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Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy

Copenhagen, Denmark
Thomas Zoëga Ramsøy (b. 1973 in Oslo, Norway) is a cognitive neuroscientist, trained in clinical and scientific neuropsychology. His work at Copenhagen Business School and Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance in Copenhagen, Denmark focuses on a range of different aspects... Full Bio
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Here's another new feature h... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Here's another new feature here at BrainEthics. Some quotes from neuroscience and related fields are so provocatively refreshing that they deserve a place of their own. ... Read on »
Here’s a buzz — and strange conc... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Here’s a buzz — and strange conclusions based on neuroimaging data. A forthcoming article in Psychological Science by Lasana Harris and Susan Fiske is studying how p ... Read on »
Here’s a new field of scientific... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Here’s a new field of scientific enquiry: Political Biology, or biopolitics. It sounds strange, doesn’t it? To me, it sounds most like politicians trying to influence h ... Read on »
Hippocampus throughout the menstrual cycle by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics The recent issue of the journal Hippocampus has an interesting article on the structure of the hippocampus throughout the menstrual cycle. By studying women two times d ... Read on »
How are economic decisions made?... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics How are economic decisions made? How and why are we social? According to the traditional economic , humans are rational and self-regarding beings. Not so, says recent a ... Read on »
How specific — or sparse — is th... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics How specific — or sparse — is the neural representation of a memory trace? Quian Quiroga and colleagues now have an article in Neuron (PDF), where they describe their w ... Read on »
Humongous fMRI error in Science!!! by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics This really gets me freaked out! Martin says I’m just a grumpy old (?) man. So let me lie along theNeurocriticapproach just for a minute, and just air my frustration: ... Read on »
I am a sucker for lists, so plea... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics I am a sucker for lists, so please bear with me: In a forthcoming editorial, Shbana Rahman, the editor of the great journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences, is celebrating ... Read on »
I didn't know Eric Kandel ha... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics I didn't know Eric Kandel had written his memoirs. But he has. The book is entitled "In Search of Memory", and The NY Times has just published a review of it. - M ... Read on »
I don’t know about you, but I of... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics I don’t know about you, but I often get fascinated by the mere visualization of brain imaging data. Aside with the neuroimaging blobologies, but looking at more detaile ... Read on »
I have a short review of the lat... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics I have a short review of the late Robert Solso's book "The Psychology of Art and the Evolution of the Conscious Brain" up at the excellent Science and Consciousness ... Read on »
I have mentioned this as a headl... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics I have mentioned this as a headline at SCR. A new study demonstrates that Nalmefene, an experimental drug, has positive treatment effects on compulsive gambling. It wor ... Read on »
I have not been very good at blo... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics I have not been very good at blogging the conferences I’m attending. But I will try rectify this grave mistake in the future. Next weekend I am flying to Australia to a ... Read on »
I have written a small piece abo... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics I have written a small piece about imaging genetics (IG) in Science & Consciousness Review. IG is IMHO really going to revolutionize cognitive science, hopefully ... Read on »
I just received the Oxford Handb... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics I just received the Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science. It’s nothing short of a mammoth book on this topic — and I didn’t even know it was such a big topic. Basica ... Read on »
I just received this interesting... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics I just received this interesting link to the memebox.com future scanner. I might have misunderstood the email initially, since I thought it was just another spam messag ... Read on »
I just saw the TV documentary " ... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics I just saw the TV documentary “ The root of all evil? ” hosted by Richard Dawkins, who is one of today’s most ardent defenders of evolutionary theory, and of science in ... Read on »
I missed the paper survey last w... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics I missed the paper survey last week, but this week we are back in full effect (albeit a day late!). English,German and Japanese language researchers led by Cathy P ... Read on »
I need a break! Working on poste... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics I need a break! Working on posters, crashing batch jobs and data pipelines, travels etc etc for the SfN is a neck-breaking experience. So is almost every confere ... Read on »
I thought it would be a good thi... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics I thought it would be a good thing as a host to welcome you to this new blog. We discovered it while travelling through the blogosphere. So why take the chance and chan ... Read on »