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Developmental Neurobiology, Spring 2005

Developmental Neurobiology, Spring 2005

Considers molecular control of neural specification, formation of neuronal connections, construction of ... (more)

Considers molecular control of neural specification, formation of neuronal connections, construction of neural systems, and the contributions of experience to shaping brain structure and function. Topics include: neural induction and pattern formation, cell lineage and fate determination, neuronal migration, axon guidance, synapse formation and stabilization, activity-dependent development and critical periods, development of behavior. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Full Course
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Nedivi, Elly
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Dimensions of Music

Dimensions of Music

This module is part of a term research project for the class ... (more)

This module is part of a term research project for the class Linguistics 411: Neurolinguistics at Rice University. The project focuses on current research concerning the neuronal structures and processes involved with the perception of music. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Readings
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Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
Daniel Williamson
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Dr. Jay Giedd: The Adolescent Brain

Dr. Jay Giedd: The Adolescent Brain

In this transcript from FRONTLINE: "Inside the Teenage Brain," neuroscientist Dr. Jay ... (more)

In this transcript from FRONTLINE: "Inside the Teenage Brain," neuroscientist Dr. Jay Giedd discusses new research on brain development in teenagers. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Activities and Labs
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Teachers' Domain
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Author:
WGBH Educational Foundation
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Everest: Test Your Brain

Everest: Test Your Brain

This interactive feature from the NOVA "Everest" Web site lets you take ... (more)

This interactive feature from the NOVA "Everest" Web site lets you take the same brain quizzes that researchers used to test the brain function of climbers on Mount Everest. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Activities and Labs
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Teachers' Domain
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Author:
WGBH Educational Foundation
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Exercise for your Brain

Exercise for your Brain

Not all exercise is the same, but all exercise can help you ... (more)

Not all exercise is the same, but all exercise can help you grow strong and keep you healthy. Exercise can also help you with your homework and that science project due at the end of the year. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Activities and Labs
Games
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Ask A Biologist
Provider:
Arizona State University School of Life Sciences, Ask A Biologist
Author:
Gabriel Shaibi
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From Sound to Meaning: Hearing, Speech and Language

From Sound to Meaning: Hearing, Speech and Language

Human communication is vastly more complex than that of any other species ... (more)

Human communication is vastly more complex than that of any other species we know about. It is so complex that linguists are only just beginning to identify the processes in the brain that are related to understanding language. This unit looks at how language is understood by taking an interdisciplinary approach. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Activities and Labs
Readings
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Collection:
Open University OpenLearn
Provider:
Open University
Author:
The Open University
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Functional MRI of High-Level Vision, Fall 2004

Functional MRI of High-Level Vision, Fall 2004

Covers the basics of fMRI, the strengths and limitations of fMRI compared ... (more)

Covers the basics of fMRI, the strengths and limitations of fMRI compared to other techniques, and the design and analysis of fMRI experiments, focusing primarily on experiments on high-level vision. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and critique published fMRI papers, have a good grasp on what is known about high-level vision from fMRI, and design their own fMRI experiments. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Full Course
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Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
Kanwisher, Nancy
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Functional MRI of High-Level Vision, Fall 2007

Functional MRI of High-Level Vision, Fall 2007

" We are now at an unprecedented point in the field of ... (more)

" We are now at an unprecedented point in the field of neuroscience: We can watch the human brain in action as it sees, thinks, decides, reads, and remembers. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is the only method that enables us to monitor local neural activity in the normal human brain in a noninvasive fashion and with good spatial resolution. A large number of far-reaching and fundamental questions about the human mind and brain can now be answered using straightforward applications of this technology. This is particularly true in the area of high-level vision, the study of how we interpret and use visual information including object recognition, mental imagery, visual attention, perceptual awareness, visually guided action, and visual memory. The goals of this course are to help students become savvy and critical readers of the current neuroimaging literature, to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the technique, and to design their own cutting-edge, theoretically motivated studies. Students will read, present to the class, and critique recently published neuroimaging articles, as well as write detailed proposals for experiments of their own. Lectures will cover the theoretical background on some of the major areas in high-level vision, as well as an overview of what fMRI has taught us and can in future teach us about each of these topics. Lectures and discussions will also cover fMRI methods and experimental design. A prior course in statistics and at least one course in perception or cognition are required." (less)

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Science and Technology
Material Type:
Full Course
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Kanwisher, Nancy
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Grey Matters: Stem Cells - The Brain's Beginnings

Grey Matters: Stem Cells - The Brain's Beginnings

During the past decade, there have been dramatic advancements in the brain ... (more)

During the past decade, there have been dramatic advancements in the brain and cognitive sciences. For the first time, understanding how the brain works has become a scientifically achievable goal. In this new lecture series, Grey Matters: Molecules to Mind, San Diego's leading Neuroscientists explore the human brain. The first lecture in this series addresses an issue that has often been absent in these discussions: what role do stem cells play in development of the brain? (59 minutes) (less)

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Science and Technology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Collection:
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Provider:
UC San Diego
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Hearing

Hearing

Hearing is a familiar and important human sense that is a topic ... (more)

Hearing is a familiar and important human sense that is a topic naturally of interest to those who are curious about human biology. This unit will enable you to relate what you read to your own sensory experiences - and indeed many of the questions asked have exactly that function. This unit will be best understood by those with some biological understanding. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Activities and Labs
Readings
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Collection:
Open University OpenLearn
Provider:
Open University
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How Your Brain Understands What Your Ear Hears

How Your Brain Understands What Your Ear Hears

This activity helps students learn how audio and visual cues can help ... (more)

This activity helps students learn how audio and visual cues can help communication, how loudness is measured, how changes in the hearing pathway may affect hearing, and how to prevent hearing loss. Animations (under student activities) show an ear hearing the Gettysburg Address in 5 languages, a graphic display of pitch and volume, and how sounds are converted into electrical impulses and sent to the brain. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Simulations
Collection:
National Institutes of Health
Provider:
National Institutes of Health
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Human Biology - Nervous System (Student's Edition)

Human Biology - Nervous System (Student's Edition)

The Nervous System Student Edition book is one of ten volumes making ... (more)

The Nervous System Student Edition book is one of ten volumes making up the Human Biology curriculum, an interdisciplinary and inquiry-based approach to the study of life science. (less)

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Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Textbooks
Collection:
CK-12 FlexBook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Author:
Program in Human Biology, Stanford University
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Inside the Brain: An Interactive Tour

Inside the Brain: An Interactive Tour

The human brain is in many ways a fantastic and enigmatic part ... (more)

The human brain is in many ways a fantastic and enigmatic part of the body, and only within the past few decades have scientists begun to understand its many nooks and crannies. When the brain is beset with any number of neurological conditions, it changes in a myriad of ways. This website, provided by the Alzheimer's Association, provides an interactive tour of the brain of a person with Alzheimer's disease. The tour contains sixteen interactive slides, and each slide contains informative text that provides background material. The first seven slides contain a bit of background information about the brain, such as what the brain is composed of and how it functions. (less)

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Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Interactive
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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Individual Authors
Provider:
Alzheimer's Association
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Introducing Consciousness

Introducing Consciousness

What is consciousness? How does the brain generate consciousness and how can ... (more)

What is consciousness? How does the brain generate consciousness and how can a science of the mind describe and explain it adequately? This unit will introduce you to the slippery phenomenon that is consciousness, as well as some of the difficulties consciousness presents to science and philosophy. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
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Activities and Labs
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
Open University OpenLearn
Provider:
Open University
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