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Sir Charles Scott Sherrington is one of my science heroes, so I'm featuring him on my cogsci profile. He is often credited with coining the word "synapse."


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comment How would synapses behave if resting potential was zero?
See if your library has the undergrad version of the Kandel book (amazon.com/Essentials-Neural-Science-Behavior-Kandel/dp/…). It's been out of print for about 15 years, but it's absolutely the best explanation of this sort of thing (aside from Kandel, Schwartz, Jessel, et al, itself).
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comment Are there useful applications for three channel consumer EEG?
Traditionally, sleep stages (according to Academy of Sleep Medicine criteria) are scored based on C3/C4 and O1/O2. Information from the frontal pole would provide some insight, but, as with any consumer EEG product, you're going to get mainly the muscle activity (EMG)of the forehead anyway.
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asked What is the mechanism behind unihemispheric sleep in animals?
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asked Do animals that sleep during the day have a different sleep architecture than those who sleep at night?
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revised Are there neurological conditions that can be worsened by B group vitamins?
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