Archive for August, 2006

Brain functions and obesity

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

title Obesity Challenges and Solutions 3: Neurobiology of Energy Regulation
description E-health lecture on neural factors in obesity, part of the Canadian Obesity Network conference archive.
producer University Health Network, presented by the Centre for Global e-Health Innovation
featuring Patricia Brubaker
format embedded Quicktime, RealVideo, Windows Media
date unknown
length 01:00:00 approx
level advanced

Presented embedded with slides on the same page, and a progress meter that tracks both. All lectures ought to be presented like this. Except with titling and production values. Searchable transcripts would be nice too. Plus length and date of video. But, using this web template concept. Thank you ePresence Interactive Media, good job!


Unconscious racial bias

Sunday, August 13th, 2006

title Biased Brains
description Story about recent preliminary research which may indicate unconscious racial biases, as seen in neuroimaging (amygdala activation). “This study actually raised more questions than provides answers.” Hardly earthshattering as stereotyping and racism research is extensive, but newer is the fMRI approach. Free registration required to view.
producer John Pavlus for ScienCentral
featuring Matthew Lieberman, UCLA; Joy Hirsch, Columbia University Medical Center
format Quicktime or RealVideo
date 28/06/06
length 00:01:41
level general

The Science of Love, part four

Sunday, August 6th, 2006

Excellent in-depth lecture.

title The Drive To Love: The Biology and Evolution of Romantic Love
description Stony Brook Mind/Brain Lecture Series 10th Annual Lecture. Neuroanthropologist Helen Fisher “distinguishes three primary drives that evolved for reproduction: the sex drive, romantic love, and long-term attachment. She will discuss how these three brain networks interact to shape our mating and reproductive strategies. Then using anthropological data and the results of brain scanning studies of men and women who are happily in love and rejected in love, she will reveal the basic traits of romantic love, frustration attraction, abandonment rage, the despair response, addiction to love, and other phenomena associated with romantic passion. Her talk will conclude with global trends that are shaping patterns of sexual behavior, romance, and marriage.”
producer Swartz Foundation/Stony Brook University
featuring Helen Fisher, PhD
format Windows Media Video
date 27/03/06
length 01:51:49
level general
links direct to video source:

Ah, love.

Semi-living neural artist

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

title MEART at work
description Demonstrations of the Multi-Electrode Array Art (MEART) hybrot in action. Art is created by cultured neurons interfacing with an electrode array to signal a simulator that controls remote robot arms, drawing on paper. Brief but nifty.
producer Steve Potter, Laboratory for Neuroengineering, Georgia Tech
featuring MEART
format .avi
date unknown
length 00:00:30 and 00:00:27
level intermediate


Neuroscience of eating

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

title Preoccupied with food: Novel neural and molecular pathways controlling eating
description Forum lecture on the neurophysiology of eating, obesity, addiction and related topics by Ralph Dileone, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine.
producer Yale Psychiatry
featuring Ralph Dileone, Ph.D
format RealVideo
date 19/05/06
length 00:58:19
level advanced


Ritalin on campus

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

title Running on Ritalin: Abuse Rises on Campus
description Medical news item on the growing trend (3% rise in US) of college students using unprescribed Ritalin as a cognitive enhancement for studying (though they don’t discuss the implications of it). Plus, a related clip on ADHD and school.
producer Healthology
featuring Dr. Henry Chung
format streaming RealVideo
date 13/01/06
length 00:03:12
level basic


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