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It really bothers me when people write something here for the sole purpose of filling the box.


Apr
13
comment Which reflex arcs work in Heart with extrasystoles?
Not to be fussy about it, but it will help someone searching for your question.
Apr
7
comment What is this abbreviation CT in female reproductive system
I found this as well, and it is a fact about the ovaries.
Mar
16
comment spinal cord lesion and result in somatic sensation
For the sensation aspect, dermatomes are a big hint. They will give you a rough idea of some of the motor neuron projections. I'd recommend trying to fill in all that you can and ask specific questions about the portions you don't understand (in the form of "Okay, I know that X ascending tract has been likely damaged, so there's likely to not be any information about Y propagating above a certain level...so, will this mean...") rather than just dropping off the assignment. This is a very useful exercise :)
Feb
27
comment Biopython error
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a bioinformatics software development issue.
Feb
26
comment Thoughts precede neuron firing or vise-verse?
I didn't read the paper that you linked, but the reaction time literature supports that assertion as well. See some of the papers in the early 2000s by JF Kalaska. The work is done in primates, so it's difficult to gauge "perception" of the movement. I'm sure there's been human work since then, I just haven't looked for it.
Feb
13
comment To understand clearly extraintestinal diseases
@Masi In that case, the manifestation wouldn't be extraintestinal, it would be directly related to the intestine.
Jan
31
comment Pharmacodynamics of Ethinyl estradiol + Drospirenone and interactions with istotertinoin
I'll give it another look tonight, thanks for editing the advice portion out of the picture
Jan
25
comment What are the molecular mechanisms that make the turtle brain more resistant to hypoxia?
Nice summary, thanks!
Jan
1
comment Alpha wave frequency variance in EEG of single subject over period of a few hours?
(as an aside, I have never used that product, but most of the "consumer" type headsets are unreliable at best)
Jan
1
comment Alpha wave frequency variance in EEG of single subject over period of a few hours?
What is the impedance of the electrodes? If you are any higher than about 5-10 kOhms, you're just recording noise and/or EMG artifact from the jaw muscles, etc.
Dec
26
comment Why has evolution made neurons use spiking?
Especially since you have a quantitative background already, the book Spikes addresses a lot of these issues from an Information Theoretic point of view.
Nov
3
comment Is an antivenom venomous?
@AlanBoyd I guess who can really argue with the WHO, then? I have enjoyed learning more about the usage of the word, so thanks for enlightening me.
Nov
3
comment Is an antivenom venomous?
It seems like there's a mixture of both in the literature, and Webster's defines "Antivenom" as "Antivenin". I will leave it be, though.
Nov
3
comment Is an antivenom venomous?
@AlanBoyd Feel free to roll back. I was always taught that "antivenom" was incorrect.
Oct
20
comment Ventral stream pathway and architecture proposed by Poggio's group
I think @Memming is asking you to give credit to the source of the image, from where did you download this?
Oct
20
comment Good book for aquarium owning?
I think this is too broad at present, there are probably hundreds of such books. Can you narrow it down any further?
Oct
13
comment What to do with a DNA sequencer?
Agree with @terdon, but you'll have to do a bit of scouting out of possible options (based on time limitations and supplies), and then maybe this will have a concrete answer based on those. This is not to discourage you, just to get you a better answer. IOW, Way to take the initiative so early in your education!
Sep
25
comment What is the full name of E. G. Gray?
See meta.biology.stackexchange.com/questions/51/…
Sep
25
comment What is the full name of E. G. Gray?
@Amory I think questions on the history of the science are pertinent to its future study, but others may not share that opinion
Sep
25
comment What is the full name of E. G. Gray?
@Amory Good idea