Archives for October, 2007

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Sleepy


[Image: Madeline is Sleeping, by fab neosurrealist artist Tina Imel (2007). Buy a print here.]

title Sleep, Memory and Dreams: A Cognitive Neuroscience Approach
description Robert Stickgold, of the Center for Sleep and Cognition at Harvard Medical School gives a visiting lecture at Yale Psychiatry. Discusses the physiology of sleep, memory consolidation, sleep deprivation, disorders, relevant neuropsychiatry and more. Excellent lecture, fairly decent video quality.
producer Yale University School...
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Brain Injury

title Survive, Thrive and Alive!
description " introduction to TBI [traumatic brain injury], a health issue affecting at least million Americans each year. It features the recovery journeys of several service personnel and their families." General audience American media complexity level, but a well-produced...
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Tasteful


[Image: edible dessert jewelry by Ayako Suwa. Click to see more of the chef's fantastic food art.]

title Words Get in the Way: A Tasteful Exploration
description "Can a question influence its answer? Discover the power of verbal overshadowing--ways in which words enhance or distract from different sensory memories. Dr. Schooler, Associate Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and research scientist at the Learning Research and...
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Managing Forgetting


title Managing Forgetfulness & Aging Successfully
description Webcast public forum and discussion on "disorders of the aging brain, strategies to help improve memory, and how to age successfully." Features the expertise of three doctors from the University of British Columbia's Brain Research Centre. Accompanied by background info and a resource guide for consumers. Great production, I hope we see more neuro webcasts from the Centre.
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Educational Gaming


title Playing To Learn
description "Are video games useful educational tools? Interactivity, exploration and use of imagination are all important elements of gaming as well as for learning. There are many games available that allow users to be creative and investigate. But when pupils use games are they learning about the educational principles behind them or just becoming better gamers? What are the challenges in creating an engaging classroom...
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Brain Disabilities in College

[art by Mark Thibadeau: Changing Winds: Learning Disabilities and Assistive Technology. full description]

title Invisible Disabilities and Post-Secondary Education
description "Young people with hidden disabilities such as learning disabilities or brain injuries describe their personal experiences and highlight strategies for helping them achieve success in college." Consumer-oriented documentary. Part of the series DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology) available in audio or video podcasts (click link...
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Less Stress and Pain


title Health Matters: Stress and Pain Management with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
description "Dr. Hickman utilizes Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) a particular way of paying attention: with mindful intention, in the moment, without judgment. Although MBSR embraces the acceptance of things as they are without striving, research has shown that, with regular practice, it has the potential to lower stress, anxiety, and depression. It can promote relaxation, improve concentration,...
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Visual Neuroplasticity


title Critical period mechanisms of visual cortical plasticity
description "Dr. Hensch's group made the surprising finding that the maturation of inhibitory circuits - such as the stunted development of wiring in visual cortex from an eye deprived of vision - controls the timing of early brain plasticity. By directly manipulating the onset of such inhibitory transmission within the brain, Dr. Hensch and his colleagues have shown that neural plasticity...
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