Category Brain

It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

These are the articles and videos from the previous week I found most interesting. It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens Climbing China’s Incredible Cliffs Using Neurobridge Biologically inspired models of intelligence How to speak so that people want to listen Quantum Computing 101 Richard Feynman and the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster It’s Complicated: […]

Mapping the Brain

These are the articles and videos from the previous week I found most interesting. Mapping the Brain Brief History and Future Development of Earth System Models: Resolution and Complexity How to Create a Mind Ray Kurzweil: Get ready for hybrid thinking Inflation: A New Universe is Born Mapping the Brain http://youtu.be/7_drJyNMXbw Apr 8, 2014 Trailblazers […]

Neuroscience of Learning and Memory

These are 6 lectures by Jeanette Norden about brain architecture, degenerative deceases like dementia, and mechanisms to slow down mental aging. Jeanette is a fantastic speaker and the lectures are easy to understand. Here are some of the notes I took from the lectures. Looking across different groups of animals, the brainstem is remarkably similar […]

How to influence others more effectively

These are the articles and videos from the previous week I found most interesting. Michio Kaku on Reading Minds, Recording Dreams, and Brain Imaging Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger? Cryptography Primer ASIMO and Beyond: The history of Honda’s robotics program Get your next eye exam on a smartphone How to create nanowires only […]

Analyzing neurological disorders using functional and structural brain imaging data

This talk from Microsoft Research focuses on studying brain paths and functional connectivity. Presently, connectivity thought to be one of the following: Anatomical – relating to neural circuitry and direct neuronal connections (for example, telephone wires) Functional – relating to spatially remote correlations in activity (for example, who talks to whom frequently) Effective – relating […]

Human brain and neuroscience

This is review of a set of lectures released by the Teaching Company and some teasers at the end of this article to entice you to learn more about how the brain works. I will highlight only three items from the lectures to give you an idea of what is discussed in them. If interested […]