Integrative Science Symposium: Assessing Psychological Change

Integrative Science Symposium: Assessing Psychological Change

I have to confess I can’t really answer this completely when why and how to patients change in psychological treatments but I will try to give you like a little bit of an idea on the newest research developments in that area and I would like to start with a little task I give to …

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4 Mental Shortcuts That Cloud Your Judgement

4 Mental Shortcuts That Cloud Your Judgement

Your brain is a pretty amazing machine. It’s a network of about 86 billion neurons that if compared to a computer, researchers predict is capable of more than a trillion processes every second. But… it makes mistakes. As much as we hate to admit it, we’re only human. Cognitive biases are mental shortcuts we make …

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A New Way to Detect Traumatic Brain Injury

A New Way to Detect Traumatic Brain Injury

​I’m Gabe Garza with today’s health news. ​At the time of impact, there is no easy way to tell if someone has sustained a brain injury. But a novel new tool may soon change all that. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have created a polymer that changes color depending on how hard it is …

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Brain Cancer Survivor Charles Peacock | Cedars-Sinai

Brain Cancer Survivor Charles Peacock | Cedars-Sinai

I woke up, I opened my eyes, and it was like I can see And then you look down and then wiggle your toes and “Yup, okay. Good.” Then I said something in french because I speak french and that works too. Pretty great that someone can put their hand inside your brain and take …

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2-Minute Neuroscience: Basal Ganglia

2-Minute Neuroscience: Basal Ganglia

Welcome to 2 minute neuroscience, where I simplistically explain neuroscience topics in 2 minutes or less. In this installment I will discuss the basal ganglia. The basal ganglia are a group of structures found deep within the cerebral hemispheres and the brainstem that include the caudate, putamen, globus pallidus, substantia nigra, and subthalamic nucleus. The …

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The Meninges: Neuroanatomy Video Lab – Brain Dissections

The Meninges: Neuroanatomy Video Lab – Brain Dissections

[ Silence ]>>Suzanne Stensaas: What I’d like to show you now are the spaces that surround the brain. The brain that we looked at in our introduction had had its tough, outer covering called the dura mater, or “tough mother” “hard mother” had been removed so that you could see the gyri and the sulci. …

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Control of the Pupil: Neuroanatomy Video Lab – Brain Dissections

Control of the Pupil: Neuroanatomy Video Lab – Brain Dissections

>>Today we’re going to talk about the pupil of the eye. That’s the black hole in the center, surrounded by the iris. What’s interesting about the pupil is its size varies, and so we have to control it with our nerves and our central nervous system. So what I want to do now is to …

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