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Hart, John

Summary: Most people place more attention on taking care of their skin, their body weight, their job, home and pet, and ignore the most crucial organ in their body. By working on a positive brain health balance, it is possible to increase your IQ as you age and maintain your memory, vitality and libido throughout your lifetime.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Holland Publishers Pty Ltd 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 610 HAR

Wang, Sam

Summary: In thirty-six each half hour lectures, Professor Sam Wang explores the science and mystery of the human nervous system, from essential neurochemical and neurobiological processes to the psychological and social constructs they are thought to produce.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 612.8 NEU
Call number: DVD 612.8 NEU

Amen, Daniel G.

Summary: "In this completely revised and updated edition of the breakthrough bestseller, you'll see scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures in your brain work. You're not stuck with the brain you're born with. Renowned neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen includes cutting-edge reseach and the latest surprising,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harmony Books 2015

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8 Amen 2015

Brizendine, Louann

Summary: Dr. Louann Brizendine, the founder of the first clinic in the country to study gender differences in brain, behavior, and hormones, turns her attention to the male brain, showing how, through every phase of life, the "male reality" is fundamentally different from the female one.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadway Books 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 612.8 BRI

Summary: This program looks at nerve signals and how they are transmitted. It looks at the part played by nerve messages in reflex activities and at both the chemical and electrical activities of networks of nerve cells in contact.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Comatose after a car accident, Paul Nadler defied medical prognoses that he would never walk or talk again. This award-winning program illustrates his recovery from severe brain trauma and his return to a highly physical and creative lifestyle. Using the innovative visual approach Nadler developed as a television director, the film allows the artist to explain his frustrations and goals in his...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: From the noise of our urban landscape to the musical cocoons created by high-tech devices, sound may be our most lively and versatile interface with the world. This program takes viewers on a sonic odyssey that assesses the frequently overlooked impact of what we hear. Defining the concept of sound, the documentary takes a mind-blowing CGI tour through the human ear and its vibration-decoding...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Whether it is due to a specific time of life or a particular style of living, hormones are believed to alter moods and erode bodily health. In this program, endocrinologist Lorraine Fitzpatrick, of the Mayo Clinic; a woman who has kept a video diary charting her monthly bouts with PMS; and a cast of teens and seniors investigate how hormones affect different stages of life, such as puberty and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: As neural research and digital technology converge, many scientists envision a so-called singularity event in which humans and computers become inseparable. This program explores that possibility, focusing on the work of key players in brain research and artificial intelligence. Drs. Jose Delgado, Miguel Nicolelis, and Philip Kennedy-all pioneers in brain/computer interfacing-explain their...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: A landmark study of the facial expressions of native Papua New Guineans suggests that all human beings share six basic emotions. But what happens in the brain to trigger those emotions, and how do emotional responses differ according to age and experience? In this program, Dr. Susan Greenfield considers past attempts to explain emotions in terms of brain areas-and then asserts that the answers...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Neuropathologist Dr. Marco Rossi examines different human brain specimens and presents evidence of trauma or disease. Brains examined include those of a 59-year-old woman with dementia; an 82-year-old man who suffered a road accident; a young man with a shunting tube for hydrocephalus; an elderly man with Parkinson's disease; an elderly female stroke victim; and a middle-aged woman with...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Ticking away inside the human body are the timepieces that govern our daily and seasonal lives. This program shows how these biological clocks dictate physiological behavior—determining when our brains are most alert, when our stomachs are ready to break down food, and when our bodies want to sleep. Viewers learn why most babies are born in the early morning, why most teenagers want to sleep...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: This program examines the role that our senses play in providing us with information about the world around us. Our brain depends upon the information from all our senses being integrated so that the brain is provided with consistent data that it can use to direct our actions. The program demonstrates how the senses of sight and balance operate as well as how they interact with each other. The...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: This program argues that the human visual system is skillful at some things, but that we miss an amazing amount of what is going on right in front of our eyes. Whether spotting attractive people in a crowd, gauging depth and distance, or even predicting where things end up, the eyes are at their most perceptive. But clever experiments conducted at a nightclub by scientists from Sussex...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This program explores the brain and nervous system, using the analogy of computers and the Internet. Topics discussed include electrical impulses and how nerve messages travel; parts of the brain and their functions; how the brain and spinal cord are protected; the senses; and diseases, drugs, and their effects on the brain and nervous system.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: This program follows the physiological development of the human brain from conception through the growth of the neurological system in utero, to the moment of birth, when an amazing variety of brain functions are already apparent. The camera continues to follow a child to the age of eight, as a whole range of motor and cognitive skills appears-some as simple as focusing the eyes, others as...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: IQ used to be the standard by which all were judged. Today, EQ allows for a broader understanding that encompasses attributes such as logical, linguistic, musical, kinetic, and emotional intelligences. This program provides an in-depth analysis of intelligence, including how it is defined and its neural components. Leading experts such as Harvard's Howard Gardner; Daniel Goleman, author of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: As far as Dr. Susan Greenfield is concerned, learning, memory, and even the process of individuation should be understood as a restless brain adapting moment by moment to the environment it encounters. This program charts the changes in the human brain as it develops from infancy to adulthood. The brain's extraordinary adaptability, as demonstrated by its ability to reorganize its neural...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Professor of Philosophy Patricia Smith Churchland is probing a new frontier in the area of brain research, convinced that exploration into the physical function of our "wonder tissue" can help us better understand what our thoughts mean and how we can control them. In her book, Neurophilosophy, she describes how recent discoveries about the brain call into question such basic philosophical...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Perhaps the most intriguing field of medicine is the one that seeks to understand consciousness itself. This program provides a tour of the most advanced work in brain research and cognitive science, as well as the latest applications of these discoveries in treating patients with brain disorders. Using MRI and EEG to determine areas of brain activity, researchers explore the connection between...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This program discusses the development, organization, and functions of the nervous system and the input organs that stimulate it. Beginning with an introductory overview of neural anatomy, the video outlines the organization of the central and peripheral nervous systems and the processes of sensation, transduction, and perception. In addition, the senses of vision, hearing, taste, smell, and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: This program opens in the emergency room of a large hospital where head injuries are an all-too-common problem. The importance of the brain is evident from the skill and technology employed in ensuring that any damage to it is minimized. Using combinations of computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and advanced surgical techniques, the program shows why the brain is so...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: After an introductory segment contrasting the human endocrine and nervous systems, this program addresses the complex physiology of the endocrine system. Topics include the endocrine organs and glands; the characteristics of hormones and the process of signal transduction; hormonal regulation of blood glucose and blood calcium levels; the roles of growth hormone, thyroid hormone, testosterone,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: What is the difference between the mind and the brain? Are they separable? Are they even quantifiable? And where does the soul fit in? In this thought-provoking program, experts including Oxford mathematician Sir Roger Penrose, cognitive scientist Dr. Daniel Dennett, and cyber-age techno-visionary Jaron Lanier contemplate the social and moral impact of brain research and questions such as how...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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