Human Brain Prefers Pitch

Our study is looking at the brain mechanisms that are thought to support auditory pitch perception and compares those mechanisms between old-world macaque monkeys and humans. Just to compare how the brains of these two species handle sound signals. And we discovered that the monkeys have very different mechanisms in their brains — a very different organization for handling sounds…

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The Reward Circuit: How the Brain Responds to Natural Rewards and Drugs

[Music] [Female announcer speaking] Deep within the brain is a set of structures called the limbic system. The limbic system contains the brain’s reward circuit or pathway. The reward circuit links together a number of brain structures that control and regulate our ability to feel pleasure. Feeling pleasure motivates us to repeat behaviors. When the reward circuit is activated, each…

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Teen Brain Development

(light music) [Mila speaking] As teens, people are always telling us what we can’t do. Do you ever wonder why that is? Why can’t I stay up late? What could happen if I just played for 15 more minutes? Who cares if I smoke a joint every now and then? Let’s face it, adults may mean well, but they can’t…

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The Human Brain: Major Structures and Functions

[Music] The brain is the command center for the entire body; it makes us who we are. It receives information from our senses and controls our thoughts and movement. To better explore this incredibly complex organ, scientists have divided it into parts and regions. The largest part is the cerebrum, which is divided into two sides, called hemispheres, just like…

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Kids

[MUSIC] [NARRATOR] Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is an injury that disrupts the brain and its activity. TBI can result from a blow to the head, a jolt of the brain, or an object that goes through the skull. In the United States each year, 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury. Each of these heads represents 20,000 people.…

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Brain Imaging

Dr. Peter Basser: Some children get, you know, are in accidents: car accidents, bike accidents, accidents on the playground, that hurt the brain and we’d like to be able to detect the damage that’s done. And, you know, to help them get better over time. So that they can return to school and their normal lives. Brain imaging is, represents…

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Brain Machine Interfaces: from basic science to neuroprostheses and neurological recovery

MY NAME IS RICHARD AND I AM THE SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL INNSITUTE FOR BIOMEDICAL IMAGING AND BIOENGINEERING. AND IT’S MY GREATEST PLEASURE TODAY TO WELCOME PROFESSOR MIGUEL NICOLELIS TO THE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON LECTURE SERIES. DR. NICOLELIS IS A PHYSICIAN SCIENTIST WHO IS INTERNATIONAL RENOWNED FOR HIS PIONEERING WORK ON DEVELOPING BRAIN MACHINE INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY. THERE’S ONLY TIME FOR…

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Demystifying Medicine 2017: Schizophrenia: From Childhood to Genomes

>>GOOD AFTERNOON. WE WILL GET STARTED. SO I HAVE TWO ANNOUNCEMENTS. TO MAKE. THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE EITHER LISTENING OR HERE WHO ARE TAKING THE COURSE AND WANT TO RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE THAT YOU HAVE DONE WELL, THE FINAL EXAM WILL BE POSTED PROBABLERY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK ON OUR WEBSITE. IT’S A MULTIPLE CHOICE EXAM. IF YOU’VE…

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Adult Brain and Spine Tumor Research and Treatment

>>Hello everyone. Welcome to the latest Facebook Live on Brain Tumor Research and Treatment hosted by the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. My name is David Arons, CEO of National Brain Tumor Society and I will be today’s moderator. Today I am pleased to be joined by two world renowned experts in the field of…

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Developmental Origins of Brain Circuit Architecture and Psychiatric Disorders (Day 2)

GOOD MORNING HAPPY FRIDAY. WELCOME TO THE SECOND DAY OF THE SYMPOSIUM. WE WERE TREATED YESTERDAY TO A SERIES OF FABULOUS DIVERSE TALKS THAT GAVE COMPLIMENTARY VIEWS ON BRAIN PATTERNING FROM COMPARE SEASONAL ANATOMICAL BRAIN SITES TO MOLECULAR STUDIES TO EARLY BRAIN PATTERNING AND PLASTICITY BASED LARGELY ON WORK IN RODENT MODEL SYSTEMS. TODAY’S TALKS BEGIN TO BUILD ON FOUNDATION…

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