Jan 3, 2012
1) Hemispatial neglect and 2) Topic of the month: Ethics Issues. This podcast for the Neurology Journal begins and closes with Dr. Robert Gross, Editor-in-Chief, briefly discussing highlighted articles from the print issue of Neurology. In the second segment Dr. Andy Southerland interviews Dr. Giacomo Koch about his paper on hemispatial neglect. In the next segment, Dr. Stacey Clardy is reading our e-Pearl of the week about the trunk-thigh test of Babinski. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Farrah Mateen interviews Dr. Neelum Aggarwal about emerging issues at the intersection of neurology and applied ethics. Next week, Dr. Espay will interview Dr. Lang about placebo use for psychogenic disorders. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Clardy, Mateen and Aggarwal.Dr. Clardy serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Mateen served on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section from 2006 to 2009. Dr. Aggarwal has served on a scientific advisory board for Pfizer Inc; and receives research support from the NIH and the Alzheimer's Association.