Controlling the Brain with Light - Optigenetics
Karl Deisseroth is pioneering bold new treatments for depression and other psychiatric diseases. By sending pulses of light into the brain, Deisseroth can control neural activity with remarkable precision. In this short talk, Deisseroth gives an overview of his Stanford University lab's groundbreaking research in "optogenetics".
The Miracle in the Human Brain
A short medical video about the brain, neurons, nerve cells, and brain development. Run time 01:26.
Parts of the Brain Song -
Cartoon song of the major parts of the brain. Highlights parts of the brain as each part is identified. Catchy tune. Grades 9-12. 1:22 min.
How The Body Works: The Regions Of The Brain
The brain has three major functional and anatomical parts--the forebrain, midbrain and hindbrain. The forebrain consists of the cerebral hemispheres, thalami, hypothalamus and limbic system. The top inch of the brain stem is the midbrain. The hindbrain includes the cerebellum, the pons and the medulla. Video uses animated diagrams. Grades 9-12. 1:16 min.
How the Body Works : Movement and the Cerebellum
A brief video on the cerebellum. The cerebellum, part of the hindbrain, is concerned with the regulation of coordination and balance. It is an oval-shaped structure with a central furrow, which is flanked on either side by a bulbous lobe. Run time (1:36)
How Brains Learn to See
Pawan Sinha details his groundbreaking research into how the brain's visual system develops. Sinha and his team provide free vision-restoring treatment to children born blind, and then study how their brains learn to interpret visual data. The work offers insights into neuroscience, engineering and even autism.
How the Body Works : The Auditory Pathways in the Brain
The auditory center, in the brain, shown above in red, is concerned with hearing. Although shown here on the outer surface of the brain, most of this area lies within the temporal lobes and is found within the surface of the cerebral cortex on both sides of the brain.
The Ventricles of the Brain
The ventricles of the brain are four cavities which are filled with cerebrospinal fluid. Two large lateral ventricles are in the cerebrum, the third ventricle lies between the two thalami and the fourth between the cerebellum and the brain stem. (00:17)
Music Key Signatures Explained
This is an excellent teaching tool for high school and and advanced musical instumentalist.
Reading sheet Music Part 1
Scales octaves on a piano. This is a wonderful tool to use for instruction for middle and high school age children.
"The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) follows a schedule for preparing the annual presidential budget. Their deadline is the first Monday in February when the president delivers his budget to Congress amid great fanfare. The Congress then has until October first, the beginning of the U.S. fiscal year, to review, revise, and approve the budget." (Video is of high quality with slides and narration.)
Political Parties and Their Functions
Great teachers from outstanding universities give instruction on federalism in this video from Thinkwell's online American Government series. This video will discuss: Political Parties and Their Functions. The video uses lecture format and pictures to aid in the explanations. Run time 10:17.
Who Invented the Calculator?
Learn who invented the calculator from a mathematics instructor. The math instructor explains that the calculator was invented by the Chinese in the form of an abacus. He shows and explains various devices used in history on a whiteboard.
Lost Worlds: The Vikings 5
The History Channel shows us the Lost World of the Vikings and the advances and technology of the Nordic culture.
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s last speech
He was assassinated the next day and speaks of the promised day. (01:16)
I Have a Dream: Black History Month Celebration
This video was made to celebrate the I Have a Dream speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Students play roles of famous African Americans throughout history echoing the words of Dr. King. (05:35)
History of the N.A.A.C.P., Part 1 of 2
This video features information regarding 'one of the oldest and most influential civil rights organizations in the United States' (Wikipedia, 2009); the N.A.A.C.P.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965
This brief video is about the Voting Rights Act of 1965 which secured the right to vote without any penalty to Black Americans.
The Presidents: Reagan
In 1988, after two terms in office, Ronald Reagan left the White House one of the most popular presidents of the twentieth century -- and one of the most controversial. A failed actor, Reagan became a passionate ideologue who preached a simple gospel of lower taxes, less government, and anti-communism. (04:10:37)
Cold War: Vietnam - part 1/5
1954 - 1968 Vietnam has been divided since the end of French colonial rule. The North is run by communists, the South by anti-Communists. Ignoring warnings against involvement in a nationalist struggle, the United States commits its armed forces. American protests against the war mount. The U.S. realizes this is not a war it can win.