The path to understanding the brain: Henry Markram at TEDxCHUV

Translator: Michele Gianella Reviewer: Capa Girl I’d like to tell you about the Human Brain Project, which is basically a CERN for brain research, to accelerate our understanding of the human brain. You have witnessed, I think, a very good example of the passion, Gregoire, the hope, and the progress of understanding the human brain, in lots of different forms.…

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Why Are Some People Left-Handed?

[MUSIC] [MUSIC] Evolution spent nearly 400 million years crafting these works of art, two of the most important pieces of the human evolutionary puzzle. Yet 99% of us end up being good with one hand and not the other, for common tasks like writing, high-fiving, and the all-important one-handed texting. Even life itself seems to have chosen sides: our amino…

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What happens in your brain when you taste food | Camilla Arndal Andersen

Translator: Ivana Korom Reviewer: Krystian Aparta So I had this very interesting experience five years ago. You know, me and my husband, we were out grocery shopping, as we do every other day, but this time, we found this fancy, you know, I’m talking fair-trade, I’m talking organic, I’m talking Kenyan, single-origin coffee that we splurged and got. And that…

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Working with carers, friends and families of people in secure mental health services – Part 1

>>Voice over: This film promotes best practice when working with carers, friends and families of people in secure mental health services. Carers, friends and families of people in secure settings are faced with the most unexpected of circumstances. Many people would have had to deal with the police, courts and many other agencies before arriving in secure mental health services.…

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The brain vs. the mind: Has Freud slipped? — with Peter Kramer (1995) | THINK TANK

Ben Wattenberg: Hello, I’m Ben Wattenberg. Was Sigmund Freud right? Is most mental illness rooted in childhood trauma, often sexual trauma? That Freudian view has shaped much of the modern world. Now a new school of scientists say many disorders of the mind are really physical diseases of the brain and can often be treated with new drugs. Joining us…

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Early Intervention for Psychosis: Building a Mental Health Community | Rachel Waford | TEDxDecatur

Translator: Daniel Enger Reviewer: Tanya Cushman So as psychologists and counselors, we spend quite a lot of time and energy trying to create spaces that are open and accepting and safe. Now, that doesn’t keep people from feeling really apprehensive to visit our spaces to share examples of challenge and distress. This is especially true for individuals experiencing psychotic illnesses…

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The Brain and Language

Professor Dave again, let’s learn about language. We just learned about brain lateralization, or the notion that certain cognitive functions can be localized more specifically in one hemisphere of the brain over the other. Language is one such function, as it is highly localized in the left hemisphere. Attempts to understand why this is the case can help us understand…

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Why Does My Brain Sleep?

MATTHEW WALKER: It’s a pleasure to be here. And I want to start with a standard disclaimer, which is that when most speakers look to their audience and they see people who are falling asleep or nodding off, it can be profoundly disheartening. However, based on the topic of today’s presentation, I’m almost going to actively encourage that kind of…

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Lisa Maria Cruz | A Journey Through Schizophrenia

When you’re having a delusion you don’t, it doesn’t feel wrong it doesn’t feel bad it doesn’t feel traumatic in any kind of way. When you’re having a delusion your delusion is your reality. I have like this recurrent theme of like thinking people are witches when I’m delusional. So anyway, my husband came to visit me and I was…

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