A fascinating look at the three parts of the brain: cells, mental states, and products of the brain.
Hilarious talk on Zombie Neuroscience by Shane O’Mara at TEDxDublin.
Consumer advocate Pat Risser speaks about his experiences with suicidal thoughts and feelings, and the three main actions that helped him cope.
NIMH Director Thomas Insel on working toward a new understanding of the brain.
Popular behavioural economist Dan Ariely explains how people can be dishonest and honest at the same time.
Spoken word artist Shane Koyczan gives a live performance of “To This Day” in a TED Talk.
Solome Tibebu, creator of the web site Anxiety In Teens, gives a presentation about her experiences with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and panic attacks.
A former Buddhist nun talks about mindfulness and its benefits.
Beginning with a definition of cognitive enhancement (using off-label drugs to improve normal brain abilities), this talk discusses amphetamines and executive function.
High School Football and Risk of Neurodegeneration: A Community-Based Study
- A neurologist describes a new study on the risks of head injury from high school football. People who played football in the 1940s and 1950s were followed over time and found to have no increased incidence of dementia, ALS or Parkinson’s disease, compared to a control group of glee club members.
While this is good news for football players from that era, he says further studies are needed on later generations who played with different tactics and equipment, and talks about next steps.
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