Colin Doherty

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A greater understanding of consciousness carries the potential for bringing wide benefits, but also carries dangers. Photograph: iStock

In the first of a two-part series Seán Duke examines the science and philosophy of consciousness – starting with “the insiders”; those who believe ans(...)

Tony Dunne: he suffered with dementia over the last 12 to 18 months of his life. Photograph: Getty Images

A prominent Dublin neurologist has criticised the reluctance of sports organisations to take more precautionary action in relation to long-term brain (...)

A brain tissue sample from a patient with a rare form of early onset dementia known as leukoencephalopathy. Credit: Trinity College Dublin

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) have discovered mutations associated with early onset dementia that may lead to better understanding of how(...)

An estimated 40,000 people in Ireland have epilepsy and the condition affects 50 million people worldwide. Photograph: iStock

The homeless population is among the most marginalised section of our society – one that is over-burdened with complex and chronic physical and mental(...)

Ireland rugby squad training at Carton House, Co Kildare: Rugby players and mixed martial arts fighters were recruited to take part in the four-year clinical research study, which is continuing.   Photograph: Billy Stickland /©INPHO

The brain damage associated with concussion may be caused by repetitive impacts, as opposed to single events, research conducted by scientists at Trin(...)

Marie Downey, who died in her room at Cork University Maternity Hospital, with her newborn son beneath her, was known to have epilepsy. Photograph: Facebook

The exact cause of Marie Downey’s death, and that of her infant son, Darragh, in Cork University Maternity Hospital may not be ascertained until an in(...)

Collette Delahunt,  whose son Seán has severe epilepsy and is  now one of 50   people who are undergoing intensive evaluation at the FutureNeuro research centre in Dublin.  Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Just before his fourth birthday Seán Delahunt had his first seizure. Collette Delahunt from Dublin recalls the “dreadful shock for the whole family” w(...)

Photograph: Getty Images

Plans to develop new cannabis-based treatments for some of the most common forms of epilepsy have been announced by a team of Irish scientists. The i(...)

Dr Micky Collins, executive director at University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre (UPMC): “There is clearly something wrong but we don’t know if concussion is the only variable in some of the scary things we are seeing.”  Photograph: by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

A fundamental disagreement in how brain injuries should be treated exists between leading US experts and what was agreed at last year’s international (...)

“If sub-concussive blows are the problem then there are big implications for the way the game is played. All games.”

A study of rugby playing teenagers has discovered sub-concussive blows can cause brain injury. Trinity College research group, led by Dr Colin Doher(...)

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