Welcome to the Neuroscience for Kids Newsletter.
In this issue:1. What's New at Neuroscience for Kids
A. January Neuroscience for Kids Newsletter was archived
B. 2015 Neurocalendars
Visit the Bionic Man at this site developed by the National Institute of
Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to learn about implantable
technologies that may be use to treat injuries and diseases. Many of
these devices could be used to help people with disorders of the nervous
system. Can you identify all of the technologies used to treat
While we are on the topic of words, the word "neuroscience" has letters
that can make up many other words. Here are some of the longer words
using the letters in "neuroscience": concerns, nonsecure, renounces,
insecure, onscreen, renounce, unicorns, reunions.
Show your BRAINY spirit for BAW:
This workshop is sponsored by my Sowing the Seeds of Neuroscience
B. "The Invisible War on the Brain" by Caroline Alexander (NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, February, 2015).
C. "Treating Depression at the Source" by Andres M. Lozano and Helen S. Mayberg (SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, February, 2015).
D. "Alzheimer's and the Aging Brain" is the cover story in DISCOVER
magazine (March, 2015).
B. Napoleon Bonaparte (born 1769; died 1821) likely suffered from epilepsy. (Source: Hughes, J.R., Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte: did he have seizures? Psychogenic or epileptic or both?, Epilepsy & Behavior, 4:793-796, 2003.)
C. American soccer star Tim Howard was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome when he was in middle school. (Source: http://www.tsa-usa.org/aabout_tsa/images/PSATimHoward.pdf)
D. Carolus Linnaeus coined the phrase "Homo sapiens," Latin for "wise man."
E. The height of a taste bud ranges from 50-100 microns. (Source:
Farbman, A.I., Taste Bud, in G. Adelman, eds., Encyclopedia of
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Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D.