Medicolegal Press Research press

The 2004 Ig Nobel Prize Winners

MEDICINE: Eleanor Maguire, David Gadian, Ingrid Johnsrude, Catriona Good, John Ashburner, Richard Frackowiak, and Christopher Frith of University College London, for presenting evidence that the brains of London taxi drivers are more highly developed than those of their fellow citizens.

PUBLISHED IN: "Navigation-Related Structural Change In the Hippocampi of Taxi Drivers," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 97, no. 8, April 11, 2000, pp. 4398-403. Also see their subsequent publications.

Expert supports doctor's findings on brain scan

The Irish Times

November 6, 2010 | EANNA O CAOLLAÍ | Copyright


A CONSULTANT radiologist accused of professional misconduct conveyed "quite accurately" the findings of an MRI scan on a man (23) who later died of brain damage, the Medical Council Fitness to Practise Committee heard in Dublin yesterday.

Dr John Hanson (40), from Malahide, Co Dublin, is facing nine accusations of professional misconduct.

Mark Haran, a DIT business graduate, from Moorechurch, Julianstown, Co Meath, died at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin on April 4th, 2008.

Expert witness Dr Catriona Good, senior lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, said her interpretation of an MRI scan carried out by Dr Hanson at Our Lady's in Drogheda on March …


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