Neurology Interest Group
“The brain is a monstrous, beautiful mess. Its billions of nerve cells-called neurons-lie in a tangled web that displays cognitive powers far exceeding any of the silicon machines we have built to mimic it.” - William F. Allman
The goal of the Neurology Interest Group is to provide a forum where anyone interested in the fascinating field of neurology can learn about the many amazing things involving our three pound gem. The intent is to unite and educate students and those interested in the field of neurology through the utilization of research, publications, interviews, etc. As the founding father of neurosurgery Dr. Harvey Cushing stated, “A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more even than the whole man - he must view the man in his world.” The aim is to establish a united community under the common goal of educating one’s self not just in the fundamental field of neurology, but the essential effects it has on the patients we as students will inevitably be treating.
Vignettes of Neurological Patients
Research and News
Articles and Other Publications
- History of Neuroscience
AMSA medical member, Faisal Butt, has complied a detailed record of important events in Neuroscience. The record dates all the way back to circa 4000 B.C. when the euphoria effect of the poppy plant was reported in Sumerian records.
- "The Deepest Cut: How Can Someone Live with Half a Brain?" by Christine Kenneally
Pre-Med member, Milica, suggests this 7/3/2006 New Yorker article about a hemispherectomy.
- Phantoms in the Brain by V.S. Ramachandran, MD, PhD and Sandra Blakeslee
Jeffery suggest this book as a fascinating book, simply stating, "Great book."