In this TED Talk Cambridge Neuroscientist Prof. Daniel Wolpert starts from a surprising premise: the brain evolved, not to think or feel, but to control movement. In this entertaining, data-rich talk he gives us a glimpse into how the brain creates the grace and agility of human motion.
A Mass. General Hospital study reveals how solid stress from nodular brain tumors compresses adjacent healthy tissue, restricts blood supply and damages neurons. The psychiatric drug lithium may be able to reduce these effects. (Giorgio Seano, PhD, Steele Laboratories of Tumor Biology, Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital)