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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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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 »
Neuroeconomy in Munich by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics In case any of you have plans for going to the first NeuroPsychoEconomics conference in Munich this Thursday and Friday, let me know. Or if you’re just in the vicinity, ... Read on »
Brain value — recent updates by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Current Opinion in Neurobiology now hosts a wonderful special issue on “Cognitive Neuroscience”. Well, it’s actually more narrow and to the point than this. Many of the ... Read on »
Two ways of reducing fear by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Emotional reactions may come in many forms and have different causes. But one of the main responses is the fear response, which has been shown to involved the amygdala. ... 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 »
Yes, we’ve been! It’s therefore ... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Yes, we’ve been! It’s therefore strange — and wonderful — to see that we are still receiving several hundreds of visitors every day. You are all welcome. A brief upd ... Read on »
In May 15-16 this year, the Cope... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics In May 15-16 this year, the Copenhagen Business School arranges a conference on neuroeconomics. According to the mission statement, the idea is to “provide an internati ... Read on »
Michael Gazzaniga is one of the ... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Michael Gazzaniga is one of the directors of a very interesting new neuroethics project, The Law & Neuroscience Project, supported finacially by The MacArthur Fondation. ... Read on »
Ever wondered about the neurobio... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Ever wondered about the neurobiology of memory — how the brain stores information? And, if you know slightly more, how information is stored beyond the hippocampus, or ... 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 »
Seems as if Springer is making a... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Seems as if Springer is making a good move on promoting their new journal, Neuroethics. As the message says, they will provide free access to articles during 2008 and 2 ... Read on »
A unique opportunity to learn ab... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics A unique opportunity to learn about contemporary neuroeconomics We are writing to you in connection with the Conference on Neuroeconomics (ConNEcs 2008), whic ... Read on »
The burgeoning field of neuroeco... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics The burgeoning field of neuroeconomics is on the rise, now with a few journal updates. First, let me introduce two new journals: Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, ... Read on »
It should come as no surprise to... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics It should come as no surprise to you that after a prolonged hibernation, the BrainEthics team is heading back to the web-surface to present the novelties and oddities o ... Read on »
That almond-shaped structure we ... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics That almond-shaped structure we call amygdala is typically thought of as solely (or mainly) involved in negative affect. However, some studies have suggested that the a ... Read on »
Martha Farah just alerted me abo... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Martha Farah just alerted me about her recent comment in the Neuroethics & Law blog. Yesterday, NY Times ran a story about neuro-politics. More precisely, they presente ... Read on »
Can we rid ourselves of the mean... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Can we rid ourselves of the meaningless violence and aggression seen in society today? A news story in Nature News this week shows that aggressiveness may be treated wi ... Read on »
Physorg reports about an interes... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Physorg reports about an interesting forthcoming MRI study linking paedophilia to regional changes in white matter. Analysing structural MRI using voxel-based morphomet ... Read on »
It’s a strange feeling. You scan... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics It’s a strange feeling. You scan what you think is a normal person, and have taken all precautions to make sure that there are no indications of medical complication ... Read on »
Research on the role of oxytocin... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Research on the role of oxytocin, a neuropeptide, in social cognition has generated much interest during the last few years. We have earlier written about oxytocin’s ro ... Read on »