Featured Video: The great brain debate – Ted Altschuler. A Ted-Ed Lesson. Throughout history, scientists have proposed conflicting ideas on how the brain carries out functions like perception, memory, and movement. Is each of these tasks carried out by a specific area of the brain? Or do multiple areas work together to accomplish them? Ted Altschuler investigates both sides of the debate.
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- Episode 16 – Memories, false memories and consciousness
- Episode 15 – The Evolution and Function of Mind-Wandering and Metacognition
- Episode 14 – The End of Sex
- Episode 13 – Neuroscience in the courtroom and invasion of privacy, with Nita Farahany
- Episode 12 – Optogenetics and anxiety-related behaviors, with Kay Tye
- Episode 11 – Moral decision-making and the brain, , with Joshua Greene
- Episode 10 – Parkinson’s disease and the basal ganglia, with Professor Gordon Arbuthnott from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology.
- Episode 9 – Morality, neuroscience and the law
- Episode 8 – The Function and Evolution of the Visual System, with Dale Purves, Geller Professor of Neurobiology at Duke University.
- Episode 7 – The Brain Mechanisms Involved in Drug Addiction, with Antonello Bonci, scientific director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse
- Episode 6 – Evolution of the Primate Cortex
- Episode 5 – Grid Cells and Navigation. With May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2014 for “for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain.”
- Episode 4 – The Evolution of the Synapse
- Episode 3 – Mind, Brain, Computations and Ion Channels
- Episode 2 – Light exposure and the brain
- Episode 1 – Neuron transplantation and how we develop first impressions
- BrainFacts.org Blog
- Neuroscience News by ScienceDaily
- G2C online by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
- The brain is sooooo cool! by Peggy Mason
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