Brain Cells

A neuron (pronounced /ˈnjʊərɒn/ N(Y)OOR-on, also known as a neurone or nerve cell) is an electrically excitable cell that processes and transmits information by electrical and chemical signaling, the latter via synapses, specialized connections with other cells. Neurons are the core components of the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral ganglia. A number of specialized types of neurons exist: sensory neurons...

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The Frontal Lobes: Cognition and Awareness

Explains the importance of the frontal lobe in human functioning, and covers brain function, diagnostic assessment, cognitive function, evolution, and comparative behavior. httpv://

Early Childhood Brain Development & Communication

Early Childhood Brain Development & Communication

NeuroScience. Cognition. Trauma. 00.00 Minute. Intro: Michael Jackson Childhood and Allan Schore. 03.00 Minute. Circle of Security. Bert Powell. Jude Cassidy. Why didn’t someone tell me? 05.30 Minute. Jill Stamm. Bright from the start. Attention. Bonding. Communication. 05.30 Minute: Allan Schore: Complex states of Consciousness.Trauma: Bryan Post. Bruce Perry. 09.30 Minute: Dr. David Walsh. Brain growth and third objects. Cognition and Toys. 11.00 Minute. Jill...

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Growing Nerve Cells

As if winning $1.5 million wasn’t enough, the winners of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry also get an enthusiastic “shout out” from us. As storytellers who rely on images or video to report on scientific discoveries , our jobs have been made a whole lot easier thanks to Osamu Shimomura, Martin Chalfie, and Roger Y. Tsien.   httpv://

A journey to the center of your mind

Vilayanur Ramachandran Vilayanur Ramachandran tells us what brain damage can reveal about the connection between celebral tissue and the mind, using three startling delusions as examples. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes — including speakers...

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Munchausen Syndrome

Munchausen Syndrome

Münchausen syndrome is a slang term for psychiatric disorders known as Factitious disorders wherein those affected feign disease, illness, or psychological trauma in order to draw attention or sympathy to themselves. It is also sometimes known as hospital addiction syndrome or hospital hopper syndrome. Münchausen syndrome is related to Münchausen syndrome by proxy (MSbP/MSP), which refers to the abuse of another being (typically a child)...

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Brain-Healing Bridges

ScienCentral News Video Neurologists are using nanotechnology to build tiny bridges that brain cells can grow on to reconnect cells damaged by a stroke or injury.     httpv://

Stress and Memory

Now scientists are finding more about how stress affects our brains, from memory to the ability to make decisions.     httpv://

Arts and Cognitive Neuroscience

Experiences in which the senses are intermingled in usual ways are a common motif in the descriptions that mystics provide of their unordinary sensory experiences. This workshop examines the phenomenon of synaesthesia from a multi-disciplinary perspective in order to advance our understanding of the relationship between synaesthesia, metaphor, creativity, and religious and artistic practices. Series: “Humanitas” [4/2008] [Humanities] [Show ID: 13189] httpv://

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