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Dec
7
comment Effect of closed eyes on balance?
@Masi Is correct. This is a fairly common neurological test.
Nov
5
comment Food allergen-related skin reactions and intestinal inflammation?
I was not implying they were duplicates, so I apologize if it came across that way.
Nov
5
comment Food allergen-related skin reactions and intestinal inflammation?
It's not the same situation, I realize, but they are two sides of the same coin. I also did it so that the two questions could reference each other in the sidebar --->
Nov
4
comment Food allergen-related skin reactions and intestinal inflammation?
Related: biology.stackexchange.com/questions/14995/…
Nov
2
comment Providing small molecules to cells on a filter plate
Can you elaborate a bit more on why this meets the OP's requirements?
Nov
2
comment How reversible is DAT upregulation from long-term ADHD medication use?
Do they speculate a possible mechanism within the body of the paper? Quoting that would strengthen the answer.
Oct
28
comment For how long can a raven stay airborne (a week or more)?
@terdon I urge you to add that as an answer ;)
Oct
22
comment How non-invasive blood glucose concentration measurement work?
Please don't cross-post your questions.
Oct
21
comment How do kidney cells excrete their own wastes?
Could you describe "if you talking about the areas were the actual waste is dumped" a bit more precisely. This is quite unclear as to what you mean.
Oct
21
comment Is there any research paper which identifies left and right brained behavior?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doreen_Kimura (who has since passed) had some papers from the 1970s that describe the effect of handedness on audition (so they would cover both of your main points).
Oct
18
comment How do the pharmacodynamics of the NSAIDs differ and are there “resistant” COX phenotypes?
@Masi Thanks for your answer! I meant whether there were differences in fat solubility, etc., between the different drugs.
Oct
18
comment About the plight of Elephants and efforts to conserve them?
I don't think this is really answerable one way or the other. Poachers may not look carefully enough to see what they are aiming at, or worse, the yellow horn might attract more predators. Failing that anyone's actually studied this issue, the answers are just going to be a matter of opinion.
Oct
14
comment When the mind is highly active, roughly how many neurons become excited in one second?
What do you mean by "happen"? Synapses can be strengthened by ongoing activity (or weakened by a lack of it), but they don't really appear out of nowhere on that timecourse.
Oct
9
comment Does the Jungian notion of collective unconsciousness have any legitimacy in the light of modern neurobiology and epigenetics?
Peripherally related: cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/1116/…
Oct
9
comment Does the Jungian notion of collective unconsciousness have any legitimacy in the light of modern neurobiology and epigenetics?
@Superbest I would agree to an extent, but I think that the epigenetic/evolutionary aspect is better handled here.
Oct
6
comment What's the evolutionary reason behind decussation?
Related: biology.stackexchange.com/questions/3807/…
Sep
26
comment How were the synaptic areas identified in the somatic sensation pathways?
Check out the work of Denny-Brown in humans. I suspect this work that you describe was done much earlier, but you may be able to follow some of the references backwards from him.
Sep
25
comment Why do different pain killers have different effects on people?
Related: biology.stackexchange.com/questions/2922/…
Sep
23
comment Evolutionary motivation behind number of neurons in DCMMP
The species you want to look at for this are giraffes and, to some extent, elephants. This article is talking about information flow in the other direction (corticospinal tract) but it might have some insights into the sensory pathways. I did not read it yet, though.
Sep
20
comment How the conjunctivitis virus spread just by seeing a person's eye who is infected
The sunglasses are worn because eyes that are infected are more sensitive to light. It has nothing to do with infecting other people, and has absolutely nothing to do with someone catching the infection while looking at the eye.