• Your Brain is You Play all

    David Eagleman, PhD, author of the New York Times bestseller, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, provides an extraordinary look at the human brain and current neuroscience research. In this engaging series of videos, Dr. Eagleman explains the basics of brain function, and describes how this extremely complex, often misunderstood organ defines who we are.

    Dr. David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and best-selling author at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), where he directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action, and the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. Best known for his work on time perception, synesthesia, and neurolaw, Dr. Eagleman appears regularly on radio and television to discuss literature and science.

    Your Brain is You was produced by BCM's Learning Brain project, which is developing interdisciplinary neuroscience teaching materials for BioEd Online (www.bioedonline.org). The project is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the SEPA program, Office of the Director, NIH.

    Find more brain teaching resources at http://www.bioedonline.org/lessons-and-more/resource-coll....
    • Your Brain is You: A Most Complex System (Part 1 of 6) - Duration: 3 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      The human brain is profoundly complex and may never be entirely understood. All of our hopes, dreams, beliefs, and actions are housed and controlled by this mass of fragile cells!

      Dr. David Eagle...
    • Your Brain is You: Meet Your Brain (Part 2 of 6) - Duration: 8 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      The brain acts as "mission control" for the entire body. It takes in and processes information from the body's sensory systems, and controls the body's movements and operations. The brain has speci...
    • Your Brain is You: Neuron to Neuron (Part 3 of 6) - Duration: 4 minutes, 55 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      Neurons are specialized cells that process and transmit information to other cells. The nervous system also contains glial cells, which are critical to the brain's function and development.

      Dr. Da...
    • Your Brain is You: Sensing the World (Part 4 of 6) - Duration: 8 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      The human body has an array of senses that gather and transmit information, which the brain uses to help us understand and interact with the world.

      Dr. David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and best-...
    • Your Brain is You: Learning and Memory (Part 5 of 6) - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      The brain stores and recalls information by literally changing its structure. Memories become a part of our neural networks and provide a context from which new memories and connections can form.

    • Your Brain is You: The Brain and Education (Part 6 of 6) - Duration: 5 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      Students are better able to learn and retain knowledge when they are interested in a subject, challenged by content, and have a context in which to comprehend new information.

      Dr. David Eagleman i...
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