Archive for November, 2006

Stress-related neurodegeneration

Friday, November 24th, 2006

title Stress, Neurodegeneration and Individual Differences
description “The Grass Traveling Scientist Program presents Dr. Robert M. Sapolsky of Stanford University’s Dept. of Biological Sciences in a seminar sponsored by the Dept. of VCAPP and the Northern Rocky Mtn. Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.” At Washington State University. Entertaining speaker, interesting subject.
producer The Grass Traveling Scientist Program
featuring Dr. Robert Sapolsky
format Google video
date 10/10/2001
length 01:19:36
level intermediate


Big Mistakes, Big Decisions

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

title The Psychology of Large Mistakes and Important Decisions
description Nobel Laureate Professor Daniel Kahneman is the guest speaker at the Seventh Annual Oscar Van Leer Lecture, speaking on decision analysis and the psychology behind mistakes and decisions.
producer The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
featuring Prof. Daniel Kahneman
format embedded WMV
date 07/09/2003
length 01:10:15
level general


Sci-art chat

Sunday, November 12th, 2006

title Sci-art
description The BA Festival of Science Live Online 2005 interviews sci-art pioneer Mark Lythgoe, featured earlier at Channel N for Mapping Perception. “As a neurophysiologist and lecturer in Radiology and Physics and the Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital, Mark Lythgoe uses fMRI on a regular basis. He is also particularly interested in communicating science to the public, and combines these two in some of the images in his ‘sci art’ collection. Here he explains the concept of sci art and shows us some of his work in this area.”
producer Cambridge University Science Productions
featuring Mark Lythgoe, Greg Foot
format Real Video
date 2005
length 00:16:02
level general


Computational brain modeling

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

Image is not from the lecture.

title Neurogrid: Emulating a million neurons in the cortex
description Lecture on 3D computer simulations and models of the human brain. Part of an archived series of videos capturing lectures on brain imaging for a more general audience, before the technical talks at the Multi-level Brain Modeling Workshop, UCSD, 2006.
producer The Sloan/Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology at the Salk Institute and UCSD’s Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience
featuring Kwabena Boahen, Stanford University
format RealMedia
date 02/10/06
length 00:35:38
level general


Golden Gate Bridge

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

title The Bridge of Death
description News report on Golden Gate Bridge suicides, the film The Bridge, and the issue of building a barrier. Includes an interview with one of the rare jump survivors. Bonus: 30 second PSA (WMV) for the US Suicide Prevention Hotline.
producer ABC’s 20/20 In Touch
featuring Eric Steel, Kevin Hines
format embedded
date 20/10/06
length 00:09:13
level general


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