Archives for November, 2007
title The Role of the Mental Health Professional in the Management of Sexual Offenders
description In a Yochelson Lecture, Roy O'Shaughnessy, , Head, Division Forensic Psychiatry of the University of British Columbia (UBC) discusses the psychopathy, treatment and management of adolescent sex offenders. Interesting, and challenging to pop culture assumptions and values.
producer Yale Psychiatry
featuring Roy O'Shaughnessy
format Real Video
direct video link
title New Frontiers of Dream Consciousness
description Metacognition, memory, consciousness, lucid dreaming, cognitive psychology and sleep skills in dreams and dreaming. Awareness, attentionality and intention.
featuring Tracey Kahan
format Real Video
title The case of the four-legged duck: Investigations of concepts and meaning
description The BA Charles Darwin Award Lecture at Festival of Science 2006. Concepts, language, cognition and neuropsychology for a broad audience.
producer University of Cambridge
featuring Matthew Lambon Ralph
format Real Video or WMV
title I Am the Very Model of a Psychopharmacologist
description Hilarious and grandiose version of a Gilbert and Sullivan classic song, about psychopharmacology. (x-posted to Omni Brain)
producer Stephen Stahl
title Understanding Cerebellar Pattern Formation
description Fresh from the ninth issue of the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), Kathleen Millen explains her work with phenotyping mice related to the cerebellum and dorsal pattern formation in development, genetics and potential clinical applications. She communicates very well. JoVE is interactive; comment on the published video-articles ( pubcasts) at its site.
producer Dept. of Neurology, University of Chicago
featuring Kathleen J. Millen
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title The 9/11 Experience: Mental Health and First Responders
description Polytraumatic Wounds of War and Terrorism, from the New York Academy of Traumatic Brain Injury Annual Conference 2007.
featuring Leo J. Shea, Judith G. Leventhal
title Emotion Machine: Commonsense Thinking, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of the Human Mind
description A pioneer of artificial intelligence research suggests that we are facing an emergency in the field as we will need machines more than ever in coming years. He criticizes some limitations of current research then describes a model of common sense architecture. "Today, while we have machines that can automatically assemble clothes, we don’t...
title A Window into the Minds of Children and Adults with ADHD
description "Synopsis: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is the most common childhood psychiatric disorder, affecting daily life and functioning for 3 to 5 percent of school-aged children in the United States." A friendly, interactive community forum on symptoms, treatments, and research into ADHD, its history and people it affects.
producer UC Davis Institute
featuring Julie Schweitzer,
format WMV or Quicktime
title National Institute of Mental Health Open Policy Session:
Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD)
description STEP-BD is the largest study of bipolar disorder conducted to date, and Harvard's Gary Sachs was instrumental. STEP-BD studied the effects of medications, genetics, real-world clinical practices, health risks to women, and more. Here he reports on some findings of the trial while referring to embargoes for other data. Good quality...
title Violence Against Children: Going from Neuroscience to Social Practice
description Researchers in neuroscience, psychiatry, pediatrics and social work join in a unique multidisciplinary collaboration to look at the impacts of violence against children. Topics include neurodevelopment, neuroplasticity, mental health and social consequences of abuse. They also describe best-evidence approaches to clinical practice. Issues include: "1. Describe three examples of how children's early attachment experiences with caretakers influence brain...