Random thoughts on biodynamic craniosacral therapy and stuff we like

10 Dec 2012

Massive Ventricles

Massive ventricular enlargement, in a patient with normal social functioning (A) CT; (B, C) T1-weighted MRI, with gadolinium contrast; (D) T2-weighted MRI. LV=lateral ventricle. III=third ventricle. IV=fourth ventricle. Arrow=Magendie's foramen. ...

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23 Sep 2012

Body awareness 'cuts pain'

Self touch improves the picture of our body in the brain and reduces the experience of pain (Results from new study in Current Biology) Below is a link to a really interesting article on how representation of the body affects the experience of pa...

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24 Jun 2012

Amazing Surgery To Repair CSF Leak

Amazing footage of an operation to repair a cerebrospinal fluid [CSF] leak. In some patients, the CSF may start leaking spontaneously. This type of leakage occurs into the ear or the sinuses. In this surgical video, you will see the repair of a sp...

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09 May 2012

Yes, pain is really all in your head

Here's a great article on pain and the brain science behind the latest discoveries which appeared in the New Zealand Listener and is part of a growing awareness around pain mechanisms in the public domain. The article includes a piece on the neuro...

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16 Feb 2011

Science papers on cerebrospinal fluid flow

Below are some interesting quotes on CSF flow from recent research using new computer modelling of CSF flow in the third ventricle from MRI scans. There are also some great images on the site of Dr Vartan Kurtcuoglu. (Many thanks to GP Visser...

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