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Understanding how the brain learns, functions and stays healthy.
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The Human Body Brain Power 5 of 5 (Video)

Discovery Channel Video-Part 5-"The driving force behind every one of us is the most powerful organ in the natural world: the human brain. Our central processing unit generates as many electrical impulses in a single day as all the telephones in the world combined. With new state-of-the-art imagery of this complex, mysterious machine, we reveal how our brain accelerates when faced with intense stress or danger, and taps into its deepest layers to unlock prehistoric survival instincts."

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The Human Body Brain Power 3 of 5 (Video)

Discovery Channel Video Part 3-The driving force behind every one of us is the most powerful organ in the natural world: the human brain. Our central processing unit generates as many electrical impulses in a single day as all the telephones in the world combined. With new state-of-the-art imagery of this complex, mysterious machine, we reveal how our brain accelerates when faced with intense stress or danger, and taps into its deepest layers to unlock prehistoric survival instincts.

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The Human Body Brain Power 1 of 5 (Video)

Great video from the Discovery Channel--The Human Brain--"The driving force behind every one of us is the most powerful organ in the natural world: the human brain. Our central processing unit generates as many electrical impulses in a single day as all the telephones in the world combined. With new state-of-the-art imagery of this complex, mysterious machine, we reveal how our brain accelerates when faced with intense stress or danger, and taps into its deepest layers to unlock prehistoric survival instincts." 

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Let It Ripple | BRAIN POWER (Video)

Let It Ripple | BRAIN POWER (Video) | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

"Over the course of 6 months, we asked people from all over the world to send videos of themselves feeling their heartbeat and thinking about what it means. This is the film that unfolded...

 

Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks is a 10-minute film and accompanying TED Book from award-winning Director Tiffany Shlain and her team at The Moxie Institute. Based on new research on how to best nurture children’s brains from Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child and University of Washington’s I-LABS, the film explores the parallels between a child’s brain development and the development of the global brain of Internet, offering insights into the best ways to shape both. Made through a new crowd-sourcing creativity process the Moxie team calls “Cloud Filmmaking,” Brain Power was created by putting into action the very ideas that the film is exploring: the connections between neurons, networks, and people around the world."

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Stress and the Brain (Video)

Stress - Brain Rule #8: Stressed brains don't learn the same way. John Medina is the New York Times bestselling author of Brain Rules and Brain Rules for Baby. (Video)

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How'd I Get a Brain - BrainFacts.org

How'd I Get a Brain - BrainFacts.org | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

A bedtime story about the process of brain development, as lovingly told to a baby. (Video)

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" Using Brain Research To Energize School Reform" Dr. Janet Zadina -Video at TEDxTalks

" Using Brain Research To Energize School Reform" Dr. Janet Zadina -Video at TEDxTalks | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

The case for educational neuroscience. Dr. Janet N. Zadina, a former high school teacher turned adjunct assistant professor in neurology at Tulane University in New Orleans...

"Medical schools and education universities need to cross-train neuroscientists and teachers," she told me. "There are ways to do this; teachers bring a lot to the table." (Video)

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Neil Burgess: How your brain tells you where you are | Video on TED.com

Neil Burgess: How your brain tells you where you are | Video on TED.com | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

TED Talks How do you remember where you parked your car? How do you know if you're moving in the right direction? Neuroscientist Neil Burgess studies the neural mechanisms that map the space around us, and how they link to memory and imagination. (Video)

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Charlie Rose: The Brain Series (Videos)

Charlie Rose: The Brain Series (Videos) | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

The Charlie Rose Brain Series (videos) explores one of sciences final frontiers, the study of the human brain. Charlie interviews the most knowledgeable scientists and researchers in hopes of illuminating a new topic of study. Each monthly episode examine different subjects of the brain, including perception, social interaction, aging and creativity. Dr. Eric Kandel joins Charlie. He is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist and professor at Columbia University. He’s also affiliated with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Episodes:

Episode 1 - The Great Mysteries of the Human Brain

Episode 2 - The Perceiving Brain

Episode 3 - The Acting Brain

Episode 4 - The Social Brain

Episode 5 - The Developing Brain

Episode 6 - The Aging Brain

Episode 7 - The Emotional and Vulnerable Brain

Episode 8 - The Anxious Brain

Episode 9 - The Mentally Ill Brain

Episode 10 - The Disordered Brain

Episode 11 - The Deciding Brain

Episode 12 - The Creative Brain

Episode 13 - Highlights from the Series

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I will certainly be looking at these.
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Brain Games-The Role of Perception (Video)

Examine perception and how experience and context affect how the brain perceives information. (Video)

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Motivation & Engagement-Daniel Pink

RSAnimate animation... the surprising truth about what motivates us. Daniel Pink lecture. (video)

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John Medina: on The Human Brain

John Medina: on The Human Brain | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

What do you and The Scarecrow from THE WIZARD OF OZ have in common? You both have brains, but neither of you have learned best how to exploit them. John Medina is the world-renowned developmental molecular biologist and author of the best-selling users manual, Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School. In lay language, John can explain how we think and how we could take greater advantage of the incredible organ that separates us from our primate cousins. (video)

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Neuroplasticity: How to Rewire our Brains with Neuroplasticity

The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM)

In this clip, Dr. Ruth Buczynski interviews Dr. Daniel Siegel about neuroplasticity, what neuroplasticity is, how neuroplasticity works, and how you can use neuroplasticity to help improve your life. (video)

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The Human Body Brain Power 4 of 5

"The driving force behind every one of us is the most powerful organ in the natural world: the human brain. Our central processing unit generates as many electrical impulses in a single day as all the telephones in the world combined. With new state-of-the-art imagery of this complex, mysterious machine, we reveal how our brain accelerates when faced with intense stress or danger, and taps into its deepest layers to unlock prehistoric survival instincts."

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The Human Body Brain Power 2 of 5 (Vdieo)

Part 2 Disovery Channel Video-The driving force behind every one of us is the most powerful organ in the natural world: the human brain. Our central processing unit generates as many electrical impulses in a single day as all the telephones in the world combined. With new state-of-the-art imagery of this complex, mysterious machine, we reveal how our brain accelerates when faced with intense stress or danger, and taps into its deepest layers to unlock prehistoric survival instincts.

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Zooming in on the human brain (Video)

A visually compelling tour of the human brain, from anatomy to cells to genes and back. Created by the Allen Institute for Brain Scinece (Video).

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Une vue plongeante sur un univers passionnant.

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The Sentis Brain Animation Series - The Regions of the Brain (Video)

The Sentis Brain Animation Series takes you on a tour of the brain through a series of short and sharp animations. The second in the series describes the three regions of the brain and how they interact as we experience the world.


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Brain Basics-National Institute of Mental Health (Video)

Brain Basics-National Institute of Mental Health (Video) | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Brain Basics provides information on how the brain works, how mental illnesses are disorders of the brain, and ongoing research that helps us better understand and treat disorders. (Video)

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JST Virtual Science Center - Mind Lab

JST Virtual Science Center - Mind Lab | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

How is our consciousness connected to the world?
Explore the unconscious functions of the brain with visual illusions
and mysterious perceptual phenomena. Explore these engaging videos.


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How to train your mind to remember anything - CNN.com

How to train your mind to remember anything - CNN.com | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Joshua Foer says remembering vast amounts of information is a skill you can teach yourself..."Over the last few millennia, we've invented a series of technologies -- from the alphabet to the printed book to the photograph to the iPhone -- that have made it easier and easier for us to externalize our memories and essentially outsource this fundamental human capacity.
These technologies have made our modern world possible, but they've also changed us. They've changed us culturally, and I would argue that they've changed us cognitively. Having little need to remember anymore, it sometimes seems as if we've forgotten how."

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Head Games : Discovery Channel-Conformity

Head Games : Discovery Channel-Conformity | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Check out this video.. Human Pavlov's Dog type of experiment. "Have you ever wondered what exactly it is that makes us human? Through the design and execution of social experiments, see how everyday people perceive, conform, and make moral choices when in real-life situations … and what the brain is actually doing to dictate behavior or react to uncomfortable, and, at times, confrontational, circumstances." (Video)

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RSA Animate - How Our Natural Empathy Could Save Our Planet

Empathy. Mirror neurons. Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society.
How thanks to empathy we could save our fellow humans and our planet. (RSA Animate Video)

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Idea Framing, Metaphors, and Your Brain - George Lakoff

UC-Berkeley Linguistics Professor George Lakoff discusses how idea framing and metaphors contribute to shaping the way we think.
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The Human Connectome Project: Creating a complete roadmap of the brain - video

The Human Connectome Project: Creating a complete roadmap of the brain  - video | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Drawing inspiration from the Human Genome Project, neuroscientists in the US want to map all the neural pathways in the human brain, revealing for the first time the physical structure of individual memories and even the faulty wiring that may underlie some psychiatric conditions. (Video)

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Dan Siegel: The Neurological Basis of Behavior, the Mind, the Brain and Human Relationships

At the Garrison Institute's 2011 Climate, Mind and Behavior Symposium, Dr. Dan Siegel of the Mindsight Institute discusses the neurological basis of behavior, the mind, the brain and human relationships. He explains one definition of the mind as "an embodied and relational emergent process that regulates the flow of energy and information," and describes the role of awareness and attention in monitoring and modifying the mind. Dr. Siegel puts forth a method of expanding the sense of identity so as to include other people, species and the planet and proposes the concept of "we maps." He recommends using the notion of health as a means of linking individual, community and planetary wellbeing.(video)

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