Archive for May, 2012

Behold, the weird and wonderful story of Phineas Gage…

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Gage is a celebrated figure among neuro nerds, for the distinction of having had an iron tamping bar fired through his head, taking out much of his medial prefrontal cortex, and living to tell the tale. If you want to learn more about Gage (and the medial prefrontal cortex!), read Antonio Damasio’s book Descartes’ Error. The guy in the video tells the story like it was meant to be told:


Oh, and then he sings a little song about it. And why not?? I mean, it’s, like, totally song-worthy.



Axonify!

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

I’ve accepted an invitation to join the Advisory Board of Axonify, an exciting company that reinforces corporate training through a fun, gamified, and science-informed web platform. The results for corporate health and wellness, loss prevention, and other benefits have been nothing short of amazing. Axonify is on a serious roll, taking its product into new markets and showing its clients huge, readily quantifiable benefits.

I’ll be guest-posting on Axonify’s blog. Check out my first post.