Introductory Neuroanatomy – Preface

As we get closer to the publication of our introductory volume of neuroanatomy, my colleague and principle author, Andrew Lautin, MD and I will be sharing our work on this blog. Here is the preface to our Introduction to Neuroanatomy. Preface: Various strategies are available to study neuroanatomy. One strategy encourages the student to privilege […]

Illustration

Recap: I have been concentrating recently, on trying to express my feelings through my watercolor studies. The closest I’ve come to attaining this goal was in a recent post (Adjusting). I had just experienced a major disappointment and was trying to feel better by painting a cheery picture. I was giving the paint-how-you-want-to-feel theory a try. […]

Flexible Neural Tube

Several days ago I mentioned the work of Wilhelm His, who modeled the neural tube after a flexible rubber tube. He noted that a rubber tube could be manipulated into forms that resembled the neural tube of the chick embryo, at various stages by pulling strings attached to certain places on the rubber tube. The […]

Balloon Brain

I started blogging in order to share some of my experiences as the brother of a severely autistic, low functioning and nonverbal person. I grew up in a time where little was known about autism and there was very little support available in the community for autistic individuals, their siblings or their parents.  I was […]