C11 and C12 The Nervous System

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Video Links

Video Lesson Links - great if you have to miss class (for a GOOD reason!!) or for supplementing your studies.

  • C11 - Transmission of Nerve Impulses 
  • C12 - Inter-Relationships of the Nervous System 
    • Your Brain
    • Divisions of the Nervous system
    • Hypothatlamus and Pituitary Gland

      TED.com lectures - well worth a look!

      Christopher deCharms looks inside the brain

      Neuroscientist and inventor Christopher deCharms demonstrates a new way to use fMRI to show brain activity -- thoughts, emotions, pain -- while it is happening. In other words, you can actually see how you feel.

      VS Ramachandran on your mind
      Vilayanur Ramachandran tells us what brain damage can reveal about the connection between celebral tissue and the mind, using three startling delusions as examples.

      VS Ramachandran: The neurons that shaped civilization
      Neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran outlines the fascinating functions of mirror neurons. Only recently discovered, these neurons allow us to learn complex social behaviors, some of which formed the foundations of human civilization as we know it.

      The mind of a psychopath

      Psychopathic killers are the basis for some must-watch TV, but what really makes them tick? Neuroscientist Jim Fallon talks about brain scans and genetic analysis that may uncover the rotten wiring in the nature (and nurture) of murderers. In a too-strange-for-fiction twist, he shares a fascinating family history that makes his work chillingly personal.