Great animated video about the “black dog” of depression and how to tame it.
Methods of changing habits, and the three core components to them all.
Children’s voices come to life in animation as they describe symptoms of ADHD and what it’s like to have treatment.
Animation of an imaginary conversation between a psychology professor and a student who wants to follow in his footsteps.
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.
Good animation, narration, and music in this short but comprehensive description of the brain’s default mode network.
How the mind turns language into meaning. The voice of linguist Steven Pinker in a wonderfully animated clip from a longer lecture.
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.
Brain science blog carnival Encephalon.
A series of teaching modules from the 1970s.