Neuroscience: Understanding the Brain - Extended Interviews

Neuroscience: Understanding the Brain - Extended Interviews is a 14-part series that takes the viewer in depth with the leading brain experts from America's top research institutions. The series provides a comprehensive overview of basic brain structures, how the brain works at the cellular level, its evolution and development from birth to death, nervous system diseases and pathologies, and the brain computer interface.
Polina Anikeeva, PhDRunning Time: 0:37:00

In this interview Dr. Polina Anikeeva talks about how she is bringing engineering and materials science breakthroughs to neuroscience. Then she takes you on a tour  of her many research labs at prestigious MIT, where remarkable innovations in nueroengineering are occurring.   


Marie Banich, PhDRunning Time: 0:33:00

In this interview Dr. Marie Banich of the University of Colorado explains how brain imaging works and how MRIs and fMRIs reveal brain structure and function. She moves on to talk about the default mode network, and concludes with her groundbreaking discoveries related to the developing teen brain. 

Eric Chudler, PhDRunning Time: 0:28:00

In this interview Dr. Eric Chudler of the University of Washington in Seattle, takes you through the discoveries that have led to the neuroscience revolution in the 21st Century.  

Deana Davalos, PhDRunning Time: 0:40:00

In this interview Dr. Deana Davalos of Colorado State University begins by explaining how electroencephalograms (EEGs) are used to map brain activity, and then turns to her research on how the brain processes time, and then relates it to pathologies such as schizophrenia.

Gaelle Desbordes, PhDRunning Time: 0:20:00

In this interview Dr. Gaelle Desbordes of Harvard University takes you through a wide range of topics relating neuroscience to psychology, including the mind, memory, intention and the self. She ends with new research relating psychological phenomena with neural substrates.

Benjamen Filas, PhDRunning Time: 0:23:00

In this interview Dr. Benjamen Filas of  Washington University in St. Louis walks you through the earliest stages of brain development and the importance of mechanical factors in this development.

David Linden, PhDRunning Time: 0:28:00

In this interview Dr. David Linden of Johns Hopkins University takes you through 500 million years of brain evolution and then focuses on how the human brain develops through neuroplasticity from birth.

David Mendelowitz, PhDRunning Time: 0:14:00

In this interview Dr. David Mendelowitz of Georgetown University takes you through basic neural structures and systems including the autonomic nervous system, the peripheral nervous system, the parasympathetic nervous system, the sympathetic nervous system and the somatic nervous system. He ends with new insights into high blood pressure.

Sheri J.Y. Mizumori, PhDRunning Time: 0:39:00

In this interview Dr. Sheri Mizumori of the University of Washington in Seattle begins by describing the structure and physiology of the limbic system, then moves on to how the brain forms memories, and ends with memory diseases of the brain including Alzheimer's.

Chet Moritz, PhDRunning Time: 0:18:00

In this interview Dr. Chet Moritz of the University of Washington in Seattle takes you through the dramatic discovery of neural plasticity, the capacity of the brain to change throughout the life of an individual, and describes how he is applying this to rehabbing spinal-cord injuries.

Jeff Neil, PhD MDRunning Time: 0:31:00

In this interview Dr. Jeff Neil of Harvard University takes you through the latter stages of brain development from in utero to the first several years of growth.

Rajesh Rao, PhDRunning Time: 0:34:00

In this interview Dr. Rajesh Rao of the University of Washington in Seattle is one of the pioneers of the brain-computer interface. He starts off by defining the brain-computer interface, then tells us how BCI is being used in rehabilitation, and ends with the many science fiction possibilities in the future, including brain to brain communication. 

David Van Essen, PhDRunning Time: 0:38:00

In this interview Dr. David Van Essen of Washington University in St. Louis takes you through the basic discoveries and insights that make up modern neuroscience, and then walks you through his ground breaking Human Connectome Project.

Felix Warneken, PhDRunning Time: 0:32:00

In this interview Dr. Felix Warneken of Harvard University takes you through his social cognition discoveries, including the ability of young children, prior to the development of language, to understand people's intentions and that children are born with an altruistic ability to help others.

Video Programs14
SubjectsScience, Biology, Core Science, Medicine, Nursing
Supplemental Files2
Produced By Ambrose Video Publishing Inc./Centre Communications
Copyright ©2015 Ambrose Video Publishing Inc./Centre Communications
Grade Levels10th Grade through Post Secondary
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