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'We Didn't Start the Scanner' (film and music by Jake Fairnie & Anna Remington)

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Published on Mar 30, 2012

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**Winner of the 'ICN Brains on Film' Competition 2012** at University College London AND
**Winner of the Guerilla Science 'Eat My Sci Short film competition 2012'** (http://guerillascience.co.uk/archives...)

Music and film by Jake Fairnie (twitter.com/jakefairnie) and Anna Remington (twitter.com/annaremington).

A History of Cognitive Neuroscience in 3 minutes...

Song based on 'We Didn't Start The Fire' (Billy Joel)

'WE DIDN'T START THE SCANNER' LYRICS:

VERSE 1:
Where on Earth Do We Start? Aristotle, Descartes,
J-P Flourens, Pigeon Lesions, Gall Phrenology.
Hughling Jackson, Brainstorm Status, Golgi and His Apparatus,
Broca, Wernike, Language Expertise.

VERSE 2:
Canine Brains, Hitzig, Fritch, Electrify and See Them Twitch,
Miller and His Magic Few, Seven Plus or Minus Two.
Neuron Theory, Drawing Cells, Ramon y Cajal Yells,
Gazzaniga Coined the Phrase with Miller in the Taxi Bays.

CHORUS:
We didn't start the scanner - but we've strong attraction to that big contraption.
Get inside the magnet... we need activations for our publications.

VERSE 3:
Neisser, Sperry, Sherrington, Brodmann and His Brain Region,
Pinker, Chomsky, Hodgkin, Huxley, Phineas Gage.
Treisman and Gelade, Deutsch And Deutsch, Cherry Aid,
Broadbent, Moray, Pay Attention.

VERSE 4:
TMS PET NIRS EEG
fMRI MEG BOLD EMG
ERP SCR MMN GSR
RT SPECT -- Find Out What it Means For Me.

CHORUS

VERSE 5:
Pavlov, Kiss-Me-Katz, Gregory, Sacks and Hats,
Kanwisher, FFA, Ramachandran, Piaget.
Christof Koch, Rensink, Most, Simons with Gorilla Ghost,
Tulving, Luria, Hebbian Decay.

VERSE 6:
Rizzolati, Posner, T. Robbins, Malenka,
Adrian, Owen, Saving Us from Locked-in.
Rutter, The Frith Crew, What The Hell Will Le Doux Do?
Psychos Getting Physical, Science Going Digital...

CHORUS

VERSE 7:
Alzheimers, Mattson, Vuilleumier, Emotion,
Hubel, Wiesel, Neurons Going Visual.
Subliminal Messaging, Are You Sure You're Noticing?
Freg Gage, Braddick, Morris Going Plastic.
Flicker Paradigm, Dehaene and the Unseen Prime,
Kanizsa, Eriksen, Brains at the ICN.

CHORUS

FINAL CHORUS:
We didn't start the scanner - but we've strong attraction to that big contraption.
Power down the magnet... write some publications on those activations.

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