I would just like to thank all visitors to the site for checking out this blog.
Since I am rather new to the art of blogging it may be a while before my first in depth article appears, but please keep checking back from time to time.
My first piece will concern itself with, aptly I think, whether the brain is actually both plastic, and elastic. In other words, is it the case that the brain undergoes only permanent changes (plastic) or is this more of a special case and more often than the not the brain undergoes a change temporarily only to revert back to its original form (elastic) if the change was unnecessary.
While I work on that, may I suggest a few of my favorite Neuroblogs for your enjoyment:
Neurophilosphy - Mo's post are always very succinct, informative, and up-to-date. His posts range the gamut from the synapse, fMRI, to interviews and blogging about current conferences.
He does not know it, but his blog was my first introduction to neuroblogging and I am indebted to him for spurning my interest.
The Frontal Cortex - Jonah Lehrer - a fantastic writer, is editor-at large of Seed Magazine.
The Neurocritic - always providing edgy critques for the cynic in all of us.
Neuronism - another upstart neuroblog. I am not too familair with it, but I dig Cian's most recent post on dendritic plasticity