Cellular and Molecular Organization of the Brain

These are the articles and videos from the previous week I found most interesting. I will try to post my collection each Monday with new references..

Cellular and Molecular Organization of the Brain


Jeanette Norden

Jeanette Norden, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Emerita, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, explores how the brain learns and remembers. This video focuses on a discussion of cellular and molecular organization of the brain

These lectures will provide the foundation information necessary to the understanding of the lectures which will follow. A special emphasis will be given to systems in the brain that underlie learning and memory, attention and awareness. These introductory lectures will be followed by a lecture on how different areas of the brain encode different, specific types of information—from the phone number we need only remember for a few minutes or less to the childhood memories we retain for a lifetime. We will also address the “mistakes of memory” which give insight as to how the brain actually encodes our life experiences.

The last group of lectures in this series will focus on the many clinical conditions that can affect different types of learning and memory. Lastly, we will focus our discussion on the accumulating evidence that aging need not be associated with significant memory loss. We will discuss advancements in neuroscience that indicate ways to keep your brain healthy as you age.

To learn more about Vanderbilt, visit http://www.vanderbilt.edu.

GPU Technology Conference

Keynote on YouTube


GTC – Find more news at http://www.nvidianews.nvidia.com.

NVIDIA’s Adam Scraba briefly recaps the news out of CEO Jen-Hsun Huang’s keynote address at GTC 2014. There are several videos I recommend to see:

  • Keynote
  • Brain mapping and plasticity to treat mental deceases
  • Pixar technology

Is it the End for Moore’s Law?


Moore’s Law has held true for 40 years, but many say it will soon end – Can chip designers avoid the laws of physics? Professor Derek McAuley explains how chips are built.

Domino Addition – Numberphile : http://youtu.be/lNuPy-r1GuQ
EXTRA BITS: http://youtu.be/mq6eWV5C-YE


This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley.

Computer Science at the University of Nottingham: http://bit.ly/nottscomputer

Computerphile is a sister project to Brady Haran’s Numberphile. See the full list of Brady’s video projects at: http://bit.ly/bradychannels

Land Rover’s New Concept SUV



The future-facing Discovery Vision Concept has the most advanced capability of any Land Rover, ever: a hotbed of cutting-edge all-terrain technologies which deliver functionality from motorways to mountaintops. #ReadyToDiscover Find out more at http://bit.ly/ReadyToDiscover

Philip Evans: How data will transform business


What does the future of business look like? In an informative talk, Philip Evans gives a quick primer on two long-standing theories in strategy — and explains why he thinks they are essentially invalid.

Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.


Nature’s beauty can be easily missed — but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day. (Filmed at TEDxSF.)

Immunology in the skin


The skin is the body’s main barrier against physical insults and microbial pathogens. Diverse and functionally specialized subsets of immune cells in the skin sense and respond to infection or various barrier breaches to activate an immune response and eventually, return to homeostasis. However, deregulated immune responses can also cause skin disorders, such as psoriasis.

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