Musicians performing under stress.
Ira Flatow interviews Eric Kandel.
The BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Network 2009 Research Colloquium: Day-long webcast with five speakers.
2008 was another year of huge growth in online video of all kinds. User-generated, institutional, events coverage, films, pubcasts and supplements, and anti-TV as well as some broadcast television (remember it?). It gets harder to keep up with and sort through the volume but with this narrow a niche, Channel N is doing fine. Here’s what I really liked in 2008.
Funny – The Experimental Philosophy blog ad is fresh and funny and well-made.
PSA – Suicide PSA. Most professionally-produced mental health PSAs I saw this year were utter rubbish, but user-generated PSAs (mostly student assignments) really shone. This one is good at inducing guilt.
Short – Trapped: Mental Illness Inside America’s Prisons. Visually exquisite with a strong message about severely mentally ill folks who are in prisons instead of now-closed hospitals.
Long – My fave DIY lecture video this year was from the 1st INCF Congress of Neuroinformatics. The presentation quality isn’t great, but the quality of the content is fantastic. Integrating Neuroscience Knowledge: Brain Research in the Digital Age is a dazzling tour of what’s new in the field(s).
Innovation – JoVE. The whole Journal of Visualized Experiments, now included in PubMed.
Overall – Jill Bolte Taylor: My Stroke of Insight. This neuroanatomist’s description of her stroke and recovery went viral, leading to Oprah, a bestselling memoir deal, and millions of inspired viewers. I’m proud to say Channel N was one of the first to promote it.
Treatment strategies and more for PTSD with TBI in veterans.
Prominent neurophilosopher Patricia Churchland on impulse control, free will and neuroethics.
Ranking the dangers of commonly abused substances.
Nobel laureate Susumu Tonegawa talks about how we acquire, consolidate and recall memories.
Webcast event on the aging brain and improving memory.
Cognitive modeling in a virtual colloquium.