Canadian neuroscientist and science writer Ward Plunet discusses new research on meditation in his debut YouTube video, “8 Weeks of Meditation Can Change How You Process Emotions.”
Beginning with a definition of cognitive enhancement (using off-label drugs to improve normal brain abilities), this talk discusses amphetamines and executive function.
Teens experience stress differently than adults and it affects decision making in underdeveloped areas of their brains, research shows.
A cognitive neuroscientist gives a rousing talk about the benefits of exercise on memory.
Douglas Hofstadter demonstrates numerous analogies and talks about how analogy is at the core of cognition, in this high profile lecture.
A basic grounding in neuroimaging and neuromarketing, in a presentation by a professor for marketers.
Visual perception and object-based vs. spatial attention explained in a cognitive science interview.
Snappy talk explaining neuroimaging methods and how to critique results that appear in the media.
A sleep expert discusses studies on how much sleep people get and correlations to mortality and performance measures.
The neuropsychological condition of prosopagnosia.