The Aging Brain: Learning, Memory, and Wisdom

In his talk, "The Aging Brain: Learning, Memory, and Wisdom," McGovern Institute investigator John Gabrieli discusses the capacity of the human brain to change over the course of a lifetime. Prof. Gabrieli gave his talk to the Emma Rogers Society at the McGovern Institute for Brain REsearch at MIT on October 5, 2012.


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How mountains grow when continents crash
Full story: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25270 India and Eurasia's collision should have been too brief for the Himalayas to grow tall, but it now seems one just pushed past the other and ploughed on
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Deze Prezi tracht een antwoord te bieden op de vragen: 

  • Wat is een virus?
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De presentatie wordt ondersteund met afbeeldingen en videobeelden.


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Edward Eigen

SMArchS Colloquium, October 12, 2012

Edward Eigen, Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Anaglyptography and the Phthisiophobic Imagination; or, The Passion of Louis Braille: An Historico-Religio-Numismatic Essay


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Andy Bond MBA 1993, Chairman of Republic, the fashion brand and Wiggle, online cycle retailer talks passionately about his Cranfield experience.
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Fighting For A More Generous World
Exploring an essential human virtue. Whether it's the gift of time, money, or a helping hand, everyone has the capacity to transform someone else's life. But, in a world where millions struggle to put food on the table, millions more struggle either to keep their jobs or to find jobs that pay a living wage, and millions still struggle with either preventable or treatable diseases, why do some people give so much and others so little? The University of Notre Dame's Science of Generosity initiativ
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By: clps01000c Scienziati in Corto
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Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy -- Oct. 30, 2012
The International Space Station flies over post-tropical cyclone Sandy on Oct. 30, 2012, as it storms across the northeast United States.
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Science Bulletins: Caving for Cures - Mining Drugs From Nature
Brian Bachmann, an assistant professor of chemistry at Vanderbilt University, has combined his interest in natural products drug production with his hobby of caving to set up the first systematic program to search for novel drugs produced by cave-dwelling microorganisms. Microbes that thrive in these highly competitive environments are good candidates for producing compounds that can be used to fight disease. Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Educati
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China hoists recovery signals ahead of leadership transition
Oct. 18 - China has reported a seventh consecutive quarter of slowing economic growth, but as the once a decade leadership transition looms, signs of a recovery are starting to emerge. Tara Joseph reports.
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Reuters Today: China's growth worry, Europe's bank bust-up
Oct. 18 - Chinese growth slows again, but retail sales and industrial output numbers suggest this could be as bad as it gets. Meanwhile, a banking row looks set to dominate Europe's latest summit.
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Breakingviews: Rosneft offer is positive
Oct. 18 - Rosneft's offer for the oligarchs' 50% of TNK-BP and some of BP's 50% could be a good deal for all involved, say Breakingviews.
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3XSQ: Travelers posts record profit; shares at all-time high
Oct 18 - Travelers Cos Inc posted a record quarterly operating profit as prices rose and losses from natural disasters fell sharply, the property insurance company said.
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An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in London, Volume 2 - West London
The Royal Commission on Historical Monuments of England survey, covering 16 London boroughs in the west of the city, ranging from Stoke Newington in the north east, Wandsworth and Lambeth in the south, to the westernmost borough of Hammersmith.
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In this video clip, take a closer look at the life of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt and lover of Julius Caesar and Antony. (1:52)
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Learn to Teach Science in Museum's MAT Program The Museum's innovative Master of Arts in Teaching program is now accepting applicants for the 2013 class. This full-time, paid Master's degree program combines science and pedagogy coursework with teaching experience to train candidates to teach Earth and space science in New York State. To learn more about the Museum's MAT program: Visit the Museum's website http://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/master-of-arts-in-teaching Attend an upcoming Ope
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Episode 91 - Windows Azure Mobile Services Updates | Windows Azure Cloud Cover Show

In this episode Nick and Nate catch up on a variety of Windows Azure news and discuss the latest improvements to Windows Azure Mobile Services. Nick demonstrates how easy it is to send SMS messages using Twilio and Mobile Services. Additionally, Nick shows how to use the Windows Azure SDK for Node.JS from Mobile Services using the 'azure' node module.

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The relationship of the brain to behavior, beginning with the basic elements that make up the nervous system and how electrical and chemical signals in the brain work to effect behavior. Using this foundation, we examine how the brain learns and how it creates new behaviors, together with the brian mechanisms that are involved in sensory experience, movement, hunger and thirst, sexual behaviors, the experience of emotions, perception and cognition, memory and the brain's plasticity. Other key t
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