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comment Are mind and body really independent when falling asleep?
This couldn't be further from the truth. There is a tremendous amount of (scientific) information out there on sleep physiology.
23h
comment What exactly is neuroplasticity, and can it be demonstrated with a simple experiment?
I have voted to close this as a medical advice question due to the "experimentation" aspect, but if you rework it a bit, there are some interesting questions here. Take a look at some of the work done on lateral connections/silent synapses in the motor and sensory cortexes particularly after cerebral infarct or TBI and you should have plenty of fodder for an outstanding and well-researched question.
23h
comment What exactly is neuroplasticity, and can it be demonstrated with a simple experiment?
This is not something you want to be testing in any kind of "home experiment". I agree with @anongoodnurse, your last example is a bit muddled in terms of its reliance on long-term plasticity. Your first sentence has some ring of truth to it, as this phenomenon has been observed in the congenitally blind, for example (see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_modal_plasticity), but there is no "movement" per se.
Mar
25
comment Why do home-grown fruits tend to taste better than mass-produced consumer fruits?
Your whole question is built on a supposition that hardly anyone can truly prove. Even if you narrowed this down to an objective measure of taste under "organic" versus "non-organic" techniques, it's still driven by opinion.
Mar
14
reviewed Close Why doesn't HDL cause diseases like LDL?
Mar
14
reviewed Leave Open Is Sinus node conduction necessary for heart beating?
Mar
14
reviewed Leave Open With humans, is being transgender innate, or caused by social factors?
Mar
14
reviewed Leave Open What are the white spots?
Mar
13
comment books for beginners in research in mathematical biology
This is far too broad to answer effectively. We don't know anything about which specific areas you are interested in or what your level of ability is, aside from that you haven't had any mathematical modeling coursework. Most books would probably be accessible for someone with a background in ODEs, and I'm sure you've had experience with those.
Mar
11
reviewed Leave Open Why are there no known photosynthetic archaea?
Mar
11
reviewed Close Why is knowledge of bacterial pathogenesis important?
Mar
11
reviewed Leave Open Why do contrasts during CT scans make the body feel warm?
Mar
11
reviewed Close Find the probability of Filium (child) that are dark (and) heterozygote
Mar
11
reviewed Reopen What are the roles of cadherins in epithelial mesenchymal transitions?
Mar
11
reviewed Reject Why do some bacteria have most genes on the leading strand of the genome?
Mar
11
reviewed Close Are biological systems engineered? They are often reverse engineered at a molecular level!!
Mar
11
reviewed Looks OK Name two reasons why it is impossible to determine a gene's nucleotide sequence from the amino acid sequence of the polypeptide
Feb
14
comment Is brain transplantation possible?
@ChrisStronks Now I think it's too broad, unfortunately. There's a laundry list of assumptions that have to be built into any answer, and so narrowing it down to whether one would want the CNS to be functional, be able to vascularize itself, or to maintain histocompatibility would be helpful, but even bearing that narrowing of the question, this is still really a fanciful idea.
Dec
30
reviewed Close What is an operon?
Dec
30
reviewed Looks OK Why didn't the polar bear change its color from white to black during evolution to absorb heat?