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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast

Aug 30, 2018

The sudden onset of vertigo can turn your world upside down. Literally. "I felt like I was going to die," Mike said, as it was happening to him. This week on the show, a patient (and a neurologist) recounts his experience with an acute neurologic syndrome, and its long-term consequences.

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Aug 23, 2018

When the heart stops working, the brain stops working. But if the brain stops working, does the heart shut down? In this episode, Dr. David Manly (Duke Cardiology) discusses the pathogenesis and management of the reversible syndromes of neurogenic stress cardiomyopathy. In full disclosure, this is a re-mastered re-run...


Aug 16, 2018

Lesion localization is a critical skill for any neurologist. The so-called "cortical signs" are symptoms or exam findings which are often associated with cortical neuron injury--aphasia, neglect, gaze preference. But they are also seen after injury to subcortical structures, including white matter tracts, the thalamus,...


Aug 2, 2018

How visual information transforms from pixels into people is more complex than dots becoming lines, lines becoming shapes, and shapes becoming faces. Your brain makes assumptions about all kinds of sensory information--even without you knowing it. Dr. Geoffrey Aguirre, a neuroscientist who specializes in vision...