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Wednesday, 16 January 2013
What does it take to overcome Neurological Orthodoxy?
The world of a neuroskeptic!
Almost every day I read the latest offerings from the blog dean’s stroke musings and each day I am surprised at the volume of relevant information for conductors that is unearthed there. Every now and then Dean scatters some of his own post-stroke experiences amongst it and occasionally there are links that he suggests readers ask their therapists and doctors about that are a little bit tongue-in-cheek!
I suspect that this is one of those tongue in cheek instances – “Drunk Rats Could Overturn Neurological Orthodoxy – Ask your neurologist how this knowledge will help your recovery.”
Check out the original source of the article as there is quite a lot of interesting stuff to read there too –
Posted by Susie Mallett at 19:36
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Come on Susie, asking your neurologist about drunk rats was not tongue in cheek, it was to prove to the neurologist that they were not keeping up with current science. I expect my doctor to know more than me which may be why I haven't seen one in 3 years. Dean
I suppose that I have two fundamental objections about the 'orthodoxy' revealed here, or maybe these are simply two sides of the same coin:
(1) increasing or lessening brain volume is no tool for those dealing with people, who have would heal the soul (psyche)
(2) a bridging experiment as suggested here, to see what might 'translate to humans', lies within the realms of possibility ( (and I do know that this is a spoof suggestion, and I do have a sense of humour).
By 'the same coin':I refer to mechanistic /biologism, a dominant currency now in so many sectors. Side (2) of this coin is an obvious logical extension of side (1) and, differently stated, might even be fundable as a research project!
By the way,you might be interested in the following blog posting from Prof Trish Greehaigh:
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