Archives for May, 2008
title Structural and functional brain changes in patients with never treated mood disorders
description At the MHA 2008 Research Colloquium, Dr. MacQueen speaks about cognitive deficits that accompany never treated mood disorders, how they impact on education, and touches on some long-term consequences ( she says low education is a bigger predictor of heart attack than lipids, cholesterol and smoking combined!) of ignoring the problem. She discusses both structural...
[Image: a still from the simulation, this female avatar is programmed to look up at you if you look at her long enough.]
title Paranoia on the Tube
description A video press release by Daniel Freeman on his research using VR avatars to simulate social conditions on London's tube, or subway, and finding that nearly a third of participants had some self-reported paranoid thoughts. Predictors included inflexible thinking and anxiety....
[Image: portrait of Antonio Damasio, from Conscious Entities.]
title Advances on the Neurobiology of Emotion: Taking Stock
description In a long, slightly muffled lecture, the legendary Antonio Damasio talks about issues to do with emotions and the brain, spanning his career and looking forward.
producer Princeton University
featuring Antonio Damasio
format Real Video or WMV
direct video link :8080/ramgen/
direct video link
title Teen Brain
description Neuroethics and the teen brain. The brain continues developing until about age 25. Questions of moral and legal culpability between ages 18-25, when the brain hasn't developed impulse control and good judgement with the PFC, are explored. Is 18 the right age for legal adulthood? Repercussions include a more educational prison that could keep young adults from being housed with hardcore life offenders and becoming...