"Introduction to Neuroscience, Fall 2007"
" This course is an introduction to the mammalian nervous system, with emphasis on the structure and function of the human brain. Topics include the function of nerve cells, sensory systems, control of movement, learning and memory, and diseases of the brain."
"Brain Structure and Its Origins, Spring 2009"
" Outline of mammalian functional neuroanatomy, aided by studies of comparative neuroanatomy and evolution, and of brain development. Topics include early steps to a central nervous system, basic patterns of brain and spinal cord connections, regional development and differentiation, regeneration, motor and sensory pathways and structures, systems underlying motivations, innate action patterns, formation of habits, and various cognitive functions. Lab techniques reviewed. Optional brain dissect
"Neuropharmacology, January IAP 2009"
" The neuropharmacology course will discuss the drug-induced changes in functioning of the nervous system. The specific focus of this course will be to provide a description of the cellular and molecular actions of drugs on synaptic transmission. This course will also refer to specific diseases of the nervous system and their treatment in addition to giving an overview of the techniques used for the study of neuropharmacology. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP)
The Human Body, an Overview
Learn about your body and what makes it tick in this short, computer-animated video. The video briefly covers the following key concepts: muscular system, skeletal system, circulatory system, respiratory system, excretory system, endocrine system and the nervous system. The video ends with a 10-question, fill-in-the-blank quiz.
Video discusses the nervous system. It shows what the nervous system is responsible for. It discusses what the nervous system is made of, how big it is, and what it controls. It is called the nervous system because it is made of billions of nerve cells. The brain is divided into the right side and the left side. It also shows the different parts of the brain.
The Anatomy of the Central Nervous System
This is an excellent, concise video giving information through simple animation and commentary. A quote from the video: "The nervous system is a complex network of nerve cells and nerve fibers spread throughout the body. Its function is to interpret, store, and respond to information received from inside and outside."
Learn about the communication system of your body. What lies beneath how you respond to everyday stimuli? How does your nerves process information? Video discusses what the nervous system does and how it works. This discussion of the nervous system is split into two parts; the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.
Nervous System - Kids Animation Learn Series
Learn all about the functions of the Human Body from the 'Human Body' Kids Animation Learn Series. This simple video elaborated with pictures and descriptions about the human nervous system are enjoyable and make learning about this complex system understandable for all ages.
How the Nervous System Works
The nervous system is your information station. Learn more about your nervous system and its major organs as well as their functions with this short video from Kids Health. The video also addresses the size/weight of your brain and the various parts of your brain.
Human Anatomy - Peripheral Nervous System
This is a computer-animated video (02:23) that describes the nervous system and its three parts: the autonomic nervous system, the enteric nervous system, and the somatic nervous system. This video has English captions at the bottom of the screen. This may be good for big classrooms where sound may not travel far.
The Nervous System: A Phylogenetic Perspective
Professor George Wolfe discusses the nervous system in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. The video uses lecture format along with notes and illustrations on a board. Run time 08:22.
Human Regulation: The Nervous System and the Action Potential
Professor George Wolfe discusses the nervous system and the action potential in human regulation in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series.
Brain and Nervous System - music video
Your most important organ is your mighty good brain in this parody of En Vogue's "Whatta Man" by Bill Nye. Lyrics quickly teach you about the organs and functions of the nervous system. Run time 1:43
Managing Stress and Psychosomatic Disorders Through Meditation
This practical session on meditation teaches the technique of awakening the subtle energy from the position of the nervous system and the energy centers using positive affirmations to attain self-realization. The instructor will conclude the session by going through research findings on meditation and stress management. No mats are required. This meditation is performed while sitting on a chair. 59:42 min.
Poliomyelitis, also known as infantile paralysis, is a viral infection of the intestinal tract that sometimes can attack the central nervous system and lead to severe muscular paralysis. After the 1916 outbreak, the United States averaged 21,000 paralytic cases per year. During the 1930-40s, both private and government research was accelerated to try to find a cure for this dreaded disease. The National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis, now the March of Dimes, was inaugurated by Franklin D. Roo
The Mark Steel Lectures- Descartes 3/3
Written and delivered by Mark Steel, each scripted lecture presents persuasive, yet witty, arguments for the importance of Descartes. This episode continues with the discussion of God in Descartes thoughts. Mr. Steel then discusses Descartes new topic, which was anatomy. He discovered that the senses work through the nervous system. He then continued that our minds are separate from our
Charming Snakes- Cobras in the Dark
Cobras are one of the most poisonous snakes in the world. Their most
distinctive feature is their hooded head which they raise to intimidate
prey as it spreading their hood makes them look larger.
Cobras usually eat rodents, eggs, and frogs; but they also eat other
snakes such as rat snakes. Their venom is a neurotoxin and when injected
into prey, it paralyses the animal by shutting down the function of the
nervous system, which ultimately leads to cardiac
Once absorbed into our bodies, lead can have devastating effects on the brain and central nervous system. Learn more about lead poisoning in this short video. 1:32 min.
9.98 Neuropharmacology (MIT)
The neuropharmacology course will discuss the drug-induced changes in functioning of the nervous system. The specific focus of this course will be to provide a description of the cellular and molecular actions of drugs on synaptic transmission. This course will also refer to specific diseases of the nervous system and their treatment in addition to giving an overview of the techniques used for the study of neuropharmacology. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP),
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