Archives for June, 2007

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Hierarchy


Note: image is unrelated to the lecture, it depicts Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

title Hierarchical Temporal Memory: Biological Mapping to Neocortex and Thalamus
description "Jeff Hawkins and Dileep George have proposed a theoretical framework for how the hierarchical structure of neocortex builds a model of the world. This theory, called Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM) has been turned into a technology platform and is...
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Eating Disorders



title Dying to be Thin
description Acclaimed documentary about anorexia and bulimia. Hour-long program separated into eight short clips for the web including one called "The Search for Answers" on precipitants and neurobiology of anorexia. Companion web site has teaching resources, transcript, links, help and resources, and more info.
producer PBS
featuring various experts and sufferers
format streaming QuickTime...
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The State of Depression in America



title The State of Depression in America
description "The State of Depression in America initiate reflects the huge unmet need to examine all aspects of this illness and fully educate the public about depression. Perhaps the greatest challenge is the wide disparities in the quality of care and access to tratment - disparities that cross socio-economic populations, state boundaries, and throughout the public and private...
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Bipolar Cognition



title Cognitive Neuroscience and Bipolar Disorder: New Insights into Relevant Outcomes and Mechanisms of Disease
description From the abstract: "Traditional clinical descriptions of both phenomena and outcome in bipolar disorder are atheoretical and have limited heuristic potential. Cognitive neuroscience increasingly offers, in contrast, a novel synthesis of how the brain works in health and, more speculatively, in disease. The task is to identify semi-discrete...
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Children’s Anxiety



title Helping Your Anxious Child or Teen
description Video for parents of children with anxiety disorders like OCD, social anxiety, separation anxiety, phobias, etc., with diagnostic tips, home management strategies and such. Series of interviews with experts on each type of disorder. Accompanying web site has lots of basic info for adults with disorders as well.
producer BC Partners
featuring Michael...
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Brains on Fire



title What Forest Fires Tell Us About the Brain
description Seminar by a rare female in the field of computational neuroscience. Abstract: "The dynamics of large networks of spiking neurons resembles closely that of forest fires. During such events forests contain green, burned and burning trees; likewise neural networks contain sensitive, refractory and activated neurons. We show how models of neuronal activity, both as standard...
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Ultra High Gamma



title Ultra high gamma in the human electrocorticogram
description "From Neurons to Brain Activity: Scientists Discuss Modeling the Brain at Multiple Levels. Calit2 at UCSD played host over the weekend to the public portion of a three-day workshop on multi-level brain modeling. The weekend was organized by the Sloan/Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology at the Salk Institute and UCSD's Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience. Multi-level...
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