Category: Cognitive Neurology

Localizing linguistics

Form follows function. This axiom claims some of its scientific origins from the writings of Jean-Baptist-Lamarck (remember him? the wrong version of Darwin), among others. And what it means, in health at least, is...

CAFFEINE!!!

Yes, this deserves 3 exclamation marks. I can’t tell you how excited I was to do this episode. And it wasn’t just the caffeine I was using that made me excited, it really was...

Prions

The reason we call it Creuztfeldt-Jakob Disease originates from some of the first original descriptions. And if there is anything to remember about in medicine, if you want to be remembered for something, you’ve...

Wernicke’s Encephalopathy

History. It was almost a footnote the way Carl Wernicke described the first cases that would later be recognized as Wernicke’s encephalopathy. Characterized by a triad of acute confusion, ophthalmoparesis, and ataxia, this clinical...