Neuroscientist Jamie Tyler Scores a Knockout Monitoring #Brain Blows. Did You Know He Was a #Boxer Too?
Source Newsroom: Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
Newswise — Neuroscientist William “Jamie” Tyler uses boxing as an example for how the brain is affected by mechanical impulses — such as a blow to the head — in a cover story this week in The New Scientist. While brain cells communicate along electrical and biochemical pathways, Tyler points out neurons have mechanical clockwork, too.
A neuroscientist and an assistant professor at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and Virginia Tech–Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering, Tyler can answer questions about how physical stimulus affects neuronal activity.