• Brain biopsy in atypical dementia and primary angiitis of the central nervous system-Reply
    with S. Magaki, N. Khanlou, W. H. Yong, N. Salmon, and H. V. Vinters
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    Brain biopsy in neurologic decline of unknown etiology
    with S. Magaki, N. Khanlou, W. H. Yong, N. Salamon, and H. V. Vinters
    © 2015 Elsevier Inc.Brain biopsies have an uncertain role in the diagnosis of patients with dementia or neurologic decline of unknown etiology. They are often performed only after an exhaustive panel of less invasive tests and procedures have failed to provide a definitive diagnosis. The objective of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity of brain biopsies in this patient group through the retrospective analysis of 53 brain biopsies performed for neurologic disease of unknown etiology at a s…Read more
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    Reasonable doubt : uncertainty in education, science and law
    In Philip Dawid, William Twining & Mimi Vasilaki (eds.), Evidence, Inference and Enquiry, Oup/british Academy. pp. 465-483. 2011.
    The use of evidence to resolve uncertainties is key to many endeavours, most conspicuously science and law. Despite this, the logic of uncertainty is seldom taught explicitly, and often seems misunderstood. Traditional educational practice even fails to encourage students to identify uncertainty when they express knowledge, though mark schemes that reward the identification of reliable and uncertain responses have long been shown to encourage more insightful understanding. In our information-ric…Read more