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Taming the Black Dog of Depression

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Great animated video about the “black dog” of depression and how to tame it.


3 Steps to Change a Habit

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Methods of changing habits, and the three core components to them all.


ADHD Animation

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

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


Funny Friday: Don’t Become a Psychology Professor

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Animation of an imaginary conversation between a psychology professor and a student who wants to follow in his footsteps.


The Divided Brain

Monday, November 14th, 2011

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 evolved with the demands of modern life, and that although the left hemisphere may be useful for more concrete tasks, the right brain is equally valuable, ending with this quote from Albert Einstein: “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant but has forgotten the gift.” A cool illustrated RSA Animate video, created with an audio clip from a longer lecture on western civilization and the divided brain available here. Hat tip: an excellent blog post by Lapidarium notes.


Default Mode

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Good animation, narration, and music in this short but comprehensive description of the brain’s default mode network.


Language and Meaning

Friday, October 7th, 2011

How the mind turns language into meaning. The voice of linguist Steven Pinker in a wonderfully animated clip from a longer lecture.


Autism Animated

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

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.


Encephalon 47

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Brain science blog carnival Encephalon.


Brain Vod Modules

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

A series of teaching modules from the 1970s.


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