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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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Feel free to attend this meeting... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Feel free to attend this meeting: Kunst og hjerne Vil neurobiologien blive det nye paradigme for forståelsen af, hvad kunst er? Et af æstetikkens vanskeligste ... Read on »
The New York Academy of Sciences... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics The New York Academy of Sciences runs a nice little website. Here, they offer a series of audio files with interviews and presentations which are available for download ... Read on »
Following up on Martins post, I ... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Following up on Martins post, I discover more than just a few good talks. This is a goldmine of good and important podcasts for the future! For those neuroethics-mind ... Read on »
A recent book review (subscripti... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics A recent book review (subscription required) in Nature Neuroscience looks at two new textbooks in cognitive neuroscience. One of these is the recent Cognition, Brain an ... Read on »
I’ve received two new books on t... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics I’ve received two new books on the relationship between economics and the brain. I soon discovered that they are quite different. While the first book definitely spring ... 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 »
In relation to our previous and ... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics In relation to our previous and well-visited post about oxytocin, we should mention a new study that uses this very substance in a neuroeconomic set-up. In the study, r ... Read on »
Yes, we are closing in on 200.00... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Yes, we are closing in on 200.000 visitors on this site. With a daily visit rate of more than 500 unique visitors, I think that the BrainEthics idea and neuroethics itse ... Read on »
Edge.org briefly taps into a mos... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Edge.org briefly taps into a most important topic: is China going to be the next leader in science and economy? Many observers tend to think this, and it is iterated in ... Read on »
OK, here we go again . Remember ... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics OK, here we go again. Remember the fuzz about the Iacoboni lab at UCLA, where they used fMRI to probe into voters likes and dislikes of politicians? Now,a good article ... Read on »
Since May 8 Nature has published... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Since May 8 Nature has published nine essays - one per week - on contemporary music research. Reflecting the recent extraordinary advances made in our understanding of ... Read on »
After writing this weekend’s pos... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics After writing this weekend’s post on music (below) I got thinking that maybe I should consider updating my wildly popular post on bioaesthetics books - i.e. books looki ... Read on »
Poster from the 14th Human Brain... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Poster from the 14th Human Brain Mapping conference in Melbourne. Sorry about the bad photograph. The title of the poster reads: “EEG Default Mode Network: Olympic Hymn ... Read on »
Who said evolution could not hap... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Who said evolution could not happen fast? Has it not been one of the main criticisms from evolution-critics that we cannot observe evolution taking place today? Well, h ... Read on »
Here is a heads up for the upcom... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Here is a heads up for the upcoming Sedbergh Festival of Ideas. Martin is going over to bring our view on the neuroethics of consciousness science research. Unfortunate ... Read on »
If you didn’t go the HBM meeting... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics If you didn’t go the HBM meeting this year you might be interested in hearing that the organizing committee now has put up most of the keynote presentations - for some ... Read on »
This really gets me freaked out!... 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 the Neurocritic approach just for a minute, and just air my frustration: ... Read on »
I’m having the pleasure of readi... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics I’m having the pleasure of reading The brain that changes itself by Norman Doidge, as a reviewer for a potential translation here in Denmark. Brain plasticity, or neuro ... Read on »
Can antidepressive medicine alte... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Can antidepressive medicine alter your decision behaviour? A recent paper in Science now demonstrates that alterations in subjects’ serotonin levels leads to significan ... 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 »