mirror neurons

Neuroscientist Giacomo Rizzolatti, MD, and his colleagues at the University of Parma were mapping the brains of monkeys to see how specific areas of the brain function“They were monitoring a cell,” Goleman says, “that only fired when the monkey lifted its arm. One day, the cell fired even though the monkey hadn’t lifted its arm […]

The Icarus Project: Navigating the Space between Brilliance and Madness

  The Icarus Project. A visionary, comprehensive resource for outreach, organizing, and research on all aspects of mental illness. Focusing on establishing a network of grassroots, community based groups across the country (with global chapters forming), Icarus seeks to create an evolved vision of the experience of mental illness and to empower its members with […]

brainbeat

A recent article in the UK Telegraphposits that a damaged brain can heal itself. Norman Doidge, in his recent book The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science, tells the story of a woman who is perpetually falling: Cheryl Schiltz feels like she is perpetually falling. And because […]