title More Details of Psychiatric Advance Directives: How to be Your Own Advocate
description How to create a psychiatric advance directive (PAD) with American medico-legal instructions for treatment in the event of an episode of serious mental illness with compromised thinking and/or psychosis with anosognosia. Discusses in plain language the contents and elements of a PAD with tips for creating one. More videos available as well, mostly brief.
producer National Resource Center on Psychiatric Advance Directives
format annotated slideshow with audio
Open Mind Series: On Addiction is a day of expert lectures.
title CAST Vancouver – CAST Launched
description Chronic Addiction Substitution Treatment (CAST) (web site, with more videos and references) is a Vancouver, Canada proposal for a study to begin fall 2007 (as yet unapproved) substituting legal amphetamines for crystal meth and cocaine derivatives in chronic addicts. Similar to methadone treatment, but for stimulant abusers. What CAST fails to adequately address is mental health care for concurrent disorders. Many street addicts have serious mental illnesses and currently receive inadequate, if any, treatment in a city focussed on self-managed wellness plans while planning to close more hospital beds in 2009.
producer CTV British Columbia
featuring Mayor Sam Sullivan and team
title Eyesight Chip
description “A new eye implant that transmits images to the brain [from a camera] is one step closer to reality [and entering clinical trials]. The device has already restored partial sight to patients with total vision loss. This ScienCentral News video has more.” Find out more about this and other retinal prosthetics in a Neurofuture post.
producer Steven Boling & James Eagan for ScienCentral Inc.
featuring Hymen Marder, Visually Impaired; Mark Humayun, Doheny Eye Institute
format embedded QT or RM
title Huntington’s Disease – Reporter’s Notebook
description New York Times video and accompanying multimedia on getting tested for Huntington’s Disease (an incurable hereditary neurological disorder) in Facing Life with an Incurable Gene.
producer New York Times
featuring Amy Harmon
Hat tip: Mind Hacks.
title Robotic technology gives hope
description “Physicians and physical therapists at UT Southwestern are using a robot to teach the spinal cord and brain, with sensory information, to signal the body to step again.” More.
producer The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
featuring Lokomat, patient Chuck Benefield, Drs. Keith Tansey and Patricia Winchester
format Real Media
direct video link http://www3.utsouthwestern.edu:8085/ramgen/RoboticPT_BB.rm
Above: sculpture by Lewis Tardy.
title Seed Inspiration Festival: Jonah Lehrer
description The literary connection between neuroscience and Walt Whitman.
producer Seed Magazine
featuring Jonah Lehrer
format embedded Flash
title Stanford Prison Experiment
description Historic video clips (edited for an unknown TV show) from the famous Stanford Prison Experiment conducted by Philip Zimbardo, in which healthy volunteers fall into unhealthy situational roles. Zimbardo recently discussed its relevance to contemporary war crimes by US soldiers. Coincidentally, the person who posted this video to YT commented that the experiment “reminded me of basic training.”
featuring participants from the experiment
format embedded YouTube
title Divided Attention
description fMRI study on shifting attention between vision and audition; a practical application warns of the danger of cell phone use and reaction time while driving.
producer Johns Hopkins University
featuring Steve Yantis
format QuickTime, WMV
length approx 00:03:00
direct video link http://www.jhu.edu/news_info/realmedia/divided.mov
title Unraveling the Sense of Smell
description Nobel Lecture by Linda Buck, winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for “discoveries of odorant receptors and the organization of the olfactory system. In a series of pioneering studies the laureates have clarified in molecular detail how our sense of smell works.”
producer Nobel Media AB
featuring Linda B. Buck, Ph.D
format Real Media
direct video link http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2004/buck-lecture-lo.ram