President Obama’s Announcement of the BRAIN Initiative

PRESIDENT OBAMA: There’s this enormous mystery waiting to be unlocked. The BRAIN Initiative will change that by giving scientists the tools they need to get a dynamic picture of the brain in action and better understand how we think and how we learn, and how we remember. In the budget I will send to Congress next week, I will propose…

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Positive Symptoms and Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Hey what’s up I’m Rachel Star schizophrenic so if you’ve had schizophrenia for a while or like mental disorder you’ve probably heard positive symptoms and negative symptoms so what does that mean let’s make an imaginary like baseline normal person so this is like baseline normal okay so a positive symptom is anything added on that let’s say a normal…

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Schizophrenia: finding new treatments

Having seen examples of patients with schizophrenia, I think, we really need new therapeutic targets and we really need to understand how these patients develop this disorder. And what’s really exciting about early intervention is we have the cance to intervene early, we have the chance to treat these patients when they walk in and to hopefully prevent further relapses.…

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How Video Games Change Your Brain

When I’m playing Assassin’s Creed or Call of Duty, my brain is totally absorbed in this virtual environment. But what happens to my brain when I come out of it? Is it different? This WEEK, we humans will spend 3 billion hours playing video games; 1.2 billion people play regularly… 99 percent of boys and 94 percent of girls under…

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Do Antidepressants Cure Depression? Are Psych Drugs Safe? Dr. Colin Ross & Corrina Psychetruth

Life Wisdom. I’m Psychetruth corespondent, Corrina Rachel and I’m joined today by doctor Colin Ross. An author and practicing psychiatrist in Dallas, TX. Thank you so much for joining me today. Well thank you for having me. So today I wanna ask a burning question, do anti-depressants really work? For somebody who is experiencing depression, what would you want them…

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Harnessing the Power of Neuroplasticity: The Nuts and Bolts of Better Brains

Our human newborn, Augie Nelson’s current abilities are somewhat limited. He can cry, sleep, eat and hiccup. The turtle, also newly hatched, can crawl, separate from her siblings and begin a vast trans-Atlantic migration, alone without parents or learning. Her brain has already formed every connection she’ll need for the great journey ahead. Seven months later, Augie is learning to…

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My brain isn’t broken | Tashi Baiguerra | TEDxLondon

Translator: Leonardo Silva Reviewer: Peter van de Ven I’d like you all to take a second, and I’d like you to imagine someone on the autism spectrum. Be as specific about them as you can. How old are they? What do they look like? What’s their gender? How do they stand and walk and behave? Are they happy? Now, when…

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How Habits Change Your Brain

Hey smart people, Joe here. What if I told you that the reason you had minty-fresh breath this morning was because 100 years ago an advertiser named Claude C. Hopkins was having trouble selling a brand of toothpaste? He needed to convince people that brushing their teeth should be a daily routine, and back then, it wasn’t for most people.…

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