Using Meditation to Change Emotional Response

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

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.”

Stimulants Used for Cognitive Enhancement

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Beginning with a definition of cognitive enhancement (using off-label drugs to improve normal brain abilities), this talk discusses amphetamines and executive function.

Stressed Out Teens

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Teens experience stress differently than adults and it affects decision making in underdeveloped areas of their brains, research shows.

Workouts for the Brain

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

A cognitive neuroscientist gives a rousing talk about the benefits of exercise on memory.

Analogy as the Core of Cognition

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Douglas Hofstadter demonstrates numerous analogies and talks about how analogy is at the core of cognition, in this high profile lecture.


Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

A basic grounding in neuroimaging and neuromarketing, in a presentation by a professor for marketers.

How the Brain Pays Attention

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Visual perception and object-based vs. spatial attention explained in a cognitive science interview.

How to Interpret Brain Imaging Studies

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Snappy talk explaining neuroimaging methods and how to critique results that appear in the media.

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

A sleep expert discusses studies on how much sleep people get and correlations to mortality and performance measures.

What is face blindness?

Monday, March 15th, 2010

The neuropsychological condition of prosopagnosia.

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