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Do You Spend Like a Baboon?

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

A great animated video explaining our evolutionary ability to process numbers, and why it’s a hazard to our wallets.


Guided Mindfulness Meditation

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

This quick guided meditation exercise is a great refreshment and coping skill for dealing with stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues.


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.”


Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Video Toolkit

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

A toolkit consisting of a series of seven videos, with accompanying worksheets and info, on Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).


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.


Kids Deprived of More Than Sleep

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

A psychologist explains why sleep is especially important for children, and outlines the consequences of sleep deprivation on development in children living in poverty.


Cognitive Neuroscience Video Contest Winner

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Exactly as described: “A History of Cognitive Neuroscience‚Ķin Three Minutes.” Set to the melody of Billy Joel’s classic song “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” new lyrics highlight significant scientists and advances in the field.


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.


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