I love these video clips. Here they animate Iain McGilchrist‘s RSA lecture on the nature of the divided brain.
The full talk is here:
Thanks to Bing (the encyclopedic student, not the search engine) for showing me this. The perfect post-exam chillout!
The Symphony of Science is a musical project headed by John Boswell, designed to deliver scientific knowledge and philosophy in musical form.
It mashes TED Talks, Carl Sagan and autotune into quite the experience. Let The Ode to the Brain mess with your grey matter:
Another great video from the NatureVideoChannel, posted just in time for the end of the IB Biology course for our HL students.
For more brain resources, head over to the main topic page (E5 The Human Brain).
Also check out the excellent resources from the NewScientist: The Human Brain
If you have an iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad, get this cool free app: 3dBrain.
The annual Illusion Of The Year Contest winners are featured on NewScientist.com. They give a god insight into how our brain processes visual stimuli and look really cool at the same time. Here is the winner:
One of my favourites is this flash animation of waveforms with toggles to control what you focus on. Try it!
All of the illusions (from 2010 and before) are online here:
Almost there, HL’s!
Check out the excellent resources from the NewScientist: The Human Brain
Essential Biology E5: The Human Brain
Regions of the brain:
PBS: 3D brain animation
Evidence for functions of brain structures
Reader on brain technologies, from Nature
How does fMRI work? Video from 60 minutes:
Investigating Broca’s area:
Ferrier’s animal experiments reader (from 1881)
Sympathetic vs Parasympathetic control
Simple animation from GFisk
Heart rate control animation, from McGraw Hill
Put some ACh into it, music video:
Pathways of the pupil reflex animation from Utah Medicine
Perception of Pain
Pain pathways animation, from Bay Area Pain Medical
Effect of endorphins on pain, from Wadsworth Psychology
Do fish feel pain? Reader from Science Daily