disc 1. -- 1. Organization and evaluation of brain function. -- 2. The effects of hormones and the environment on brain development. -- 3. Gender development: social influences. -- 4. Intelligence and culture -- 5. The divided brain. -- 6. Language and speech: broca and wernicke's areas. -- 7. Brain anomaly and plasticity: hydrocephalus. -- 8. Visual information processing: elementary concepts. -- 9. Visual information processing: perception. -- 10. Perception: inverted vision. -- 11. Sensory-motor integration. -- 12. Huntington's disease. -- 13. Sleep and circadian rhythms. -- 14. Sleep: brain functions. -- 15. REM sleep and dreaming (106 min.) -- disc 2. -- 16. The locus of learning and memory. -- 17. Learning as synaptic change. -- 18. Living with amnesia: the hippocampus and memory. -- 19. Alzheimer's disease. -- 20. A super-memorist advises on study strategies. -- 21. Emotions, stress, and health. -- 22. Stress: locus of control and predictability. -- 23. Multiple personality. -- 24. Aggression, violence, and the brain. -- 25. Frontal lobes and behavior: the story of phineas gage (89 min.) -- disc 3. -- 26. Schizophrenia: symptoms -- 27. Schizophrenia: etiology; 28. Schizophrenia: pharmacological treatment; 29. Autism -- Treatment of brain disorders. -- 30. Understanding the brain through epilepsy. -- 31. Brain transplants in parkinson's patients. -- 32. Neurorehabilitation (78 min.).
disc 1. Past, present, and promise; Understanding research; The behaving brain; The responsive brain -- disc 2. The developing child; Language development; Sensation and perception; Learning -- disc 3. Remembering and forgetting; Cognitive processes; Judgement and decision making; Motivation and emotion -- disc 4. The mind awake and asleep; The mind hidden and divided; The self; Testing and intelligence -- disc 5. Sex and gender; Maturing and aging; The power of the situation; Constructing social reality -- disc 6. Psychopathology; Psychotherapy; Health, mind and behavior; Applying psychology in life -- disc 7. Cognitive neuroscience; Cultural psychology.
Physiological studies in the mid-twentieth century, based largely on animals, and more recent neuroimaging studies of humans have uncovered hard evidence that neural circuits support emotional experience. Affective neuroscience thus blends the insights of psychology with methods from neuroscience.
"It's the mystery of mysteries - especially to parents. Now the experts are exploring the recesses of the brain and finding explanations for why adolescents behave the way they do and how the new discoveries can change the way we teach, or perhaps even understand, our teenagers"--Container.
The music instinct provides a ground-breaking exploration into how and why the human organism is moved by the undeniable effect of music, and the deep connection between music and our bodies and brains. The program follows visionary researchers and accomplished musicians to the crossroads of science and culture in search of answers to music's deep mysteries.
Can the power of music make the brain come alive? Dr. Oliver Sacks, author of Musicophilia: tales of music and the brain, is involved with this study as Nova follows four individuals: Matt Giordano (United States), Derek Paravicini (England), Anne Barker (Ireland), and Tony Cicoria (United States) to investigate music's strange, surprising, and still unexplained power over the human mind. While these extraordinary stories offer examples of music's unquestionable power over the mind, scientists have yet to fully understand what happens in the brain as we experience music. In an effort to unravel the mystery, Nova puts Sacks himself into a functional MRI machine for two experiments.
"Legendary jazz guitar virtuoso Pat Martino underwent brain surgery that saved his life but erased all memory, some emotion and the ability to play. There he should have remained but after years in the wilderness he made an impossible comeback of astonishing power and mastery. Martino's story takes neuropsychologist Paul Broks to the outer realms of science to explore the mysteries of memory, self, creativity, and to reconsider who we are."--Container.
Disc 1. In the womb ; Glands and hormones -- Disc 2. Muscle and bone ; Breath of life -- Disc 3. Skin ; The food machine ; Taste and smell -- Disc 4. Visual reality ; Defend and repair ; Sex -- Disc 5. The human pump ; Now hear this ; The brain.
This series explores the startling new map of the brain that has emerged from the past decade of neuroscience and shares a revelatory view of this most complicated organ, which now contradicts much of what we previously believed. Narrated by actress Blair Brown, the series tells stories through a mix of personal histories, expert commentary and cutting-edge animation. Viewers will not only learn startling new truths about the brain, they will voyage inside it.