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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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Today's featured article at ... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Today's featured article at Wikipedia is about transhumanism, "an international intellectual and cultural movement supporting the use of new sciences and technologies t ... Read on »
Recently, a team in Cambridge ha... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Recently, a team in Cambridge has developed a diagnostic tool for prosopagnosia, a rare disorder of face perception where the ability to recognize faces is impaired, al ... Read on »
As we age, genes are expressed d... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics As we age, genes are expressed differently throughout our body. The most obvious examples are the hormonal changes seen in adolescence and in the menopause. In many mod ... Read on »
We've just received an inter... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics We've just received an interesting report written by Bärbel Hüsing, Lutz Jäncke and Brigitte Tag assessing the impact of the various neuroimaging tools available today. ... Read on »
Volume 13, issue 5 of the Journa... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Volume 13, issue 5 of the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience contains - in my opinion - a very strange article. It's called " Ethics in medical technologies: The Roman Cat ... 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 »
Genetics is increasingly making ... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Genetics is increasingly making itself felt in the word of neuroscience. Labs all over the world are trying to understand the role played the the genome in the developm ... Read on »
The last issue of the journal Pr... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics The last issue of the journal Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry has a very interesting special issue on how evolutionary theory and psychol ... Read on »
After being long underway, the s... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics After being long underway, the study by Schaefer et al on how we perceive familiar car brands is finally out, in NeuroImage. Basically, they showed different car brands ... Read on »
Our willingness to engage in pun... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Our willingness to engage in punitive acts is a key part of our society. So claims a recent article in Science. Through the experiments of Milgram, Asch, Zimbardo, and ... Read on »
It’s a long shot, I know. We’ll ... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics It’s a long shot, I know. We’ll never see a Nature Neuroethics or a Trends in Neuroethics. But this week’s issue of Nature caught me surprised with the release of two a ... Read on »
The good people at the Dana Pres... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics The good people at the Dana Press have been kind enough to send us an advance copy of Jonathan Moreno’s forthcoming book, Mind Wars. Since it is first scheduled for pub ... Read on »
The other day we got an invitati... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics The other day we got an invitation from Martha Farah to join the soon-to-be launched Neuroethics Society. Of course we’re going to join! Here is part of the email: ... Read on »
Today’s Science carries a review... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Today’s Science carries a review of what appears to be an interesting book. (I haven’t read it myself, so I am relying on the reviewer here.) The book is Campaigning fo ... Read on »
Today, a post is up at Meme Ther... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Today, a post is up at Meme Therapy on the ethical aspects of techological and scientific advances. It is an interview with a lot of different people with diverse backg ... Read on »
Research using fMRI to investiga... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Research using fMRI to investigate complex cognitive behaviour, or controversial political issues, is often criticized - sometimes unfairly, but also often for good rea ... Read on »
Adolescence is a period of drama... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Adolescence is a period of dramatic transformation in the healthy human brain, leading to both regional and general brain volume changes. Recent high-resolution Magn ... Read on »
As noted in my previous post , t... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics As noted in my previous post, the impact of alcohol on brain maturation in adolescence is still considered an open question, although studies indicate that early exposu ... 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 »
Recently Thomas wrote about a pa... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Recently Thomas wrote about a paper by Yulia Kovas and Robert Plomin in the May issue of TICS discussing the implications of the fact that a great number of genes - dub ... Read on »