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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

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

Summary: This course takes you inside this astonishingly complex organ to show you how it works. Recent decades have seen unparalleled advances in understanding how the brain does what it does. Today we can pinpoint the specific regions, or nuclei, where some of life's most mysterious processes take place, including: where light that enters the eye is converted into the subjective experience of sight;...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2007

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 612.82 UND
Call number: DVD 612.82 UND

Linden, David J.

Summary: "As a scientist, David Linden had devoted his career to understanding the brain processes and behaviors that are common to us all. That is, until a few years ago, when he found himself on OKCupid. Looking through that vast catalog of human difference, he got to thinking, where does it all come from? Why does one person have perfect pitch, a taste for hoppy beer, and an aversion to bathroom...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2020

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Summary: The fascinating interplay of genetic predispositions and experience in the development of the brain after birth is demonstrated in this program filmed at the Brain Development Laboratory at the University of Oregon. Three profiles of plasticity are depicted with compelling footage of behavioral, MRI, and EEG research into the development of visual perception and language acquisition from...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Not every machine can recharge and repair itself on a regular basis. Fortunately, the human machine can-quickly rebounding to a state of alertness, adaptability, and high-gear action. This program explores the staggering capabilities of the body's interlinked devices, from the sleeping brain to the wide-awake reproductive system. Viewers learn about the photographic powers of the eye, which...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Some people suffer chronic pain long after an injury has healed, while others can jump from a two-story building and not feel a thing. This film reveals the physiological foundations of both scenarios as it examines the mechanics of pain perception. Viewers meet a family whose unique genetic code has lent insight into the sensation of pain, while a man who cut off his own arm to save his life...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: When he was 29, Stephen Heywood was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease and told he had 2 to 5 years to live. This episode of Frontline follows Stephen and his family as they refuse to accept the doctors' death sentence. The Heywoods' tale shows a passionate, acerbic and relentlessly hopeful reaction to a disease that transforms their lives. They confront the encroaching paralysis of ALS with...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: This program from NOVA presents author and neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks and his exploration of the link between music and the brain. While working with patients who struggle to cope with a number of debilitating medical conditions, including autism and Tourrette syndrome, Dr. Sacks found that the therapeutic effects of music help many. Four remarkable case studies from Dr. Sacks’ book,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: In this TEDTalk MIT neuroscientist Ed Boyden shows how, by inserting genes for light-sensitive proteins into brain cells, he can selectively activate or deactivate specific neurons with fiber-optic implants. With this unprecedented level of control Boyden has managed to cure mice of analogs of PTSD as well as certain forms of blindness. On the horizon: neural prosthetics. Session host Juan...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: Physiatrist and biomedical engineer Todd Kuiken is building an artificial arm that connects with the human nervous system, improving motion and control, and even allowing the sensation of touch. In this TEDTalk, Kuiken explains how the mechatronic device works and why it's superior to other forms of prostheses. Kuiken is joined onstage by Amanda Kitts, who lost her arm in an accident, for a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Wolf, Maryanne.

Summary: A developmental psychologist evaluates the ways in which reading and writing have transformed the human brain, in an anecdotal study that reveals the significant changes in evolutionary brain physiology throughout history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 612.82 WOLF

Summary: For engine power and endurance, nothing beats the human heart. Over a 12-hour period it propels enough blood to fill 22,132 wine glasses. The human chassis isn't bad, either. Its bones are ultra-light and tough as steel, not to mention that they produce 139 million blood cells every minute. Using animation and dramatizations, this program offers up surprising and enlightening facts about the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Emotions deeply color individual human existence and shape all aspects of our interpersonal and intellectual experiences. In this program, animations and fMRI images introduce students to the sub-cortical emotional circuits in the brain and chemical processes that produce emotional responses and contribute to decision making and mental health. Live action sequences, both in laboratory and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Perlmutter, David

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Summary: The #1 New York Times best-selling author of Grain Brain and his son, also a medical doctor, explore how modern culture threatens to rewire our brains and damage our health, offering a practical plan for healing. Includes a ten-day practical program with meal plan and recipes. Modern culture is rewiring our brains and damaging our health. We immerse ourselves in foods whenever we want; enter an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown Spark 2020

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Treays, Rebecca.

Summary: Describes the different parts of the brain and what each part does, how the brain learns and grows, and brain functions such as memory, body regulation, and consciousness. Includes simple activities related to brain function.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Usborne 2004

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Summary: Using the resources of the UCLA Brain Mapping Center, this program illustrates the development of neuroscience from its classical reliance on information from brain injuries and autopsies through current-day insights discovered with electronic microscopes, EEG equipment, PET scans, and MRI machines. Examples of research that utilizes these tools are presented, including a study on the role of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Julie loves the glorious colors associated with the sound of a rooster crowing, while Mandi remembers phone numbers by their hues. Until John read a newspaper article about synesthesia in later life, he thought that everyone saw the days of the week as various shades of blue. In this program people with synesthesia describe their experiences and perceptions, and the benefits and drawbacks of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: "People have wanted to look inside the human mind, the human brain, for thousands of years. Well, coming out of the research labs just now, for our generation, is the possibility to do that," says Christopher deCharms. In this TEDTalk, the neuroscientist and inventor demonstrates how rtfMRI displays brain activity in real time - and explains how by understanding cause-and-effect brain...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: How can we begin to understand the way the brain works? Perhaps in the same way that cities can be understood: by making a map. In this visually stunning TEDTalk, Allan Jones shows the audience how his team is mapping out which genes are turned on in which brain region, and what the implications of this gene expression are. As CEO of the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Jones is leading an...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Aamodt, Sandra.

Summary: We use our brains at practically every moment of our lives, and yet few of us have the first idea how they work. Much of what we think we know comes from folklore: that we only use 10 percent of our brain, or that drinking kills brain cells. These and other myths are wrong, as shown by neuroscientists who have spent decades studying this complex organ. However, most of what they have learned is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 612.82 AAM

Loewenstein, Werner R.

Summary: "In Physics in Mind, eminent biophysicist Werner R. Loewenstein seeks answers to these perplexing questions in the mechanisms of physics. Bringing information theory---the idea that all information can be quantified and encoded in bits---to bear on recent advances in the neurosciences, Loewenstein reveals inside the brain a web of immense computational power capable of rendering a coherent...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2013

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

Trivers, Robert.

Summary: Explores the author's theorized evolutionary basis for self-deception, which he says is tied to group conflict, courtship, neurophysiology, and immunology, but can be negated by awareness of it and its results.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153.4 TRI

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