Tag archives for animation

Understanding and Healing from Family Violence


In "Clear Skies," an excellent animated video from the Healthy Aboriginal Network, family violence is explained as an issue of intergenerational trauma, while at the same time victims are encouraged to find safety and heal.

A Canadian production, still there are dynamics that apply to similar situations in many cultures.

If you are in an abusive relationship, you can find help and support in the Hot Peach Pages, an international directory of domestic violence agencies....
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ADHD Animation

ADHD and Me

Children's voices come to life in animation as they describe symptoms of ADHD and what it's like to have treatment.

The VOICES (Voices On Identity, Childhood, Ethics & Stimulants) study involved 150 children in the United States and the United Kingdom. The film uses clips from the actual interviews with the children. They describe what it's like to take Ritalin, how they feel, and what improvements they experience. It also describes downsides. Stigma is another issue tackled.

The film...
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The Divided Brain

Iain McGilchrist: The Divided Brain

Psychiatrist McGilchist debunks myths of split brain functioning and explains how the left and right hemispheres of the brain always work together, yet still have different specializations. He posits that their strengths (and physical size) have...
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Default Mode

A Brief Introduction to the Default Mode Network

Good animation, narration, and music (by Ehma, available for free) in this short but comprehensive description of the brain's default mode network. Made for the 2010 Society for Neuroscience People's Choice Awards Contest, it's an excellent entry and an enriching way to spend two...
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Autism Animated

A is for Autism

Award-winning short film combining animated drawings by children with autism, with narration describing what it's like to experience an autism spectrum disorder from the perspective of people who do. Compelling and fascinating views presented in a creative and fresh way. Intimate and engaging. Highly...
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Encephalon 47

For this videotastic edition of Encephalon, the brain science blog carnival, I did a little outreach to a video maker. Neuroethologist Bjoern Brembs of is adept at science , contributing to SciVee, and soon publishing in the cutting edge Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) with a pubcast on spontaneous behaviour in drosophila that elaborates on his well-known publications. Here's a fresh animation depicting the Drosophila Flight Simulator (00:04:08).

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