Sr Nabokov, David, Jonah discussed on Brain Inspired

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And he had a brilliant. Sr nabokov where he talks about this. So but i think it's more that than trying to just go through an enormous pile of must read books out of context. That's almost impossible. Jonah about. I wanted to ask you this. I don't think i've ever asked you this and for fear that it's going to take up too much time. It doesn't matter. I'm gonna ask you anyway and and david i'll ask you the same sort of question a different way john. I'm wondering what your medical training how you think it has interacted or benefited you or giving you an edge or different cut that maybe i don't know if you see see something missing in other neuroscientists. Whatever that you know that your medical training has helped you with i mean. Do you think that it has helped you or even hindered you but your medical training. It's actually really interesting question. I actually it was a meeting at ssi about a year and a half ago. Where david my brother. David actually mentioned that and i and i thought about it a lot. Recent me i do think that specially doing stroke neurology where you see. The effects of module garrity in the extreme right has definitely given me an advantage. You know i hear people talk about embodiment and you know. The inactive is nine and and talking about there's no such thing as specialized areas of the brain and all this kind of nonsense. Quite frankly and i think that is extremely grounding to spend twenty five years looking after neurology patients. I used to talk to this. Actually with all of saxe who i knew and we were talking about this people who had opinions about how the brain works or about cognition who never ever had any experience looking what happens when cognition goes wrong or what happens when particular parts of the brain affected and so i think it leads to a kind of denial of the fact that the brain is where the action is for the most part especially when it comes to cognition. And this notion of monty. Larry so i would say that i found it increasingly grounding and when you read someone like tim shallows and the work that he's done beautifully talking about neuropsychologist and what the lesion approach approaches taught us about the brain and how neural recordings has not done in my opinion as good a job as lesions have sofa right. It's actually fascinating that lesion seemed to do something heftier in terms of what you see than interpreting recordings from the healthy brain and chalice rights. Very beautifully about this is. Can we substitute the lesion based pathology approach with the healthy recording approach and in my view. Actually he mentioned this. It doesn't cut nature's it's joint so far as well yet. But john unite of course in our paper. We make argument that it depends on what you mean by certain single neuron recording or bring recording. Oh yes i would. I mean just to say that to get onto the paper. I would say that it may well be the were entering era. Where neuro recordings of some kind in healthy brains could begin to give the massive amount of insight that lesions provide so to answer your question. Because i've seen so many behavioral consequences of lesions consistently by the way it's idiocy critic and done a lot of experiments in patients whether it cerebellar a taxi. Parkinson's.

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