How Movies Control Your Brain

Alfred Hitchcock once said of films that “creation is based on an exact science of audience reactions” Many years after that shower scene, audience reactions are becoming an exact science – Neuroscientists are looking at how we watch movies to figure out which styles of filmmaking have maximum control over viewers’ brains. It’s popularly being called “neurocinema”. In one study,…

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Kids ‘R’ Kids Brain Waves – Brain Development

The first five years of your child’s life is a critical time. His brain is developing and brain cells are forming connections for learning and future success in school. During these early years the experiences and interactions your child has will determine which brain cells are activated and which ones are pruned away from lack of stimulation. At Kids ‘R’…

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Can You Really ‘Train’ Your Brain?

Exercising your muscles helps keep your body strong and healthy, which is why lots of people think your brain works in the same way. There are so-called “brain training” games out there that say they’ll improve your memory, attention, and reasoning skills — and eventually make your brain faster and healthier. Some even claim to help prevent the onset of…

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Parkinson’s Disease: How is the brain affected?

Hello and welcome to this video on Parkinson’s Disease pathophysiology by Soton Brain Hub. In our Parkinson’s Disease anatomy video we looked at 3D representations of the anatomy relevant to Parkinson’s Disease. In this video we will look at the functioning of these structures, and see what happens to them in Parkinson’s Disease, explain some of the symptoms along the…

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The Ventricles: Neuroanatomy Video Lab – Brain Dissections

>>Well, it’s time to talk about cerebral spinal fluid and the ventricular system. So, let’s get started. I’m holding a cast of a real human ventricular system. So these are the ventricles in their actual size. And I want to show you that they have different parts and different names. And then we’re going to look at them inside a…

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What is Brain Fluid Leak? Symptoms and Treatment for CSF Leak

Hi I am Dr. Amber Luong I’m an associate professor here at the University of Texas Medical School within the Department of Otolaryngology. What I wanted to talk to you about today is a cerebral spinal fluid leak or more more commonly called brain fluid leak and the reason why I wanted to talk to you about this is because…

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The Man With a Hole in His Brain

Back in 1848 in the North-Eastern United States, there was an ordinary young man who had a pretty extraordinary accident. You may have heard of Phineas Gage, the railway foreman who had a one metre iron rod blasted through his skull—and survived. It’s pretty graphic, think bits of skull and brains bursting out of his head. This is my friend…

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Basal Ganglia: Neuroanatomy Video Lab – Brain Dissections

>>Today’s subject is the basal ganglia. One of the major motor pathways along with the cerebellum and the corticospinal tract. It’s complicated. And the name basal ganglia is really a misnomer, because it’s not a ganglion. Let’s look at what you think a ganglion looks like and then compare it to what we’re going to be talking about today. We’ve…

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