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Brain Paperweights or Other Objects

In case anyone else is interested (or as geeky as I am). Here is a very simple protocol for making a paperweight (etc) with an extra brain that is not going to be used for research. I will upload some pictures so that you can see what they look like when they are finished.

Materials: brain, 100% ethanol, clear casting resin and hardener (available at most hardware stores), mold (can be any shape you like or you could make your own – I used plastic rectangular molds used for… Continue

Added by Adam K Dewan on November 8, 2009 at 8:12am — 2 Comments

Let your neurons relax, the predators are gone!

[Reposted from my main blog, NeuroDojo. The post there has pictures.]

Predators eat prey. Prey, over time, evolve features to evade predators. But what happens when predators go away?

This paper by Fullard and colleagues is almost a perfect storm of topics that I’ve talked about several times before on my NeuroDojo blog. We got crickets, we got bats, we got reverse… Continue

Added by Zen Faulkes on November 6, 2009 at 7:54am — No Comments

Whale shark brains: comments on Yopak and Frank (BBE, 74:121-142)

In the fall of 2006 I was at the JB Johnston Club and SFN meetings in Atlanta, Georgia. As usual, I remember feeling overwhelmed by all the information and all the people after a few days, and sought an escape. I ended up at the Georgia Aquarium, which was remarkable for having a gargantuan central tank that housed, among a plethora of smaller fish, several whale sharks. I had only seen those creatures on TV, and I was mesmerized. Although the whale sharks were adolescent, they seemed quite… Continue

Added by Georg Striedter on October 31, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

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