
human evolution.

You can  LISTEN to his BBC his fascinating lectures "THE EMERGING MIND"

You can see  many of his lectures on YOU tube (check this line)
From Synapse to Psychotherapy AJP

To read my attempt to integrate
neurosciences and psychotherapy
(part one) click on the American
Journal on the right.

Neurosciences and Psychotherapy
"CORTEX AND MIND" : A fascinating
reading for those curious of
Neurosciences:
Dr Joaquín M. Fuster (UCLA) proposes that all
cognitive functions are based on neural
transactions within and between neuronal
networks of cognitive representation.
Dr Fuster’s research has wide-ranging
implications for our understanding of the brain
mechanisms of cognition. By gaining better
understanding of these mechanisms, we are
able to better understand the disorders of
cognition at the foundation of many
neurological and psychiatric disorders, notably
stroke, brain trauma, Alzheimer’s dementia and
schizophrenia.
from  Dan Siegel:

The developing mind
The Mindful Brain

....fascinating!
The brain's beginning
January 2008
Interested in free lectures by Kandel and other great scientists?
Explore the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and...have your
memory and attention ready click on this link:
2008 Holiday Lectures Making Your Mind: Molecules, Motion,
and Memory

You can also listen to HIS INTERVIEW AT KAVLI
FOUNDATION

and another interview on JOVE...this man is everywhere!
AN AMAZING
READING:
COZOLINO
2ND ED
CLICK ON THE
BOOK
FOR LINK
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FOR MY
REVIEW
The NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research is a
cooperative effort among the 16 NIH Institutes, Centers and
Offices that support neuroscience research.
"Erasing fear memories"
how does our brain do
? Check this
video in Nature (Schiller interview)
One step ahead in the understanding
of the underlying mechanism of
psychotherapy.
You can also check this paper by D.Schiller
describing her work :
Preventing the return of fear in humans
using reconsolidation update mechanisms
Daniela Schiller, Marie-H. Monfils, Candace
M. Raio, David C. Johnson, Joseph E.
LeDoux & Elizabeth A. Phelps
Do you know  NeuroPod? check on this link :)
NeuroPod is the neuroscience podcast from Nature, produced in association with the
Dana Foundation. Each month, join us as we delve into the latest research on the
brain, from its molecular makings to the mysteries of the mind. We'll also be bringing
you the latest news from neuroscience conferences around the globe, along with
special reports on hot areas in neuroscience.